Social Chatter Episode 236: Pinterest Shop Tabs & WhatsApp Message Forwarding Limits: What Marketers Need to Know

Social Chatter Episode 236 Pinterest Shop Tabs & WhatsApp Message Forwarding Limits: What Marketers Need to Know

Social Chatter Episode 236: Pinterest Shop Tabs & WhatsApp Message Forwarding Limits: What Marketers Need to Know

Welcome to the 236th episode of Social Chatter, the longest running social media marketing talk show. We cover the latest social media news from this past week, including:

If you like, you can watch or listen to Social Chatter on our blog, YouTube channel, podcast or the Alexa Flash Briefing.

If you missed the last episode of our social media marketing talk show, we discussed new Facebook Live tools with Christian Karasiewicz, Jim Fuhs and Lisa Patrick.

Let's see what's new in social media this week with, Christian Karasiewicz and Jim Fuhs.
 

Social Chatter: Social Media Marketing Talk Show - Episode 236

 

 

Pinterest Shop Tabs

In Pinterest news, they announced Pinterest Shop Tabs.

Pinterest shop tabs will allow users to browse in-stock inventory from "Shop" tabs in Pinterest search and on Pinterest boards.

With the new Pinterest shopping tabs, users can quickly locate in-stock items from retailers. Some sample queries include "spring outfits," "kitchen remodel," etc.

If there are shoppable items, you will see Pinterest shop tabs. If you want to shop, you can shop directly from Pinterest without having to go to a websites separate checkout process. Here is a look at how the shop tabs work.

 

Why Pinterest Shop Tabs Matter For Your Business

Pinterest shop tabs make it easier for customers to shop directly from your Pinterest pins.

Customers can pin design ideas, but now they can shop your products (and see inventory).

As a business, there are two things you can do to encourage more shopping from Pinterest.

The first is to be sure you have added Pinterest images to your blog or website. We recommend using Social Warfare. You can customize the image that users can pin to Pinterest.

Additionally, you should optimize your images for SEO and for Pinterest search. This way customers can discover your products on their own. A tool to help you can easily do this with is Tasty Pins.

 

Other Social Media News Mentioned

Here are some additional social media news topics that we covered on our weekly live social media marketing talk show that are worth checking out.

 

Tools

In addition to sharing the latest news from this past week, we also highlighted some great social media tools and apps for you to check out.

 

ZmURL

The first tool that we have for you this week is ZmURL.

ZmURL is a free tool for Zoom. You can use it to easily customize the link previews for your meetings and events.

To use ZmURL, simply add your Zoom meeting information. You can then upload an image and customize your Zoom meeting URL so that it is easier for attendees to access.

 

ZmURL is a free tool for customizing your Zoom meeting link and event.

Customize your Zoom MEetings

 

 

 

Catch-up

The second tool that we have for you this week is Catch-up.

Catch-up is a mobile app that can help you stay on-top of trending topics, new podcasts and more.

With Catch-up, you are presented with news in the form of video, text and audio.

 

Catch-up is a freemium app. You can unlock additional pieces of news starting at $20 per month or $150 for a lifetime subscription.

 

Use Catch-up to keep up with trending topics

 

 

Wrap-up

That's it for this week's episode of Social Chatter.

To watch next week's episode of Social Chatter, your weekly social media marketing talk show, tune-in to our YouTube channel or watch on Facebook to learn about the latest breaking social media news from this week!

If you have any questions about any of the social media news or tools that were mentioned this week, please share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or in the comments below.
 

About The Author
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Christian Karasiewicz Founder, Social Chefs Founder and CEO of Social Chefs, a digital marketing agency. I host two shows, #SocialChatter, the industries longest running social media marketing talk show and Social Snacks, 5 minute or less social media marketing tutorials.