Snapchat now lets you create custom stories for groups of friends and family

 Snapchat is adding the ability to create custom stories limited to specific friends, or to direct contacts and their friends within a geofenced area. These new custom stories otherwise operate just like regular Snapchat Stories, but will disappear entirely if no one within the group adds any updates for 24 hours. The custom Story feature […]

#SocialSkim: Facebook Bets Big on Original Shows, Instagram as New LinkedIn: 12 Stories This Week

Facebook inks original-video pact and massive e-sports deal; young workers use Instagram to evaluate workplaces; Snapchat’s Custom Stories perfect for branded events; Facebook tests food delivery; Instagram gives brands more engagement than Facebook… Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Content

Instagram Adds Links in DMs, New Image Sharing Options and New Objectives for Stories Ads

Instagram has added some new features to their direct messaging option, and new objectives for Stories ads Social Media Today RSS

People are sharing their amazing love stories after Taiwan’s same-sex marriage ruling

In a landmark development on Wednesday (May 24), Taiwan’s top court issued a ruling that would pave the way for the island to become the first territory in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage.  10 of the top court’s 14 judges voted to rule that marriage should not be restricted to a man and a woman. […]

Instagram Adds Search Options for Stories, by Hashtag and Location

Instagram’s adding new tools to enable users to find Stories content, based on location or hashtag. Social Media Today RSS

Instagram Location Stories appear in Explore. Is Story Search Coming?

 It’s taking Instagram less and less time to copy Snapchat. Less than two months after Snapchat launched its Stories Search feature for seeing what’s going on at a location or related to a topic, Instagram is rolling out Location Stories to its Explore page. Last week, TechCrunch broke the news that Instagram was testing Location […]

#SocialSkim: Facebook Outpacing LinkedIn for B2B, All About Google Lens: 12 Stories This Week

This week: A radical shift pitting Facebook against LinkedIn as the professional’s social network; a search revolution with Google Lens; Instagram vs. Snapchat with face filters; Facebook’s war against clickbait and fake live videos; Twitter’s new privacy features; chatbots in search results… Read the full article at MarketingProfs MarketingProfs Daily: Search Engine Marketing

Medium now offers audio versions of its stories for members

Medium is hoping to sweeten the pot in order to get you to become a paying member. The publishing platform provider said that members will now be provided an audio version of every “exclusive, member-funded story” along with some additional selections chosen by the company’s editorial team. More than 50 stories are now available as […]

Instagram Finally Adds Selfie Masks for Stories, Along with New Creative Tools

Instagram has added new, Snapchat-like selfie masks to Instagram Stories, along with a range of other creative options. Social Media Today RSS

Instagram’s Kevin Weil says Instagram Stories are just one part of the product

 Instagram’s head of product Kevin Weil came to Disrupt in New York to introduce selfie filters for Instagram Stories — read more about the new feature here. You can now choose between eight filters to add koala nose and ears to your face and more. This was clearly inspired by Snapchat, and Weil is aware […]