Welcome to this week’s 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
Pinterest Launches Visual Search Pins
This week, Pinterest announced a new feature called visual search pins.
According to Pinterest, "now we’ve got a new tool that lets you find all those things you don't have the words to describe."
You can read more about visual search pins on Pinterest's official blog.
Instagram Tests 3D Touch Ads
This week, Instagram is said to be testing 3D Touch, a feature available on Apple's newest iPhone 6S and 6S Plus.
This new feature will allow users to peak at a product they find on Instagram and pop open a page to shop from Instagram.
Read more about 3D Touch ads.
Twitter Launches ScratchReel
Over on Twitter, they announced a new feature called ScratchReel.
This feature allows you to scrub through animated GIFs.
Here's an example on how Twitter ScratchReel works.
Spotted a ScratchReel yet? Scrub back & forth to help the @WSL surfer escape the tube! ⏪?⏩ Only on Twitter, dude. pic.twitter.com/Ajh8Rmjz7W
— Twitter (@twitter) November 12, 2015
Facebook Adds Subscribe to Live Mentions
Do you follow a celebrity or public figure on Facebook?
If they are using the Facebook Mentions app, you can now subscribe to their live streams.
Facebook Messenger Magic
Another update from Facebook is a feature called Facebook Messenger photo magic.
It is currently in testing, but the way that it works is it scans your photos you've taken using facial recognition.
You then get notified and prompted to send pics to friends that it identifies.
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.
Google Keep is a free note-taking app that works with the Google suite of products.
We would compare it to using Evernote.
Download Google Keep
The LinkedIn Lookup app can help you find and contact anyone at your company - even if you're not connected to them.
Download LinkedIn Lookup
Notify by Facebook
Notify by Facebook is an app that notifies you when your favorite news, sports or celebrity channels post new content.
Right now, they mainly support major news sites, but we expect them to add more as the service grows.
Download Notify by Facebook
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!
If you have any questions about anything mentioned this week, share them with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or in the comments below.