The best social media stories and campaigns from August 2019

It’s social media stories and campaigns time. This month we’ve got news from Facebook, an AR update-off between Instagram and Snapchat, campaigns from Sport England, Hinge and more. Let’s get into it. (Remember to check out our bundle of Social Media Best Practice Guides) Hinge declares itself the app ‘designed to be deleted’ Dating app Hinge … Read more

Instagram’s Close Friends Feature Lets Users Share Stories With a Smaller Group

Facebook’s Instagram said on Friday it launched a new feature dubbed “Close Friends” allowing users to share their stories with a smaller group of people. The new feature, which will appear on the user’s profile in the side menu enables Instagram’s more than 1 billion users to create a smaller group of friends and share … Read more

Instagram Spotted Testing New ‘Active At’ Feature on Direct Messaging; Text-Only Stories, Screenshot Alerts Also Coming Soon

Instagram has been spotted testing a new feature on its mobile app. With the new feature, users can see the online status for people that they been conversing with on DMs (Direct Messages). Interestingly, the feature works even if the person is not following your account. Gadgets 360 spotted this feature, along with other users on … Read more

Facebook Tests Simultaneous Instagram Stories Posts and Coloured Comments

Facebook is known to introduce new features to its platform from time to time but seems like the company might have missed the mark with its Stories feature. This might be the possible reason why the social media networking site is now reportedly giving Instagram users to share their Stories simultaneously on both platforms. Separately, Facebook has been … Read more

Instagram brings Boomerangs, links, and mentions to its Stories

Version 9.7 has some new features that give your stories a little extra oomph. Credit: Instagram 1COMMENT Leah Yamshon | @leahyamshon Associate Managing Editor, Macworld Nov 10, 2016 11:33 AM Instagram’s addition of Snapchat-style Stories has proven to be a welcome new feature—according to Instagram’s data, more than 100 million people create Stories every day. … Read more

Snapchat launches Memories so you can save and search for past stories

That embarrassing Snapchat video is coming back to haunt you. On Wednesday, Snapchat started rolling out Memories, a new in-app camera roll for saving and searching your photos and videos. Integrating a permanent, searchable media archive is a big, bold step for Snapchat, which has over 100 million daily users sharing photos and videos (as … Read more