Welcome to the latest edition of this week’s top social media news! And what a week it was again! Instagram might be going LIVE soon, offering its own version of live video broadcasting. And while Facebook was setting to celebrate Halloween, the creepiest news came from Twitter: Vine is D.O.A.
So, Are you ready for this week’s top 5 trending news on We are Social Media?
It was kind of expected. Still the news came as a shock to the Vine community. Twitter has pulled the plug. The troubled social network is restructuring and Vine is the first today the price.
And while Twitter suffers, Facebook strives. This week, we came across reports that Instagram could be launching its own live video service. And while this could compete with Facebook’s own Facebook LIVE, it actually makes perfect sense for Instagram. It’s the “insta” platform after all, no?
Talking about cool new things, Facebook is finally bringing masks (a.k.a. lenses) to its LIVE video feature. Yes, that’s another hit on Snapchat, but who is still counting right?
Of course we have more news for you below, so scroll down and have a great week ahead!
|Instagram May Be Bringing LIVE Video To Its App – Instagram may be going back to its roots. After the ephemeral Snapchat-like Stories, reports are now indicating Instagram could be about to bring LIVE video to its mobile app.The new was first reported on T Journal, a Russian news site, which shared the following screenshot showing a “LIVE” banner on one of this users’s friend’s Instagram Stories”|
|Facebook Messenger Bots Now Support PayPal Payments -Facebook Messenger is adding support for PayPal payments in bots, giving its massive user base access to the online payment platform.Being able to finalise a purchase on Messenger is something that has been talked about for a long time. The addition of Paypal support is the first step towards making the capability broadly available by the end of 2016.|
|Goodbye Vine. It’s Been A Blast! – The announcement is shocking, but it came as no surprise to those in-the-know. Twitter is going back to MVP format – that is minimum viable product – in order to survive. Twitter is in survival mode, and after yet another terrible results call, Twitter came out with a sombre announcement of the terrible news.|
|Facebook Celebrates Halloween With Creepy Reactions – Celebrating Halloween has become quite the tradition for social media platforms. First to deliver this year is Facebook, with an adorable set of Halloween Reactions. The usual “haha” is replace with a cackling with, the “sad” with a crying Frankenstein creature and a grimacing Jack o’lantern will definitely show your anger. You may also use the skeleton “thumb up” and candy heart.|
|Facebook Adds Snapchat-like Masks On Live Video – Starting this Halloween, Facebook will let you add a mask when going Live on its app. A skull, an evil queen and two Halloween limited-edition masks – a pumpkin and a witch – are already available. And more masks should come soon.|
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