Social Media News in a Nutshell: 24 – 30 July 2017

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Facebook Shares Q2 2017 Results:

Facebook published a report to share the results of the Q2 2017. According to the report, the number of active users per month in Facebok is over 2 billion and the number of active users per day is around 1.3 billion. While the report mentions that Instagram stories are said to be used by 250 million people a day, WhatsApp status updates also have 250 million daily users.


Instagram Introduced New Features to the Instagram Platform API:

Instagram introduced its new features for Instagram Platform API that allows developers to access far more metrics. With these features, details such as the video views, photo views and follower demographics will be included in the API in the upcoming period. If you want to get news about these features that we will soon integrate into, just sign up for our newsletter 🙂


Twitter Released Q2 Results:

According to Recode, Twitter has shared its Q2 results for 2017, and it has never increased its monthly active users this quarter. In addition, Twitter, with a revenue of $574 million in this quarter; managed to beat Wall Street’s $537 million revenue expectations.


Snapchat’s New Multi-Snap and Tint Brush Features:

According to Adweek, Snapchat is continuing its development by releasing 2 new features. The Multi-Snap feature allows you to create 6 snaps of 10 seconds at the same time, helping users to avoid missing key moments. And the Tint Brush feature allows users to change the color of objects in a snap.


Now You Can Share Multiple Photos in  a Single Post on LinkedIn:

LinkedIn announced that users will now be able to share multiple photos in a single post. This feature, currently available for iOS, will be available for Android and desktop in the coming weeks.


Twitter Adds More Notifications:

According to TechCrunch, Twitter is adding new notifications so that users can better follow the recent updates. According to the report, users can now receive details such as topics that are tweeted by friends, common liked photos, shared links, etc.


LinkedIn Announced New Website Demographics Tool:

The new feature LinkedIn has announced in the coming weeks will help you understand your visitor demographics through LinkedIn profiles on your website. With the code added to the websites, LinkedIn will detect the LinkedIn profiles of your visitors and, without neglecting personal privacy, share the details of such visitor’s titles, industries etc.


NBC News Launches a Snapchat News Show – “Stay Tuned”:

NBC News announces its new program which is Snapchat-only. The program, known as “Stay Tuned,” will be available every day of the week and will be featured in the Discover section of Snapchat.


Facebook Launches “Groups for Pages” Feature:

According to TechCrunch, Facebook has launched the “Groups for Pages” feature, which has been testing since March. After this feature, the pages will be able to create their own groups, and not the people as the group manager, but the page itself. At the same time, this feature will also help brands and users to avoid fake groups.


Facebook Tests GIF Creation via Facebook Camera:

Adweek announced that the Facebook is testing a new way for users to create GIFs with Facebook Camera. GIFs that limited to a few seconds in length; can be used on posts, user profiles, or saved to the device.