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
Updates to Google Plus
You probably thought Google Plus was finished.
This week, Google introduced a new redesign. They chose to keep collections and communities and redesigned Google+.
You can read more about the Google Plus changes on Google's official blog.
Facebook Tests Hiding Posts From Your Ex
This week, Facebook started testing a tool to to help people "manage how they interact with their former partners on Facebook after a relationship has ended."
This new feature helps you reduce the amount of posts you see from your former partner.
Read more about Facebook's relationship tool.
Facebook Launches Donate Tools for Non-Profits
Another update to Facebook this weeks are new tools for non-profits.
These new tools will make it easier for non-profits to raise money for disaster relief and bring attention to issues you care about.
Read more about Facebook non-profit tools.
Facebook Adds Holiday Shopping Ad-targeting Segment
One last update from Facebook this week comes to ad-targeting.
If you plan on running ads geared towards Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you'll now find ad-targeting segmentations within Facebook Ads Manager.
This way you can engage with an audience that's interested in content surrounding these holidays.
To read more about this new ad-targeting segmentation, click here.
Instagram Removes Feed Functionality
This week, Instagram started removing access to the Instagram feed.
This is pretty big news because it affects a lot of applications that used the Instagram feed.
They say they're working on "providing a focused set of terms and processes that give clarity to the use cases we will support going forward," so they're not totally abandoning it.
To read more about these changes, check out the Instagram developers blog.
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.
Buffer Adds Social Media Calendar
Buffer is already an amazing social media tool that seems to do it all.
One thing that was missing was a social media calendar.
In addition to being able to schedule your updates, you can view them on your own social media calendar inside of Buffer.Try the Buffer Social Media Calendar
Revive Old Posts
With the holidays coming up, be sure you keep your social media channels filled.
One way to do that is to keep your recent blog posts in your social media channels.
With "revive old posts," you can have your content continuously shared while you're growing your business.
Download Review Old Posts
One of the challenges with using a smartphone is that you only have the available memory on your device.
Fortunately, if you use Google Photos, you can have your photos backed up so that you free up space on your device.
If you need them later on, you can always download them from Google Photos.
Download Google Photos
That’s it for this week’s episode of Social Chatter.
Be sure to tune-in to our next episode on Blab to find out what’s cooking in social media!
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