Instagram, Facebook and Google+ announce major changes
by Phil Anderson
October is barely over a week old and there are already major changes that have been announced on three social media platforms.
Last week, Instagram announced that it will allow business profiles to schedule and publish posts directly to their Instagram feed. This is great news for those of us who like to have the option of scheduling client posts from time to time. Right now, this feature is only available for single photo posts and must be done using a third party app like Buffer or Hootsuite. (If you’re not sure which is better, ClearVoice did a comparison on ten key factors of each and their results are right HERE.)
Yesterday, Facebook announced Portal and Portal+, two new video communication devices for the home that they say will dramatically change the way we keep in touch. Thanks to AI technology, Facebook says Portal makes video calling easier and more like ‘hanging out’, while a widescreen display lets you enjoy every moment together. If you don’t mind a camera that seems to follow you around your home, this might be for you!
Yeah, well, THAT took longer than it needed. Which should come as no surprise to anyone, Google is closing down Google+ over lack of use and recent security issues after about seven years of trying to grab market share from Facebook and other social platforms. If you want more specifics surrounding this news click HERE and read the post from Search Engine Land.
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