Snap Map Rolls Out As Snapchat Introduce New Location Feature

Snapchat has launched Snap Map, a brand new location feature.

Snap Map has officially rolled out and will allow you to share your location with Snapchatters where you can explore the real world map and engage friends.

To enjoy the latest Snapchat update, simply pinch the screen to zoom out which will open up the map. If your friends have shared their location, their ‘Actionmoji’ will appear on the map. If you do not which to be seen on the map turn on Ghost Mode to remain invisible.

Snap Map is available with the latest update for iOS and Android.

Learn more about Snapchat’s latest update here.

Share Live Video Replays to Instagram Stories

Instagram have introduced the option to share a replay of your live video to Instagram Stories.

The new feature has officially rolled out and when your live video has ended, you can tap ‘share’ at the bottom of the screen to add your replay to Instagram Stories.

When a member of your following shares a replay, you will be able to see the likes and comments from the original live video. Normal functions such as sending messages can still be used.

Instagram recently introduced location and hashtag stories so more Instagrammers could find new content in the ‘explore’ section.

This new update also comes alongside a new Instagram landmark – Instagram Stories now has 250 million daily users.

These updates are available as part of Instagram version 10.26 on iOS and Android.

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Katy Perry First Twitter User to Reach 100 Million Followers

June 16, 2017, saw a brand new Twitter record and some social media history was made.

Katy Perry became the first ever user to hit and break 100 million followers, having been on the cusp of the Twitter record for some time.

She is the first to enter the 100 million club.

Click here to see the full list of the top 100 people with the most Twitter followers.

Twitter Redesign: A Brand New Look

Twitter have refreshed their brand as their new look officially goes live.

The brand new redesign is one of the social channel’s biggest changes in recent years.

Here are some of the biggest changes to Twitter:

  • Profile, accounts, and settings will all be in one place in a new side navigation menu.
  • Rounded profile photos.
  • Links will open in Safari viewer within the Twitter app.
  • Refined typography and new bolder headlines.
  • New icons to ease engagement.
  • Improvement to tweets to keep better track of what is live.

The design refresh has already rolled out and is available for iOS and Android by updating the app to version 7.0.

Read the full story here.

Twitter Power-Up Direct Messages to Improve Customer Service & Engagement

Direct Messages are to become far more useful to brands when it comes to customer service and engagement.

Twitter has added a host of new action buttons to DMs to make interactions between brand and consumer easier, such as follow an account, visit a website, or send a tweet.

The latest enhancement to Twitter DMs was announced via a blog post.

This feature has already begun to roll out and will be available on Twitter iOS, Android, and on desktop.

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Instagram Introduce New Archive Feature

Instagram archive was reportedly in test month during May 2017 and now the platform has rolled out the feature to all users.

Announced via a blog post, the new archive feature lets users hide or archive any of their posts which can either permanently or indefinitely keep them out of view from other Instagrammers.

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To use Instagram archive, visit your own profile and tap the “…” three-dots button in the top right of any post, then select “archive”. To view this collection, Instagram has introduced a new button in the top right which will take your directly to your archive.

This update is available as part of Instagram version 10.21 and above for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play.

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Instagram Now Tells You Who Gets Paid To Post

Instagram paid posts have caused some controversy in recent times and now the platform will tell you when a user has been paid to promote via post.

The latest update will show Instagram paid posts with a new caption above the image stating: “paid partnership with…”.

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Photo Credit: Instagram via Wired

Their new feature is designed to help Instagrammers distinguish between sponsored posts and regular uploads. These Instagram paid posts will also come with performance insights that both the uploader and sponsor can view.

For now, the Instagram paid posts tool is only available through a limited rollout.

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Wonder Woman Most Tweeted Movie of 2017

Wonder Woman is officially the most tweeted movie of 2017 so far.

The DC film had a historic opening weekend and the momentum has continued breaking another Twitter record, becoming the most tweeted movie of the year in the US.

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Photo Credit: DC Comics via Variety

Variety was given an exclusive from Twitter, stating that “Wonder Woman” has seen more than 2.19 million tweets so far this year, surpassing La La Land and Beauty and the Beast.

Wonder Woman, also known as Diana Prince, also ranks the most tweeted about movie character of the year, with co-star Chris Pine’s character in third.

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Twitter Introduces New Direct Message Review Feature

Twitter has introduced a new Direct Message review function so its users can accept or reject messages from other users they do not know.

Much like Facebook, you can opt to allow anyone to message you and Twitter’s new Direct Message review will work for all users who have the new setting switched on.

The sender of the DM will not be able to see if you have viewed the message or not until you decide to accept or reject the message.

Read the full story here.