Welcome to this week’s top social media stories. Instagram adds a new voice feature and a countdown sticker, Facebook relaunches search ads and we know who the biggest YouTube earners of 2018 are.
Did you know you could send voice messages on Instagram direct? Well now you can. The platform added a new voice feature this week that works almost like a walkie-talkie with friends. Instagram also introduced a new “countdown” sticker for Stories, and yes, I’m already a big fan.
But the bigger news of the week for marketers has to be the return of Search ads on Facebook! It is a limited test for now, but it seems the company is set on opening a new revenue stream, even if it means competing with the Search God, Google itself.
Want more? Here are the top 5 most talked about stories this week:
- The Top 10 Biggest Earners On YouTube
- Facebook Goes After Google With New Search Ads Product
- Instagram Brings Voice Messaging To Direct
- 10 Podcasts You Need To Know About
- Instagram Has A New Countdown Sticker (And It’s Awesome)
Don’t miss the latest episode of our weekly podcast, with Cat Davies, founder of Social Cat.
Tune in next Sunday for a new edition of our weekly social media recap. Enjoy the week ahead!