Top Social Media Stories For November 2016 Hey Guys this is Round up Raven bringing round up posts for No Shave November !

Guess what did I get as my thanksgiving present?? Well, my mom gave it to me…no it’s not a sweater !

A GoPro Camera <3. It is awesome, I can fly high and can shoot 4K videos, mounting it on my helmet..Yes I use helmet while flying.

It now supports live streaming via my periscope account, so I can fly high and livestream heights. I wish I could stream it in my Instagram.

No, I no crazy, Instagram now supports live streaming on its app and is one of the top social media news for month of November.

Let’s have a look at top social media news from month of November.

Live video and disappearing photos and videos for Instagram:  

Instagram has officially announced two of its newest rollouts for its apps. Live video feature for Instagram stories and disappearing video and images for groups and friends in Instagram direct.

Live feature can directly be accessible by right swiping from feed, tapping  “Start Live Video”, and you are live. Live feed is limited to 1 hour only. As you go live, your friends will get notification reflecting on your Instagram stories, in their profile.  While you’re live, you can pin a comment for everyone to see or turn comments off altogether.

You can also check out new live stories on Explore, Tap on “Top Live” and see what’s happening live with other Instagrammers.

Live video on Instagram Stories and Explore soon be rolling out globally over the next few weeks.

Disappearing photos and videos is quite a fun feature. You can send disappearing videos and photos to your friends or in a group which will dispose as soon as they view it (feeling powerful and devilish at same time).

Swipe right into the camera, click a pic or record a video and then tap on arrow to send it privately to your friends or in group.

Send them anything from their 1st time beer experience pics to dedicated video of you singing a song.

Not to be afraid, they can view it only once and if they attempt to screenshot, Instagram will send you a notification.

You can send disappearing photos and videos to your followers only, irrespective of privacy setting.

You can access disappearing message directly in your inbox. Disappearing messages will appear in a bar at the top. This feature already has been rolled out in recent Instagram updates.

Twitter ranks your conversations:

Make ready your comments to rank in a Twitter conversation thread.  Threaded conversations are one of the best way to interact over Twitter. When conversations get hot on Twitter, it gets hard for new people to know who is interacting the most in a thread.

Twitter now has added a reply counter and a ‘conversation ranking’ to its mobile apps engineered to push the most relevant discussions to the top of a tweet thread. Conversation ranking support threads that the original poster replied to or that includes a reply from a Twitter user that you follow. This feature also group replies into different sub-conversations.

The reply button under any given tweet will now show reply count  to that tweet. This number only corresponds to direct replies to the original tweet and not the total number of tweets contained within a long conversation.

Telegram- Meet telegra.ph:

Telegram is spreading its roots from being a messaging platform to being a horse in race of online publlishing tools. Telegram recently introduced telegra.ph, an online publishing tool which empowers you to create rich content with traditional writing features like image and video embedding and text formatting.

It is quite similar to medium and quip but what’s interesting with telegra.ph is no account is required. Simply visit the website and start writing and when you are done, hit publish. Your content is now on web. Alike medium you cannot catalog your past work or arrange them in categories.  

Want to create another story, clear your browser cache or user incognito mode.

Instagram’s Screenshot notification feature:

Few weeks back Twitter was flooded with tweets asking, trolling proofing whether Instagram will send a screenshot notification whenever you take screenshots on Instagram.

Rumors spread faster than forest fire.Before it gets worse intelligent Twitteratis figured out the truth in rumors.

Instagram has introduced screenshot feature in it’s recent app update. Whenever someone takes screenshot of your disappearing video or image, you will get notification from Instagram, but not regular messages or Instagram pics.

…phewww…(opening App store, reinstalling Instagram :grin:)

Adieu Content Keywords:

Google has said goodbye to  most beloved tool of SEO people.  The content keywords feature allows owner to see what keywords google bot has found relevant for your site. Officialy said “, users were often confused about the keywords listed in content keywords. And so, the time has come to retire the Content Keywords feature in Search Console.”

Well Davis and Sophia (our SEO Engineers) didn’t think so about getting confused from this tool.

Let’s see, Google’s suggestion “The words on your pages, the keywords if you will, are still important for Google’s (and your users’) understanding of your pages. While our systems have gotten better, they can’t read your mind: be clear about what your site is about, and what you’d like to be found for. Tell visitors what makes your site, your products and services, special!” find its way to sympathise people.

Facebook Messenger launches its public group chat feature:

Yes, some of you might have heard or used this feature on an app few year back. App was introduced by Facebook named “Rooms”.

Facebook has now relaunched “Rooms” for Australia and Canada users.This feature is again introduces to benefit users with like minded strangers, with whom they can chat and share  knowledge with.

Users will be able to set rooms to private and are allowed once administrator approves.

It can prove to be beneficial for larger groups where users are not friends and for sending out alerts for an event with a single thread discussion.

Quick Replies and Welcome Message for Twitter:

Twitter has announced two new features to improve conversational experience between business and customers on Twitter. Quick replies and welcome messages in direct messege will ensure good customer experience in customer support through automation and human support.

Welcome messages let businesses to greet them with a welcome message as they enter direct message conversation. Businesses can create multiple welcome messages and deep link directly to a specific greeting from Tweets, websites, or apps.

Quick replies let businesses prompt people with the best ways to reply to a Direct Message. Here comes the automation part, they can either choose their response  by choosing from a list of options or guide users to enter specific text to get response to.

Combining both the features will ensure less wait times and a good customer experience.

YouTube’s new Comments section for Creators:

Youtube has something new for content creators now. It has introduced some new tools to improve and shape conversations leading to better user experience.

It is like a toolbox for content creators. Tool include:

  • Pinned comments: Promote a specific comment by pinning it to the top of your feed. Just like Twitter pinned posts, it lets users see great engagement from your fans or share related information with the audience.
  • Creator hearts: It’s more of something given from heart. Shed some love by giving a heart to your favorite comments.
  • Creator usernames: When you comment on your channel, your username will appear under the text with a pop of color around it so that your viewers can differentiate your comments with others. If you are a verified creator, you will have a verification checkmark appear beside your name.

Some of the upcoming advance features to existing features include:

  • Choose moderators: A new comment feature that lets you delegate moderation, giving your trustworthy followers to remove public comments from your videos.
  • Blacklist words and phrases: You can opt for some keywords or phrases held for your review and approval before being published.
  • Hold potentially inappropriate comments for review: It’s a new beta feature that will allow you to hold potentially inappropriate comments for review.

    As an optional add on to this feature you can you choose to opt-in for automatic filtering for moderation based on Youtube’s.   When you review comments, the system will take that feedback into account and get better at identifying the types of comments to hold for review.

Introducing audience demographics in Linkedin :

That’s a very cool feature for LinkedIn marketers. They now have power to track down audience on their posts. With ability to know who the audience is, they can easily know their direction, are they leading to right audience or not.

This will also help in creating relevant content with better understanding of your audience.

 

That’s all from no shave november, I hope to get along with some my bearded buddies and prepare for Christmas and not loose my GoPro. 😉