Social Chatter Episode 1: Instagram Removes Square Image Limitations

Social Chatter: Episode 1

Social Chatter Episode 1: Instagram Removes Square Image Limitations

Welcome to our weekly episode of Social Chatter where we cover the latest social media news.

Each episode of Social Chatter is available as a blog post or video.

Let's see what's cooking in social media this week with your hosts, Christian Karasiewicz and Vincent Orleck!

Watch This Week's Social Media Updates


Instagram Now Supports Portrait and Landscape Mode

Instagram landscape and portrait modes
The biggest news in social media from this past week came from Instagram.

Instagram announced you can now shoot photos and videos in portrait and landscape mode.

This is in addition to shooting in square mode.

Clipping In Slideshare

Clipping slides in Slideshare

LinkedIn announced clipping in Slideshare.

You'll be able to curate your favorite content on Slideshare.

You can save slides from your favorite Slideshare presentations or view them for later.

Facebook M

You've probably used Siri or Cortana.

This week, Facebook began testing a new tool for Facebook Messenger called Facebook M.

With Facebook M, you'll be able to have your own virtual assistant to help you book reservations, purchase items, have gifts delivered to your loved ones, and so on.

Today we're beginning to test a new service called M. M is a personal digital assistant inside of Messenger that...

Posted by David Marcus on Wednesday, August 26, 2015


1 Billion Facebook Users In a Day

Earlier this week, Facebook also announced they had 1 billion users on Facebook in a single day.

That's an amazing accomplishment!

We just passed an important milestone. For the first time ever, one billion people used Facebook in a single day.On...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, August 27, 2015


YouTube Launches Video Channel for Gamers

If you're a gamer, you'll love this announcement from YouTube.

They've launched a gaming channel. Here's a short video about this.

If you want to view the channel, go here.


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


Mirrativ is app that let's you record your screen while you're playing games.

What's interesting is that it only launched for Android. They plan to add an iOS version at a later date.
Download Mirrativ  


Example of ShareTally
Have you ever wanted to see where your website or blog posts are getting shared the most?

ShareTally makes it easy to check any website URL to see where the most social shares are happening.

Try ShareTally  


Afterlight app
If you're looking for a powerful app to edit images for Instagram, check out Afterlight.

It's one of our favorite apps for editing images because you can color correct your photos, add filters, borders and more before you go and upload them to Instagram.

Download Afterlight  

Layout from Instagram

Layout from Instagram
Speaking of Instagram, if you want to build your own collage before sharing your photos on Instagram, check out their official app.

You can create your layout from this app or do it from the Instagram app (provided you have both installed).
Download Layout from Instagram  


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

Be sure to tune-in to next week's Blab to find out what's cooking in social media next week!

If you have any questions about anything mentioned this week, share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or in the comments below.

About The Author
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.

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