Social Chatter Episode 50: Facebook Slideshow Ads Get New Features

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Social Chatter Episode 50: Facebook Slideshow Ads Get New Features

Welcome to this week’s episode of Social Chatter where we cover the latest social media news from this past week.

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 host, Christian Karasiewicz and special guest, Nick Rishwain!

Watch This Week’s Social Media Updates



Facebook Slideshow Ads Get New Features

Also this week, Facebook announced updates to slideshow ads.

Here is what Facebook slideshow ads look like.

Facebook Slideshow Ads - Stance

With this update, Facebook slideshow ads bring a number of new useful features to the Facebook Ads creating process.

Here are some of the new slideshow ad features.

  • Add text and music
  • Create slideshows on the go from mobile
  • Use assets from Facebook’s stock image library
  • Deliver video content to users on low bandwidth connections


Facebook Live Two-Person Broadcasts

Facebook Live Video two-person broadcasts

This week, Facebook rolled out an update for Facebook Live Video.

This new update brings the ability to do two-person live broadcasts.

Right now it was only rolled out to verified accounts and will be rolling out to non-verified pages in September. You also have to be using an iOS device for now.

This is a big step forward, as Facebook continues to make its push into the live video arena.


Pinterest Acquires Instapaper

Instapaper - iOS

In Pinterest news, they have acquired Instapaper.

Instapaper is an app that you can use to save and store articles to read when you’re offline.

This is a great move by Pinterest and should help improve boost discoverability of content.

Considering Facebook has save on Facebook, in order for Pinterest to keep up, they need to make it easier for their users to discover and save new pins.

This acquisition should help!


Apple Working on Snapchat-style Video Sharing

One last piece of social media news this week is that Apple is working on a Snapchat type of video sharing.

While little is known about the project, their video sharing app would allow users to record video, apply filters and drawings like you can with Snapchat, and share their creations with contacts or other social networks such as Twitter.



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.

Spark Pro

Spark Pro - iOS

The first tool we wanted to share this week is Spark Pro.

Spark Pro is an award-winning iPhone app to capture, edit and create beautiful videos which you can share with customers or on your favorite social media channels.

Download Spark Pro  

Lifestage by Facebook

Lifestage by Facebook - iOS

The next tool we wanted to share with you is Lifestage by Facebook.

Lifestage is an app by Facebook that let’s teenagers create and share a visual profile of who they are with their school network.

With Lifestage (iOS), teenagers can get to know people at their school or at nearby schools.

Download Lifestage by Facebook  

Napkin Sketch

Napkin Sketch - iOS

The last tool we wanted to share this week is called Napkin Sketch.

Napkin Sketch (iOS) is an app to help you quickly sketch out rough ideas.

What is great about Napkin Sketch is that it’s not about getting your idea perfect. Instead, it’s about getting the idea down so that you can work on it later.

Napkin Sketch is a free app that can help you quickly jot down your next million dollar idea so that you don’t forget it.

Download Napkin Sketch  


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

Be sure to tune-in to our next episode on Social Chatter to find out what’s new 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.


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.