Social Media World: A Weekly Round-Up

on Feb 19, 2017
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While Facebook rolled out four major updates that make watching video on Facebook richer, Twitter surfaced Periscope videos in the top trends. Here’s what was hot in social media world in the week that was.

Facebook spiced up the video game: Facebook’s latest updates make watching video on Facebook richer, more engaging and more flexible. One of the feature would now bring sound to videos in the News Feed when the volume on your device is turned on. You may anytime disable the feature by going to Settings tab.

Other updates allow larger preview of vertical videos in News Feed on both iOS and Android devices, minimizing of the video you’re watching to a picture-in-picture view, and a video app for TV to enjoy videos on a bigger screen. Read more about these new features here.

Not just that, Facebook also announced that page admins can now create a job post, track applications and communicate directly with applicants on their business pages or through a new Jobs on Facebook section on the site.  As with other Facebook posts, admins also have the option to boost job posts to reach a larger or more relevant audience. Read more here.

Check out this feature demo video for better understanding.

Twitter adds Periscope’s videos to its top trends: Twitter announced that tweeple would now see Periscope’s videos surfaced in ‘top trends’ section of the Explore tab. Not just that, the live videos in this section will be marked with a bright red ‘LIVE’ label for easy spotting and will offer the same viewing experience as in Periscope.  Catch all the action here.

Do share your thoughts about these feature updates in the comment box.

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