Experts predict World Cup will be most social sporting event in history. Facebook makes major changes to mobile app ads. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
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New Facebook mobile app feature identifies music, TV shows and films and adds to status updates. LinkedIn unveils new profile rankings. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg turns 30 years old. Social media reaction from the news of New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson’s firing from The New York Times. These stories, and more, in today’s Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook advertising is expected to keep going. Selfies get their own gallery in London, and much more in the Morning Social Media Newsfeed.
Facebook has updated its iOS app bringing a new way to chat within the app. Using a new tool called “Chat heads,” Facebook iOS users can continue chatting while they are looking at other parts of the app, like their news feed. These profile pictures will pop up when friends send the user a message no matter where they are in the app.
Earlier this month, Facebook introduced “Facebook Home” for select Android devices, which was where they first debuted the “Chat heads” feature. On Android phones these chats can happen anywhere on the phone, whereas on iOS devices, users can only chat within the Facebook app.
The iOS app update also includes a new feature called stickers, a suite of emoticons and characters that users can add to chat messages. The company is also rolling out improvements to the news feed on the iPad.
According to the company blog, “chat heads and stickers on the Facebook app for iPhone will roll out fully over the next few weeks.”
Google Launches Note-Taking App Keep (SocialTimes)
Google launched an Evernote competitor on Wednesday, after news of the app was leaked earlier this week. The app, called Keep, is available for Android devices running versions 4.0 and above.
Oscars Recap: Best Moments and Winners (Mashable)
From host Seth MacFarlane singing about actress’ bare chests to Jennifer Lawrence’s major fall while accepting her award, the 85th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night did not disappoint. Sure, the event honored the very best talent in film today, but viewers were also treated to some unexpected moments, including quirky pictures taken backstage.
Facebook has updated the iOS app and has added the ability to record and share voice messages and video recordings from within the app. The feature was previously available in the Facebook Messenger app for Android, but the update brings it to the social network’s main app.
InsideFacebook has more: “Users can now shoot video directly from their Facebook app by selecting ‘Photo’ atop their News Feed or ‘Share Photo’ from Timeline and then swiping from camera mode to video mode, as we’ve circled below. Though taking video from Facebook is now possible, it is fairly cumbersome to do. Video sharing is more fluid in Facebook’s Poke app and could provide some guidance for how the company might implement a better experience in the main app.”
The version 5.4 update also includes an update to the “nearby” tab to make it easier to check in places.
Pinterest Will Test a Redesign (SocialTimes)
Pinterest will begin testing a redesign with a “very small” group of beta testers “over the coming weeks,” the company said on Monday. The redesign will provide clearer navigation and more opportunities to discover new content.
New YouTube Button Sends Videos Straight from Mobile to TV (SocialTimes)
YouTube is working with television and cell phone manufacturers to bring YouTube videos to television screens. The company Thursday announced a “send to TV” icon that connects mobile devices to television sets like a remote control.