Social Media Updates You Might Have Missed: June 2017

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June has been a big month for updates across all social media platforms. It seems like there are things we didn’t even know we needed until they came to be!

With social media growing and changing at the fast rate it is, we decided it was time to start rounding up the latest and greatest updates in a monthly post! Check out the updates from this month below: 

Facebook

Live Chat

With Facebook Live, you can now chat live with friends face-to-face. Rather than live streaming to everyone in your friends list, you can choose who you want to talk to individually through FB! 

Fundraisers

Tired of setting up GoFundMe pages? Facebook recently added a new feature that allows you to set up your own fundraiser campaigns right within the platform. These campaigns are easy to start, share, and receive donations for a cause you care about! Keep in mind that any fundraiser you start has to be pre-approved by FB, though.

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Instagram

Face Filters

If you’re a fan of Snapchat’s infamous face filters, you’ll be happy to know that Instagram Stories now has them, too!  The Instagram Stories vs. Snapchat Stories battle continues.

Upload Post from Outside the App

You can now upload Instagram posts from outside the app itself! But why, you might ask? Providing more ways for users to add content gives the platform more flexibility. This update will benefit users in developing regions, where downloading the app might not be a simple option.

Click-to-Messenger Ads

The Click-to-Messenger ads that FB rolled out last month are now available on Insta! These ads will help to channel user’s interests on Instagram into an active conversation with businesses. When someone clicks on an Instagram click-to-Messenger ad, it opens a conversation and they’ll be sent to the business’ Messenger content, which includes all of the text, images, and video messages from when the ad was set up

Instagram Filters

Snapchat

Collaborative Stories

Now, you can collaborate on Stories with other users! It’s an interesting concept that none of us saw coming. In our opinion, this sets Snapchat apart from its rival Instagram, who have been following their steps with their version of Stories.

Limitless Snaps

Now, you can make snaps that literally last forever! Your funny faces and crazy filters can be frozen in time and live on.

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Pinterest

Stats On Pins

Viewing stats are now even more simple with this new Pinterest feature! View the statistics on each Pin you post, so you can do more of what works and less of what doesn’t.

Food Features

Finding recipes has once again been made easier on our beloved Pinterest! You can filter a recipe by the time, diet, ingredients, and so on… Get ready to do some serious baking with this new update!

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Twitter

Approve DM’s

Whenever someone who you don’t follow DM’s you, you can now decide whether or not you want to talk to them!

Advertisers and DM’s

Advertisers can now literally slide into your DM’s and try to tell you on their product. Could be a good thing, or bad. We’ll let you be the judge!

New Layout

Twitter is now more… rounder. With a new path to your profile, Twitter is ultimately trying to minimize its look and make it more clean!

Twitter's new layout

What do you think of these new updates? Which ones are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below! While you’re at it, be sure to give us a follow on Bloglovin‘ to keep up with all of our latest blog posts!

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