The Future of Connection on Facebook: How Stories May Change the Marketing Game

“You have part of my attention – you have the minimum amount.” This scathing remark, delivered by actor Jesse Eisenberg while portraying Mark Zuckerberg amidst a heated deposition in the 2010 film The Social Network, has a certain pertinence today with regards to the company Zuckerberg founded back in 2004. As Facebook’s news feed algorithm […]

SearchCap: Google Image search, Google AMP Stories, picking link partners & more

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Instagram adds Q&A feature to Stories

Instagram is encouraging people to use Stories to talk to their friends with the introduction of a new question and answer feature. Called the questions sticker, it will be available as part of Instagram version 52 on iOS and Android. After taking a photo or video, users will select the questions sticker, and then type […]

Instagram expands Collection ads & Shopping Bag icon for Stories to all brands

In June, Instagram began letting a select number of advertisers include the Shopping Bag icon e-commerce feature in their Stories on the app. The post Instagram expands Collection ads & Shopping Bag icon for Stories to all brands appeared first on Marketing Land. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article. Marketing Land – Internet […]

Facebook was never ephemeral, and now its Stories won’t have to be

Before Snapchat made social media about just today, Facebook made it about forever. The 2011 “Timeline” redesign of the profile and keyword search unlocked your past, encouraging you to curate colorful posts about your life’s top moments. That was actually an inspiration for Snapchat, as its CEO Evan Spiegel wrote in its IPO announcement that […]

Instagram tests questions in Stories

Instagram has been incredibly busy of late, announcing IGTV, Instagram Lite and a slate of features including Stories Soundtracks. But the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service doesn’t show any signs of letting up. Android Police today noted that Instagram is testing a feature that would allow users to post questions to their followers and receive answers. Instagram […]

Facebook makes Stories another Like contest with emoji reactions

Ready to scrounge for Likes on your Stories too? Facebook Stories can feel like a ghost town even though it has 150 million daily users. So Facebook is trying to get more people who view your ephemeral content on its Snapchat clone to speak up so you keep posting. Today Facebook is bringing its Like, Haha, […]

Instagram Stories now lets its 400M users add soundtracks

The right music can make a boring photo or video epic, so Instagram is equipping users with a way to add popular songs to their Stories. TechCrunch had the scoop on the music feature’s prototype in early May, and now it’s launching to iOS and Android users in 51 countries including the U.S. Thanks to […]

Instagram adds shopping tags directly into Stories

Instagram’s shoppable tags are about to pop up in Stories. The company started testing the feature back in 2016 with a limited set of 20 partners. Since then it’s been a hit, expanding broadly to regular brand posts in the feed. Starting today, hitting a little shopping bag sticker in a Story will lead you […]

Facebook adds polls to Messenger Stories

As a sign of its continued investment in Stories, Messenger today announced the introduction of polls in Stories. Both Instagram and Facebook Stories already give users the option to add a poll to their photos and videos. As with Facebook and Instagram Stories, users will first upload a photo or video and then select a […]