IGTV Goes Horizontal – Digital Coffee 31st May 2019

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This week on the Digital Coffee ☕️

Question of the day: Do follower counts matter?

👫Go live with guests on Twitter

🎬IGTV allows landscape video

🐦Become the next @Twitter

Twitter live with guests is here

  • Audio only
  • Great for interviews
  • Competitor to Instagram?

https://twitter.com/Twitter/status/1133786992628719616

IGTV goes horizontal

  • Easier for creators to repurpose
  • Videos uploaded can be watched full screen when phone is flipped to landscape format
  • IGTV is about to be flooded… If you want to get on get on now

https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/23/igtv-landscape/?fbclid=IwAR2PAKEUg8FSkYbYAm0hiGqyuiVDitVR7ZD14tLSTMYbl7Q1WBCkSQhKGn4

LinkedIn ad transparency

  • New tab coming to pages showing ads that are running or have in the last 6 months
  • Similar to Facebook

https://business.linkedin.com/marketing-solutions/blog/linkedin-news/2019/making-advertising-more-transparent-on-linkedin-

YouTube changes the way they display follower counts

  • Abbreviated, rounded down to the nearest 100 on small accounts
  • Larger accounts, rounded down to nearest 1000 or 1,000,000
  • Not a big deal but another trend towards taking focus of exact sub count

https://support.google.com/youtube/thread/6543166

Snapchat music is coming

  • We don’t know how it will work yet
  • Taking a swipe at TikTok (and Instagram)

https://www.businesstoday.in/technology/top-story/snapchat-steals-one-from-instagram-lets-users-add-music-to-posts/story/350780.html

Are TikTok making a smartphone

  • There were always rumours of a Facebook phone
  • TikTok fast growing network for younger people
  • Parent company ByteDance offering many service apps
  • Probably for China more than us – an alternate for WeChat?

https://www.engadget.com/2019/05/27/tiktok-owner-bytedance-plans-smartphone/

Shake to report Facebook bug

  • Shake phone to get a report menu
  • They’ll get more bug reports and hopefully fix more

https://wersm.com/soon-be-able-to-shake-phone-to-report-facebook-bug/

Twitter hiring a Tweeter in chief for @twitter

Job description is a good guide to using Twitter:

  • “We have our own distinct story to tell, but we’re also host to the most amazing conversations in the world. We want to elevate and thank the people who use us. Spark conversations that highlight what unites us. Make the platform and world feel a little smaller.“

https://careers.twitter.com/en/work-for-twitter/201905/tweeter-in-chief.html

Spotted -Order sticker on Insta stories and product

  • Insta say they’ve no plans but it’s still interesting right?

https://twitter.com/MattNavarra/status/1133439803536445440

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