Welcome to this week’s top social media stories: We pulled one of the best April Fools’ pranks, LinkedIn goes all-in on video, Facebook is still in crisis mode and Instagram brings a little chronology back into our feeds.
It’s the first of April and we started a bit early this year. If you read, liked or shared our post yesterday, I have sad news for you, Facebook is not letting us see who viewed our profiles, not yet anyway.
While it was fun to see how viral this post went, I was surprised to realize how most people did not take the time to read the whole article before sharing – we had a disclaimer at the end explaining this was an April Fools’ prank. It reminded us that all of us publishers need to do an even better job at capturing attention…
Back to the news (the real ones). This Thursday LinkedIn announced its first ever video ad product, as well as the roll-out of native organic video to all Company Pages. That’s a big deal for the B2B platform. Facebook is still very much in crisis mode and not only cut all access to third-party data for ads, it also paused all app approvals until further notice!
Want more? Here are the top 5 most talked about stories this week:
- LinkedIn Goes All-In On Video Marketing
- No, Facebook Has Not Been Recording Your Calls And Texts
- Instagram Now Gives You More Control Over When Your Feed Refreshes
- Four Apps To Boost Your Creative Side
- Your New Facebook App Will Not Be Approved (For Now)
This week, we had the pleasure of chatting with social media strategist, coach, and entrepreneur, Christine Gritmon.
Tune in next Sunday for a new edition of our weekly social media recap. Enjoy the week ahead!