Facebook Adds New Video Publishing Tools

Including Live Rehearsals and Watch Party Replays Facebook has announced a range of new video features and tools as part of its presentation to the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam this week.  The new updates relate to Facebook Live, Watch Parties and Creator Studio – here’s an overview of each element. Facebook Live Facebook’s adding …

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Back in July, LinkedIn rolled out its new services listings for profiles, which enable freelancers and SMBs to list the services that they provide on their LinkedIn profile, and be found for the same in search results. LinkedIn Services listings Now LinkedIn's adding another element to this offering, with a new post option that enables users to fill in relevant fields in order to put out a call for help from experts. LinkedIn service request post As you can see here, the new post type seeks to simplify the process of finding relevant freelancers and professionals, while also making your request for help stand out within LinkedIn feeds. Interested providers can click through for more specific info, helping (ideally) to filter your responses down to more relevant providers for each. The option's somewhat similar to Facebook's 'Ask for Recommendations' posts, which enable users to put out a dedicated call for help, with an alternate post format to prompt attention. Facebook recommendations post example The key difference here being the focus on helping freelancers find work opportunities - and given the projections for growth in freelance work, that focus definitely makes a lot of sense. Freelance job projections Both of these features - services listings on profiles and the new 'Find an expert' post option - were spotted in testing by reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong back in April, and LinkedIn has been working to roll the options out to more users over the last few months. Initially, these tools were only available to a limited subset of users, but LinkedIn says that the new posting option is now available to all users globally, both on iOS and Android, while services listings on profiles are in the process of being expanded to more regions. The tools could be a great way to maximize your opportunities on the platform, and connect with relevant specialists - which again, as noted, aligns with broader freelance work trends. If you're looking to add a services

Back in July, LinkedIn rolled out its new services listings for profiles, which enable freelancers and SMBs to list the services that they provide on their LinkedIn profile, and be found for the same in search results. Now LinkedIn’s adding another element to this offering, with a new post option that enables users to fill in relevant fields in order …

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Facebook's updated its community guidelines, which govern its content decisions.

Facebook Updates its Community Values to Better Frame its Policy Decisions The social media landscape is always changing, which means the social platforms themselves need to continually update their approach, and ensure that their policies match shifting user expectations. This week, Facebook has outlined its latest update to its Community Standards – “the guidepost for what is and isn’t …

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Google Stories

Google Wants in on Stories Too, Adding Stories-Like Option for Photos While the replication of popular platform features has become fairly commonplace in social media circles, Google’s efforts to tap into the same have generally ended up falling flat. For example: Google tried to replicate Facebook with Google+  Google tried to replicate Facebook Messenger with Allo (and a …

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Instagram Is Reportedly Working on a New Tool Which Replicates TikTok's Key Features

There’s one thing that you can be absolutely certain of with every new social media trend these days – replication. Any time you see a new tool, a new app, a new trending function, you can bet that other platforms will seek to copy it, in an effort to maximize their own potential, for one, but …

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