Last Week on Social - June26

This is Last Week on Social, the blog series dedicated to providing a simple way to stay on top of the latest news and announcements from each of the major social media networks.

Every week, we round-up the latest updates from Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Vine, YouTube, and others that may impact the way you use social media networks for your business.

For the period of June 20 – 26, here’s a breakdown of news from last week on social:

INSTAGRAM

‘Picked for You’ Video Channels

A new section has been added to the Explore tab, called ‘Picked for you’. This is a curated channel of Instagram videos based on users’ favourite topics and interests. Currently this feature has only been rolled out in the U.S.A.

TUMBLR

Live Video

Surprise, surprise… live video can now be broadcast on Tumblr.

TWITTER

140-second Videos

Twitter users can now post videos up to 140-seconds long, up from the previous 30-second limit.

VINE

Longer Vines in Beta

Currently in beta for select users, Vine is mirroring Twitter’s shift to enable publication of longer videos, up to 140-seconds. Traditional 6-second vines may now have a ‘Watch more’ button in the lower left-hand corner to view full-screen videos up to this new maximum length.

YOUTUBE

Mobile Live Streaming

YouTube has been offering live streaming since 2011, and will soon enable users to live stream directly from the mobile app.

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Facebook, LinkedIn, and Pinterest had quiet news weeks with no announcements worth reporting.

As always, if we’ve missed something, please feel free to bring it to our attention in the comments.

If you have anything to share or want to let us know what you think of this blog post series, please leave a comment, or feel free to touch-base on Twitter @RGBsocial

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