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Linkedin Replaces Applications With Features

Janet Fouts

Long time power users of Linkedin have been using Linkedin Applications to enhance their profiles with deeper information and sharing opportunities. Now some of those applications are being replaced and the site is slowly moving accounts to the new system. You’ll still be able to add content through their new rich media feature. Perhaps drag and drop will be added soon.

Twitter, Vine, Periscope Debut Rio 2016 Features

SocialTimes Twitter

detailed the social network’s and apps’ Rio 2016 features in a blog post. There will be a featured channel on Periscope with Rio 2016 content, as well as related content in Vine’s Explore section, and when Vine users double-tap Vines from the @Olympics  account and various team accounts, they will see the Olympic Flame rather than a heart. and the U.S., Brazil and Japan.

7 Important Instagram Features Your Brand Should Know

Sprout Social

For some businesses, it’s hard to stay up to date on the latest Instagram features. Since 2014, roughly 18 new Instagram features, updates or changes to the app were released. In 2016 alone, Instagram announced major feature changes such as: View Counts on Videos. To ensure you’re a professional Instagrammer–here are seven Instagram features you have to know: 1.

Facebook Introduces Rio 2016 Features

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook introduced a host of features in advance of Friday’s Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games  in Rio de Janeiro. Starting Wednesday, country flag masks can be added to photos and videos, including Facebook Live  videos, via the MSQRD  application, which is available for iOS  and Android. The social network will do the same prior to the Aug. 21 Closing Ceremony.

Facebook Slideshow Ads Get Several New Features

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook introduced its Slideshow  feature last October, allowing brands to create video ads out of groups of still images, and the social network announced  a host of new Slideshow features Tuesday. Then they can choose from audio tracks that reflect a range of different themes, and they will soon be able to upload their own audio tracks.

Best iOS6 Features for Business Users

Idaconcpts

It has loads of impressive features which are best suited for business professionals. Productivity, application management, communication management, security, speed, ease of access, navigation etc. are few features which can help this operating system to get nominated for “Best OS for business” this year. There is a saviour for you, VIP Mail feature. The Passbook  .

Feature Friday: Musing about Mobile Networking

Ari Herzog

Tweet Share The following is a feature article by Rob the Web Guy. Without having to know anything about graphic design, HTML, or FBML; and without paying for third-party applications, you too can have pertinent information on your Facebook page! Any better suggestions? -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Feature Friday: Musing about Mobile Networking on his blog. Really?

Up, Periscope: New Features for iOS 10

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter’s Periscope  livestreaming application jumped on board the iOS 10  train. Readers: What do you think of Periscope’s new features for iOS 10? Periscope announced in a blog post  that its live broadcasts can now be shared via iMessage , along with custom-designed stickers  created for iOS 10. And the Periscope iOS app  now offers universal support for the iPad.

Facebook Adds Slideshow Feature to iOS App

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Monday introduced a feature for users of its flagship iOS application , Slideshow, not to be confused with the ad unit of the same name  that debuted last October. The social network said in an email to SocialTimes that the Slideshow feature originated in its stand-alone Moments  app, and testing in the main Facebook app has been ongoing since December.

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Facebook Debuts Featured Events on iOS App in 10 U.S. Cities

SocialTimes Facebook

gained access to a new Featured Events feature Monday. Josh Constine  of TechCrunch  reported on the launch of the feature, saying that the events  are curated by Facebook employees, and categories include art, entertainment, family, festival, fitness, food and drink, learning, community, music and sports. As for why the social network is not planning a stand-alone events application, Koolwal told Constine: The cost to installing an app is high. If we can build a lot of discovery features into Facebook and get people to use them, that’s a huge win.

Facebook Live Goes Full-Screen, Adds Video-Only Mode, Extends Sessions to Four Hours

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network said in an email to SocialTimes that landscape full-screen broadcasting on Android will launch later this summer, and also detailed two new features: a video-only mode and longer broadcasts. Facebook also announced that Facebook Live sessions via both its flagship applications and the Facebook Live API  can now run up to four hours.

