Social Snapshot 17.06.20

It’s that time of the week again – time for our Social Media Snapshot. So, grab a coffee, put your strategy cap on, and settle in for our roundup of the biggest things that happened this week in social media.

 

Facebook adds new functionality to its Portal

Move over Zoom, because Facebook has rolled out significant upgrades to its portal. Users can now jump in and out of the video hangout option via their Portal device – they’ve also added digital background options, similar to what we’ve seen in other conferencing apps.

Read more here.

 

WhatsApp pulls the trigger on payments

WhatsApp has announced the launch of in-app payments. Users in Brazil will be the first to be able to send and receive money through the messaging app, using Facebook Pay.

Read more here.

 

Switch between Personal and Business Accounts in Messenger

Page managers rejoice – you can now easily respond to message queries by adding a new, simple toggle which will enable switching between personal and business Messenger accounts.

Read more here.

 

Pride Month features are out on Instagram

Instagram is rolling out a range of new features for Pride month, some of which we’ve seen before, while others add something totally new to the platform.

Read more here.

 

Twitter is testing a feature that will nudge users to read before they retweet

Twitter is considering the introduction of a step to help people be more aware of what they’re sharing in a broader effort to inspire “healthier conversations” on the platform.

Read more here.

 

If you have any questions on how these updates may affect your brand, follow up on social or drop us a note.

 

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