Last Week on Social - August28

Thanks again for checking out 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 August 22 – 28, here’s a breakdown of news from last week on social:

FACEBOOK 

Trending Gets Automated

An update to Facebook’s Trending feature has automated the process of identifying and posting trending topics. This will enable the social giant to more efficiently offer Trending to more global audiences. As part of this update, users will no longer see short descriptions of each trending topic, and instead will see a short title with a total number of people talking about the topic.

New Features for Slideshow Ads

New features for Slideshow ads include audio and text functionality, mobile creation, integration with Facebook’s stock photo and image libraries, and the ability to create Slideshows from existing video assets.

INSTAGRAM

New Features for Slideshow Ads

All of the new features for Facebook Slideshow ads are also available on Instagram.

LINKEDIN 

Content Search

LinkedIn has announced the launch of content search functionality (is this 2006?). This ‘new’ feature enables users to search their content feed, organizes search results by topic, and organizes content and conversation with hashtags. Content search will be rolling out more broadly soon, but is being launched on iOS and Android devices for English speaking members.

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Pinterest, Twitter, Vine, and YouTube 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.

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