Welcome to the latest edition of this week’s top social media trends! How is 2017 so far? I’m sure it will be an awesome year again for social media, so happy new year guys! Today we’ll talk Instagram (the big winner in 2016), Facebook Messenger reminders, and Cimagine, the latest acquisition by Snap Inc.
There’s no doubt 2016 was the year of Instagram. Not in my head anyway. The platform evolved so much over the past 12 months, it’s hard to even remember how Instagram was in January last year! And most of the new features the company brought are actually awesome additions to the platform.
Check out these and more stories below!
|5 Top Instagram Trends To Know In 2017 – Instagram has come a long way from when it was just a simple image sharing app. Today, it’s the second most popular social platform after Facebook, with over 600 million users, and has become an important visual tool for businesses to reach their audiences. Here are the trends that will shape the approach that businesses must take in 2017 in order to be successful on the platform.|
|Reminders: Why I Am Really Excited About This New Messenger Feature -Is it just me, or are all the new social media features we are getting lately, just advanced gimmicks? Well, this time, Facebook has quietly introduced a simple and straightforward feature to Messenger: Reminders. And I am really excited about it! Here is why.|
|15 Reasons Why Instagram Totally Won 2016 – 2016 has been a prolific year for social media. The leading platforms now count hundreds of millions of users, sometimes billions even. We have seen more new features being launched this year than over the last 2 years. Live video is now a thing across platforms. But overall, it’s Instagram who won 2016.|
|What Do Social Media Managers Wish For In 2017? – It’s that time of year when you start setting your goals and there is a growing challenge when dealing with social media marketing. How can you set your goals in a constantly changing field? How about embracing change, and thinking of all the goals you want to achieve for the new year?|
|Snapchat Set For Big Changes With New Company Acquisition – While Facebook is copying even more Snapchat features, Snap Inc. plans to acquire a new AR company, perfectly positioned to increase its product portfolio and presence in the Middle East. The company is Cimagine, but the total cost of acquisition is not revealed yet. It is said to be around $30 to $40 million though.|
Tune in next Sunday for a new edition of our weekly social media trends! Enjoy the week ahead!