Social Media Updates for November 2017
Keep on top of the latest news, changes, and updates in social media all in one place! This month features Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more!
Stories Available for Pages
This rolled out so quietly earlier in October that I completely missed it! You can now create Stories from your business page instead of just from your personal profile. Note: if you have your page inside of the Business Manager (like I did!), this feature will not be available to you. No idea if that’s intentional or something they are planning on fixing. I wanted access to Stories, so I removed my page from Business Manager :) Full details.
Change Link Previews When Posting
You’ll remember that shortly after the 2016 US Presidential election Facebook removed the ability for users to edit link previews before posting (to combat the #FakeNews epidemic). Business owners and publishers screamed out in frustration, and Facebook listened. Now you can claim ownership of your own website domain so that you can customize your own link previews. Full details in Business Manager. Full details in regular Pages.
Now Write Twice as Much
Twitter now allows 280 characters per tweet! If you were staying away because you had trouble fitting a thought into 140 characters, consider giving it another shot. Full details.
Online Status for Connections
When you visit a connection's’ profile, there will now be a green indicator dot on their profile photo telling you that they are currently online. So if you have an important message to send, you can make sure to send it when they are most likely to see it. If you don’t like the idea of people being able to see your status, you can turn it off. Full details.
Crello (a free graphic editing program similar to Canva) now allows you to create animated images using a variety of animated backgrounds and templates that you can customize with filters, shapes, elements, and text. Full details.
Recurpost (a social media scheduling tool with evergreen functionality) now supports Instagram!