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Why the Facebook Feature Frenzy Will Fail

Geoff Livingston

Last week Mark Zuckerberg revealed video chat (see above video), the first of many new features in what will be called, “ Launching Season 2011.&# Yet, this announcement (conveniently timed one week after Google+ launched) only seems to add to the problems that Facebook has. Geekery Mobile android facebook Facebook Application google iPhone mobile Social Media twitter

What'sApp Brings In ‘Starred Messages’ Feature And Has Prolonged Free Subscription Period - Social Media

Social Media Network Marketing

Why is this taking place? 1: What'sApp introduces ‘Stared Messages’ Feature that lets you bookmark important messages. What'sApp will probably have to work on its other features as well. 2: Currently it has prolonged the Free Subscription Period. Here is a short Preview on this latest Application which has got people joining it: ​ WowApp is free and shares over 70% of its own revenue/margin with you. Private Mode: get the best privacy feature where messages are deleted automatically when you end the chat ​ Want to take a quick look? Great move. The choice is yours!

Feature Friday: Is Social Networking Making Us Less Social?

Ari Herzog

The following is a feature article by Christopher Roberts. You can have your diary sitting right next to your social media application right there on screen, so you can easily contact friends and family and arrange to meet up. Do you feel as close (not physical distance, but that feeling that comes from inside) to your friends as you did when there was no social media? -- Ari Herzog thanks you for reading Feature Friday: Is Social Networking Making Us Less Social? Related posts: Feature Friday: How to Successfully Network Online. Features networkingGreat!

In-App Payments to Brands, Other New Features in Facebook Messenger Platform v1.2

SocialTimes Facebook

containing several new features, the most prominent of which is the ability for brands to accept payments  directly via the application. The other major feature launch is the ability for brands to use News Feed ads  on Facebook to drive users to Messenger via calls to action such as “send message,” “shop now” or “learn more.”. Other new features in Messenger Platform v1.2

Facebook Beefs Up Analytics for Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook launched several new features and an improved design for its Analytics for Apps  free mobile analytics solution. The social network introduced Analytics for Apps at its F8  global developers’ conference in March 2015. With more than 1.5 People Insights and Push Notifications in Facebook Analytics f… Posted by Facebook for Developers on Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Twitter Introduces Emoji Targeting

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter ads application-programming interface product manager Neil Shah announced in a blog post  that emoji keyword targeting is now available to advertisers on the social network. According to Shah, advertisers can now target Twitter users who recently tweeted or engaged with tweets that featured emojis, with the help of six Twitter Official Partners : 4C , AdParlor , Amobee Brand Intelligence , HYFN , Perion  and SocialCode. Shah wrote: This new feature uses emoji activity as a signal of a person’s mood or mindset—unlocking unique opportunities for marketers.

Social Advertising: Focus on Power, Not Parity

SocialTimes Facebook

Giving application-programming-interface access to application developers helped accelerate Facebook’s growth from 20 million users to more than 1 billion daily users  less than 10 years later. These companies, generally referred to as “buying tools,” focus myopically on the tactical features that help brands create social ads. It takes at least two months, and usually more, for a third-party buying tool to reach parity with native features, so marketers have to use native tools until their vendors reach parity. Another highly manual process using Excel exports.

Facebook Reader a welcome feature

Sherrilynne Starkie

Today, we are hearing reports that Facebook is going to launch a reader application, and my first thought was, I hope this won’t change Facebook’s current update feeds. Facebook Featured Headline Social Media Facebook Reader Google Reader News aggregator Google will soon shelve Reader and this has created a lot of panicky online noise from ardent fans.  However, I am largely unconcerned. Image via CrunchBase. Earlier this month, rumours about Facebook’s possible Google Reader replacement erupted when mentions of RSS feeds appeared in Facebook’s code. Do you use Google Reader?

Twitter Adds Periscope Button to iOS, Android Apps

SocialTimes Twitter

Twitter reminded its users that Facebook Live  is far from the only live-video streaming option, adding a Periscope  button to its iOS and Android applications. Twitter announced the new feature in a tweet (embedded below): Ready to go live? Twitter Web Video Android Applications apps Facebook Live iOS Live Streaming Live Videos Mashable Periscope Photos Videos

10 Features I Want to See in TweetDeck

TwiTip

Twitip Getting more out of twitter Follow 102,289 followers Subscribe 20,083 subscribers starters guide getting followers tools tips business people news add a tip Neal Wiser @nealwiser 10 Features I Want to See in TweetDeck 37 I have a love/hate relationship with TweetDeck. Dragging Columns Solution: Dragging and Dropping has been a user feature in applications for years.

