Here’s this week’s Social Media News: Weekly Dirty 30 with brief descriptions and links to READ MORE. Thanks to Ashlyn Dupuis, our Social Ninja!
Virtual Reality– Facebook bought Oculus Rift for $2 billion. Expect to see more developments in making the Facebook experience more immersive for users going forward, even for those that can’t afford an Oculus headset.
Facebook may get a news alert– Facebook will be tackling its fake news problem. One of these, third-party fact-checking, is starting to be used, and a new “disputed news” flag on posts is being rolled out in the U.S.
Resume Viewing Videos- In case you started watching a video, but didn’t finish it, Facebook will ask you whether you want to resume viewing.
Suicide Prevention Tool-Facebook is updating its’ suicide prevention tools and resources aimed at those who are contemplating suicide, and integrating them into Facebook Live.
Facebook Reactions Will Influence What You See On Your News Feed – Facebook will be prioritizing Reactions over Likes, when ranking stories on your News Feed
Facebook tabs– Facebook now allows you to keep posts in tabs – just like your Messenger conversations.
Geostickers for stories -Instagram has introduced yet another Snapchat feature to its stories. New geostickers are available for New York City and Jakarta to allow others to know where you are. As of now these are the only two cities available, but more are coming soon.
Multiple image post – Instagram allows you to share up to 10 photos in one post.
Instagram is rolling out shoppable tags to more brands. Instagram is opening up the feature so that more businesses in the US can augment their photos with product information and links to buy the items on their sites.
Augmented reality gaming – Snapchat now has a lens that allows you to play games through certain filters.
Filter Egg Accounts– You can now filter out “Egg Accounts” from your notifications.
Pinterest gets lens beta -You simply point the Lens at any object to get all the ideas related to that object.