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Thanks 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 September 26 – October 2, here’s a breakdown of news from last week on social: 

FACEBOOK 

Marketplace for Local Communities

Launching in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand, Facebook Marketplace gives people in local communities the tools they require to search, buy, and sell items amongst other Facebook users. Currently, payment and delivery is left to buyers and sellers to coordinate.

It will be interesting to see how Facebook expands Marketplace features moving forward, and if it is ever evolved for business use.

New Mobile Canvas Features and Objectives

Canvas objectives have been expanded beyond website clicks and website conversions to include brand awareness and video views. The addition of new metrics mean that advertisers can better understand the performance of each component of their Canvas, including videos, photos, and buttons.

Additionally, Facebook is going to be making Canvas templates available over the next few months to simplify the production process for organizations with limited creative and technical capabilities.

TWITTER

New Website Conversions Objectives for Ads

Currently available in the US, and rolling out to additional regions in coming months, Twitter has renamed the Website Clicks objective to Website visits, and has launched a beta for a new objective, Website Conversions. Website Conversions is designed to help marketers track specific actions on their website, particularly for those that retarget website visitors with Twitter ads.

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Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, 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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