Facebook Debuts App Event Optimization, Extends Dynamic Ads, Canvas to Apps

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook announced Monday that it will extend its dynamic ads  and Canvas  ad product to applications, along with launching a new product, App Event Optimization. Advertising/Marketing Facebook App Event Optimization Applications apps Canvas Developers Dynamic Ads Facebook Audience Network games Gaming Instagram Mobile App Install Ads Mobile Application Install Ads mobile commerce

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What Twitter’s Rate Limit Changes Mean to You

Janet Fouts

When an application like Hootsuite, Tweetdeck or a mobile Twitter app like Tweetbot checks your account on Twitter, it’s what is called an “API Call” This does NOT include the number of messages you send through these tools, only the number of times the tool hits the Twitter server to check for more. Twitter strategy Twitter Twitter applicationsSo who cares?

Facebook’s New Ad Products for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday introduced three advertising products aimed at retailers with brick-and-mortar stores: store locator, store visits and the offline conversions application-programming interface. Store visits gives retailers information on the number of people who viewed local awareness ads  on Facebook and then actually visited those stores. Optimize future campaigns.

Facebook Audience Network Block List Added to Business Manager

SocialTimes Facebook

Brands and agencies using Facebook’s Business Manager  now have the option of blocking their ads from running on specific applications or websites. Advertisers: What do you think of the new block list feature? Featured image courtesy of Shutterstock. You can select a block list when you choose the Audience Network placement during campaign creation.

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Blizzard Entertainment Facebook Live API Integration Goes Live

SocialTimes Facebook

The social network and the game developer announced in June  that Blizzard would integrate Facebook Login  and the Facebook Live application-programming interface  into its games, with the Facebook Live API allowing Blizzard’s players to stream gameplay directly to their Facebook Timelines. Gamers: Will you use this feature? Facebook Gaming Américas APIs Application-Programming Interfaces Australia blizzard entertainment Developers Facebook Live Facebook Live API Facebook login Live Videos Livestreaming Mac New Zealand PC southeast asia VideosBlizzard Streaming.

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SocialFish Job Board is Live! Please Share!

SocialFish

Make all your clients happy with all the great applicants coming to fill their job postings! Featured From the Trenches Nimble Nonprofit SocialFish NewsSo excited to announce that our job board is now live!!!! Will you please share this with your friends and colleagues and employer and anyone else you know who might be looking for a job or looking to hire? . Check it out here!

15 Awesome Social Media Apps for iPhone

Razor Social

Some applications will just waste your time and some will benefit your business.   The applications we have selected below will make you more effective on social media. Here are some of the features: Mute people, keywords or tweet sources. Nice time-saving features! 4. You have your mobile with you 24 hours a day so you might as well get more benefit from it! PRISMA.

Videos Can Now Be Added to Facebook Comments

SocialTimes Facebook

Software engineer Bob Baldwin  announced in a note  that the social network released the new feature worldwide Thursday. Baldwin described how the feature was created during Facebook’s 50th Hackathon: At the hackathon, we coded as quickly as we could all day, and by the evening, we could feel the pieces starting to come together. Readers: What are your thoughts on this new feature?

Spotify Track Previews Can Be Added to Twitter Audio Cards

SocialTimes Twitter

And Spotify said in a statement, as reported by TechCrunch : As part of today’s launch, Spotify tracks can now be featured within Twitter Moments , providing another great way to discover new music. Twitter #SummertimeSoundtrack Applications apps Audio Cards Moments music soundcloud Spotify Techcrunch timelineTwitter announced  that 30-second previews of tracks from Spotify  can now be added to users’ timelines  and Moments. The integration with Spotify follows a similar move in April to support audio content from SoundCloud  in Twitter’s audio cards. https://t.co/93avzwiQbs.

