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Welcome to Social Media Catchup! It’s your monthly round-up of social media news, changes and updates, geared towards what UK small businesses need to know.

We missed our last catchup blog post – we blame that back-to-work feeling that always hits at the start of September. This means we have a bumper issue prepared for you today, including something shocking from Snapchat and something terrific from Twitter…

We’ll discussed some of the top changes in-depth in our monthly Facebook Live session, and scroll down to see all the changes across social media in the last month.

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Facebook – improved Offers, new analytics for Videos, more images on Carousel ads, WhatsApp-Facebook integration, doodles on WhatsApp

Instagram – Business profiles, Save To Draft, pinch to zoom, save and mute Stories, coloured text on Stories, keyword moderation in comments, ad improvements

Twitter – longer tweets, Moments, customer support tools, DM button and improvements

LinkedIn – hashtags and content search, conversion tracking, Publishing Platform revamp, desktop redesign

Google – YouTube Community, Hangouts on Air retired, Allo

Snapchat – Snap Inc. and Spectacles, custom geofilter templates

Misc – #SocialQuirkDay

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Welcome to Social Media Catchup, your monthly round up of social media news, changes and updates, geared towards what UK small businesses need to know.

July was quite quiet, but we’ve had two huge pieces of news this month from Facebook and Instagram. We discussed these in-depth in our monthly Facebook Live session, so watch the video for some actionable steps, or scroll down to see all the changes across social media in the last month.

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Facebook – new Facebook Page design, Shops and Services sections, clickbait headline reduction, 1 billion on Messenger, improved Live

Instagram – Instagram Stories, Instagram scheduling on Buffer

Twitter – new features for Periscope, new Ads Manager, Instant Unlock ads, searchable stickers

LinkedIn – LinkedIn Influencer videos

Google – Analytics Demo

Snapchat – Suggest, Snap-recaps, Geostickers

Misc – Canva for iPhone, Pokemon GO Sponsored Locations

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Welcome to Social Media Catchup, your monthly round up of social media news, changes and updates, geared towards what UK small businesses need to know.

The new Facebook algorithm has shaken up pages quite a bit, but the relaxation of the 20% text rule is the first piece of good news from social media this month…

We did a Live Stream about the Top Five Changes, but scroll down to see all the details of every important changes:

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Facebook – 20% text rule relaxed, changes to algorithm, Messenger home-screen, Hide From Your Timeline, Notify friends, video comments, 360 Photos

Instagram – 500 million Instagrammers, in-app translation

Twitter – retweet yourself, Twitter Dashboard, 140 second videos, new Android interface, Tweet Carousel ad, Emoji targeting, Live in Twitter

LinkedIn – purchase by Microsoft

Google – live-stream in YouTube

Snapchat – Memories

Misc – Pokemon GO

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Welcome to Social Media Catchup, your monthly round up of social media news, changes and updates, geared towards what UK small businesses need to know.

It’s been quite a quiet month for Facebook, but the big news from Instagram and Twitter have more than made up for it! Scroll down for all the details…

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Facebook – News Feed only posts, Moments app, 360 Photos, 360 Film, new Emojis, Facebook Live Map, Live engagement graphs

Instagram – new logo and design, Business profiles, video Carousel Ads

Twitter – 140-character limit broken, Connect tab, Spotify cards, Periscope auto-saves, Periscope comment moderation

LinkedIn – changes to LinkedIn ads

Google – Google Spaces, Allo and Duo, YouTube Messaging

Snapchat – Discover and Stories redesign

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Welcome to Social Media Catchup, your monthly round up of social media news, changes and updates, geared towards what UK small businesses need to know.

In April the F8 conference meant that Facebook had a ton of new changes, and we’ve also added Snapchat as a permanent fixture on the Catchup due to the many new changes it’s been making.

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Facebook – F8, branded content, Instant Articles open to all, Facebook updates algorithm, new share tools, Live Video metrics, Rights Manager, cross posted videos, Messenger launches scannable codes, welcome message in Messenger, Video Chat heads, group calling in Messenger, Dropbox sharing, Bots for Messenger, Live rolls out for Groups and Events, Live discover tools, 360 visibility, automatic alternative text, video options for profile pics

Twitter – DM button, SoundCloud audio cards, remarketing simplified, image alt text, 200 Million Periscope broadcasts, new Periscope audience stats, Periscope sketching

Google – podcasts on Google Play, Analytics mobile redesign, https encryption, YouTube Bumper Ads

Instagram – update to Ad overlay, videos lengthened to 60 secs

Snapchat – 10 billion daily views, 3D stickers, Face-Swapping with Camera Roll, chat update, adds auto-advance Stories

Miscellaneous – new branding features and revenue model for Medium

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