The world of social media is so fast moving, it's almost impossible to keep up. That's why I'm putting together a regular news update on the Seriously Social Blog to help you and me up to date with the most important social media news. We'll be covering news from the live video world and across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more.
If you have found something new and exciting in the social media world, let us know in the comments. We would love to hear from you!
Can You Legally Record Other People?
Can you legally record other people? How would this affect recording people on a webinar, podcast or live video? This is some really helpful information from the Streaming Lawyer. He discusses legal issues when recording conversations, live videos and podcasts. Do note, that this is focused on laws in the United States, so you'll need to check the laws in the location that you live. But this is a great starting point.
Watch on the Streaming Lawyer >>
How to Host a Facebook Watch Party in Your Facebook Group
Have you checked out the new Watch Party feature for Facebook Groups? Watch Party allows you and your group members to watch and comment on videos together. It's a great way to build engagement and community in your groups. This article from Lucy Hall on Social Media Examiner shows you how to host a Facebook watch party inside your Facebook group.
Read more at Social Media Examiner >>
Facebook’s ‘Premieres’ video format that will let publishers post prerecorded video as live footage
Facebook Live is not going away and they've been rolling out new features. They are testing a new video format called Facebook Premieres that will let video creators, publishers and shows post prerecorded video as live footage.
Read more on Marketing Land >>
12 Overlooked Facebook Features That Help Marketers
Do you need to streamline your Facebook marketing activities? Have you explored all of the functions Facebook has for marketers? This article from Social Media Examiner goes through 12 overlooked Facebook features that help you better manage your content and communities.
Read more at Social Media Examiner >>
Publishing Our Internal Enforcement Guidelines and Expanding Our Appeals Process
This is good news for people who have had their content incorrectly flagged at Facebook. Facebook is publishing the internal guidelines they use to enforce their community standards. And for the first time, they're giving you the right to appeal their decisions on individual posts so you can ask for a second opinion when you think they've made a mistake.
Read more on the Facebook Newsroom Blog >>
Creating Compelling Ads in Instagram Stories
I love Instagram stories (by the way, do follow me on Instagram here!) Instagram Stories are a powerful way for brands to stand out and inspire real action. But how? And how should brands use ads for Instagram stories? Well, the good news is that Instagram has published some great tips on how to use Ads in Stories
Read more on the Instagram Business Blog >>
Improvements to Stories Uploads
This is exciting news for Instagram stories. Instagram announces a new feature for Stories where you’ll now be able to upload multiple photos and videos to your story at one time. Will you use this feature?
Read more on the Instagram Press Blog >>
Taking Back Control of Your Phone
Do you spend too much time on your phone? Do you want to take back control of your time (and maybe even your life!)? Mari Smith has some great tips for learning to be more intentional with the time spent glued to our devices.
Read more on Mari Smith's Post >>
The new Gmail Design is Live
Have you tried the new Gmail? Google announced a big overhaul that includes new features such as email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode as well as a substantial visual redesign for Gmail on the web.
Read more at The Verge >>