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.

Facebook Testing Find WiFi Feature

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Some users of Facebook’s flagship iOS application are part of a test of a new feature enabling them to locate nearby WiFi networks. The feature is currently being tested in select countries. Readers: Would you like to see Facebook roll this feature out?

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Twitter, Vine, Periscope Debut Rio 2016 Features

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detailed the social network’s and apps’ Rio 2016 features in a blog post. Events Twitter #Olympics #ROT 2016 Summer Olympic Games @Rio2016 Applications apps Arabic Arcos da Lapa Australia basketball Brazil Buses Canada Carlos Henrique Moreira Jr.

Facebook Introduces Rio 2016 Features

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Facebook introduced a host of features in advance of Friday’s Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Users can add temporary profile picture frames to their profiles to support their countries.

Facebook Slideshow Ads Get Several New Features

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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.

Facebook Debuts Several Ad Products, New Features at Cannes Lions

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Facebook used the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France this week to take the wraps off several new advertising-related products and features.

Twitter Debuts New Customer-Support Features for Brands

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Social media users who are dissatisfied with customer support from brands often cite lack of response , and Twitter Thursday introduced two features to help businesses combat that perception. Readers: What do you think of Twitter’s new customer-service features?

Facebook Adds 2 Global Ad-Targeting Features

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Facebook introduced two new features to aid advertisers seeking to target new countries. The social network said in a Facebook for Business post that its lookalike audiences tool now contains a new feature that enables brands to target users in new countries with similar characteristics to users in the countries they are already targeting, adding that this can be done by uploading lists of existing customers or high-potential leads.

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! Features Facebook networking

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

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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.

Facebook Vote Planner Feature Prepares Users for Election Day

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After doing its part to get voters to register and endorse their candidates of choice , Facebook introduced a feature to give voters all of the information on what they will be voting on. Readers: What are your thoughts on Facebook’s vote planner feature?

More New Features for Facebook’s Analytics for Apps

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Facebook released more new features for its Analytics for Apps : support for web analytics, improved cross-device analytics, user properties and updated sharing insights. Product manager Josh Twist provided details on the latest round of new Analytics for Apps features in a blog post : Analytics for Apps is introducing a beta that adds support for web measurement and cross-platform metrics.

WhatsApp Introduces New Camera Features on Android

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WhatsApp announced the launch of several new camera features in its Android application. WhatsApp said these new camera features are now rolling out on Android devices, and that they will come to iPhone soon. Readers: What do you think of these new features?

Facebook Adds Slideshow Feature to iOS App

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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. Readers: What are your thoughts on this new feature?

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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.&# Geekery Mobile android facebook Facebook Application google iPhone mobile Social Media twitter

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?

Up, Periscope: New Features for iOS 10

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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?

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Facebook Testing Slideshow Feature in Android App

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Some Android users are starting to see the Slideshow feature Facebook introduced for its flagship iOS application last June (pictured to the right).

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

Social Media Network Marketing

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. 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?

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

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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.

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Facebook Testing Rooms Feature for Messenger in Australia, Canada

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The Rooms feature in Messenger that Facebook began testing in September has been rolled out to users in Australia and Canada. Readers: Would you like to see Facebook roll this feature out globally?

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

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containing several new features, the most prominent of which is the ability for brands to accept payments directly via the application. Other new features in Messenger Platform v1.2 This feature will be available to all businesses on Messenger later this week.

Facebook Testing Data Saver Feature for Messenger

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One of the most common complaints about the flagship Facebook applications and the social network’s stand-alone Messenger apps is the amount of data they use. A solution may be on the way for Messenger, as the latest Android beta version includes a Data Saver feature, Matthew Hughes of The Next Web reported. The Data Saver feature also includes a counter that keeps users updated on how much data they have saved, Hughes reported.

How to Use Social Media and Influencer Marketing to Launch a New Business, Product or App

Pam Moore

The key to a successful business, product, service, or mobile application launch is proper planning. Social media and influencer marketing can optimize the launch of new business, product, service, or mobile application launch with proper planning.

Twitter Adds Quick Replies, Welcome Messages to DMs From Brands

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Businesses on Twitter can now take advantage of two new features for the social network’s direct messages: quick replies and welcome messages. Product manager Ian Cairns introduced the new features Tuesday in a blog post , saying that they begin rolling out Tuesday.

Facebook’s Favorite Hacks of 2016

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By the end of the hackathon, they were able to start a live videostreaming session in a group thread on Messenger and have other people in the group join as view-only participants, using the same signaling and permission models as the existing group audio calling feature within Messenger.

Twitter Introduces Emoji Targeting

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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.

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. I have had a Reader account for several years now, but hadn’t really ever used it.

Facebook Beefs Up Analytics for Apps

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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.

Now Hear This: Facebook Debuts Live Audio

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Product specialist Shirley Ip and software engineer Bhavana Radhakrishnan announced the new feature in a Facebook Media blog post , also pitching it as a way for publishers to go live in areas without strong network connectivity, as live audio obviously consumes far less bandwidth than live video.

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.

What Twitter’s Rate Limit Changes Mean to You

Janet Fouts

Twitter is changing the number of times the application can do that from 350 per hour to 60. If you use a Twitter application to get to Twitter and post, it used to be that the application could make 350 “calls” to Twitter per hour.

Facebook Unveils Resources for Business Influencers

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And the guide touches on getting started, building a presence, developing an audience, key features and tools, Instagram, content ideas and Facebook Media. We will regularly update this resource hub to reflect new products, features, updates, case studies and learnings.

Facebook Instant Articles Now Support 360-Degree Videos and Photos

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Product manager Josh Roberts announced the new options in a Facebook Media blog post , saying that publishers can begin adding 360 videos and 360 photos as of Thursday, and they will be viewable via the latest versions of Facebook’s flagship Android and iOS applications.

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Everything You Need To Know About Online Community Management

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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. DON’T BE LEFT OUT!

Facebook Testing Jobs Tab on Pages

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Pages receive completed applications as Facebook messages. Constine speculated that Facebook’s test of profile tags in 2015 was conducted with an eye toward potential new features such as the jobs tab on pages. Does Facebook have LinkedIn in its crosshairs?

Twitter Debuts QR Codes

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Twitter designer Brittany Forks announced the new feature via tweet : hella pumped to announce the launch of QR codes on twitter! According to Casey Newton of The Verge , in Twitter’s Android application, the QR codes can be found by clicking the … menu in users’ profiles or in the slide-out menu under night mode , while only the first applies to the iOS app. Snapchat Twitter Android Applications apps Brittany Forks Casey Newton iOS Night Mode QR codes Snapcodes The Verge

Facebook Live + 360 Video = Live 360

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According to Lahiri and Gupta, Live 360 will be made available to more pages via the Facebook Live API (application-programming interface) “in the coming months,” with an eye toward rolling the feature out for all pages and users in 2017.

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Facebook Journalism Project: A Complete Guide

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People on the latest version of our iOS and Android applications will be eligible to see these posts in News Feed and on publishers’ pages in the coming weeks. We recently introduced a series of cross-posting features to help publishers reach audiences across different pages.

Periscope Introduces Support for Live 360 Video

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Periscope launched support for live 360 video in its livestreaming application. Periscope said live 360 broadcasts are being tested “with a small group of partners,” and the feature will roll out to additional users in the future.

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