Hot News You Can Trust- What’s New In Social Media (April 15th)

image1New Instagram Notification

Instagram announced on its Twitter page it has rolled out a new feature. Now you can be notified when your favorite accounts post new content.

See the announcement here:
https://twitter.com/instagram/status/585492318914007040/photo/1

Facebook Messenger Now Stands Alone

Screen Shot 2015-04-09 at 10.57.26 AMFacebook launched www.messenger.com, which is a stand-alone messaging service. You can still send messages through Facebook like usual or you can go to the new website and not be distracted by your newsfeed. It’s up to you.

Learn more here:
www.messenger.com

YouTube_logo_2013.svgYoutube Announced Paid Service

Confirming reports from last fall, YouTube announced today its plans for an ad-free, subscription-based service by way of an email sent out to YouTube Partners. The email details the forthcoming option, which will offer consumers the choice to pay for an “ads-free” version of YouTube for a monthly fee.

Read more here:
http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/08/youtube-confirms-plans-for-an-ad-free-subscription-based-service/

Screen Shot 2015-04-16 at 12.07.56 PM Twitter.com Gets a Refresh

Twitter has revamped Twitter.com for the many millions of people who visit every month who don’t log in, but still want to know what’s happening.. When you go to the twitter.com homepage, you’ll find interesting topics to explore like Politics, Pop Artists and even Cute Animals. Click on the topic and you’ll see a timeline of Tweets from some of the most popular accounts in that topic. It’s rich real-time content, just like the Twitter experience for users who log in.

Read more here:
https://blog.twitter.com/2015/twittercom-gets-a-refresh

Facebook tests its own version of the away message

Facebook has began experimenting with what it calls the sidebar status, which is an away message that shows up in the current sidebar pane of Facebook’s mobile apps and disappears after 12 hours or whenever someone updates their status. Facebook confirmed the news via email.

Read more here:
http://mashable.com/2015/04/15/facebook-testing-away-messages/ 

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