Facebook Announces New, Improved Share and Save Options, Social Plugins

SocialTimes Facebook

Sharing is caring, and Facebook Tuesday introduced several improved ways for developers of applications and websites to enable their users to share (and save) to the social network. Today, more than 300 million people use the save on Facebook  feature every month. The new Chrome buttons are available to developers via the Chrome Web Store.

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Facebook Live Getting Two-Person Remote Broadcasts, Pre-Scheduled Streams, MSQRD Masks/Effects

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook used VidCon  in Anaheim, Calif., to announce three upcoming updates to its Facebook Live  live-video-streaming feature. Facebook will add the ability for Facebook Live users to add a second participant in a different location to their streams, Tepper reported, adding that verified pages  will get the first crack at this new feature later this summer, with other users to follow. Finally, MSQRD users will be able to go directly to Facebook live via the MSQRD application, allowing them to sample masks and effects from MSQRD during their live streams.

15 Blogger Resources Not Previously Featured on ProBlogger

ProBlogger

Here, we’ve listed 15 blog tools and resources you may not have heard of (none have been featured in ProBlogger articles prior to now—we checked!). Also note: Timely is free, but the pro account features also include letting you post to Facebook. 7. As a developer’s tool for monitoring and debugging websites and applications. Hello Bar. What is it? Three reasons to bookmark it.

Facebook Offers Brands a Revamped Offers Experience

SocialTimes Facebook

Facebook Tuesday announced several new features for its Offers  ad units and page posts. The social network outlined the new features in an email to SocialTimes: Bookmark: People can easily claim an offer on mobile or on desktop and it will automatically save to their new Offers bookmark. Offers ads appear in people’s News Feed  in the Facebook mobile application and website.

WordPress Feature Review: New Features You Missed in 2012, Part 1

ProBlogger

The platform is constantly evolving beyond its blogging roots, with more great features being added every year. Today I’d like to walk you through the new features which were introduced in 2012, in WordPress 3.4 and 3.5. I’ll be focusing on the features that are most relevant to bloggers and explaining how they can help you. New features in WordPress 3.4.

Facebook, Instagram Team Up With IOC, Rio 2016 Organizing Committee, Official Broadcasters

SocialTimes Facebook

Instagram will launch several personalized video channels, accessible via search and its Explore  tab, featuring “the best moments happening in and around Rio.”. The IOC will launch an official Olympics bot  on Facebook Messenger , bringing users of the application the latest news about the Games. The 2016 Summer Olympic Games  are well underway, but Facebook and Instagram are still hard at work gaining access to more content. Highlights of the arrangement include: Official broadcasters of Rio 2016 will share highlights, Facebook Live  videos and 360-degree videos  on their pages.

Facebook Is Launching It’s Own App Center

Mindjumpers

Tweet Facebook has unveiled its own App Center just like Apple and Google – an application store for both Android and iOS devices that features native and web apps that connect with Facebook one way or another. Facebook is introducing a rating facility within the App Center and the highly rated apps will be featured on the front page of the App Center for promotion.

Blizzard Will Allow Users to Stream Its Games Via Facebook Live

SocialTimes Facebook

Once this feature becomes available, players will be able to live-stream their gameplay sessions to Facebook, and their friends will be able to subscribe and receive notifications when new streams are available. In a statement, Gio Hunt , executive vice president of corporate operations at Blizzard, commented: Blizzard games are best when played with friends, so it’s important to us to provide our players with features and services that make it easy and fun to share their experiences with each other. Blizzard will add Facebook Login to its PC games later this month.

NEW! Essentials of Online Community Management On-Demand Course

SocialFish

As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 8 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements. Applicants may use any program that meets eligibility requirements in the specific timeframe towards the exam application or renewal. EOCM video lessons are on-demand.

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[Help spread the word!] SocialFish Job Board is Live!

SocialFish

Make all your clients happy with all the great applicants coming to fill their job postings! Featured From the Trenches Nimble Nonprofit SocialFish NewsUPDATE  . We have a special 20% discount for employers for a very limited time:  Please use SOCIALFISHVIP at checkout. So excited to announce that our job board is now live!!!! Check it out here! Here is where you upload your resume.