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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.

It’s all about the algorithm this month, and there’s quite a few points of interest in our Miscellaneous section too.

PreviewFacebook – Your Business Story, newsletter signups in Instant Articles, Page Messenger tips, Lead Ads in ads manager, Live Videos prioritised in News Feed, daily video breakdowns, profile frames, impersonation alerts

Twitter – algorithm turned on for all, image stickers

LinkedIn – settings streamlined

Google – smarter photo albums, YouTube Connect livestream app

Instagram – best posts first algorithm, web notifications

Miscellaneous – WhatsApp enables file sharing, Medium adds Curated Collections, Sprout Social launches Landscape, Meerkat ditches Livestream, lifelogging on Swarm, Snapchat adds Caption button

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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.

Facebook and Twitter continue to dominate in social media updates, and both of them had a pretty major change this month! See below for the full details on Facebook Reactions and Twitter’s algorithm.

PreviewFacebook – private message Page replies, longer de-duped campaigns, new video ad features, video metric in Page Insights, Live for Page Manager, resources for non-profits, Instant Articles for all publishers, Canvas ads, News Feed update, Reactions

Twitter – top tweets first algorithm, trending tweets by topic, improved embedded Timeline, new Periscope features, video in DMs, GIF search, new customer service tools, homepage for logged out users, Twitter Trust and Safety Council

Instagram – multiple account switching, two-factor authentication, video view counts, 200,000+ advertisers, longer de-duped campaigns, 60 second video ads

Miscellaneous – one billion WhatsApp users, on-demand Snapchat Geofilters

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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.

January was definitely quieter than December, with Google, LinkedIn and Instagram not contributing anything new at all this month.

PreviewFacebook – latest stats, audience optimisation, new features for Lead Ads, Audience Network on mobile, Facebook Live Video spreading

Twitter – Periscope live on Twitter, Flight School open to all

Miscellaneous – Peach happened, group Skype on mobile, WhatsApp drops usage fee, Snapchat profile URLs

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It’s APRIL and that means it’s time for our roundup of all the changes to social media that YOU need to know about!

It’s been a fairly busy month for the big social networkers, and even more excitingly we have an all-out war to keep an eye on – and the one consistent theme is video, video, video, video…

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Twitter – Embeddable videos; improved threat reporting; tweaks to apps; location partnership with Foursquare; new Twitter Analytics Dashboard; Meerkat vs. Periscope live-streaming showdown; Curator; 9th birthday.

Facebook – Messaging money, third-party app support, and Businesses on Messenger; new view for sharing on mobile devices; Page Like drop; expat ad targeting; new education tools for businesses; “On This Day”; Scrapbook your child’s life; Riff collaborative videos; embeddable video players; spherical videos.

LinkedIn – Add-to-Profile for Education; Sponsored Inmails

Google – splits into Streams, Photos and Hangouts

Instagram – Carousel Ads, Layout app

Miscellaneous – WhatsApp voice calls

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