June 29, 2015

Social News Roundup | June 29, 2015

by Renegade01

1. Instagram Updates Explore Page, Adds Places to Search

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Instagram’s new update allows users to search places and view real-time trending hashtags on the Explore page. The Explore page will also display curated content of interesting accounts for users to check out. See the full update here.

2. Facebook Testing ‘See First’ News Feed Customization Feature

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Facebook is testing another news feed feature: “See First.” This feature will allow users to select certain friends and pages whose content will always appear on the top of their newsfeeds. For the full details, check out this article on SocialTimes.

3. Twitter Wants You to “Favorite” Tweets with Hearts Instead of Stars

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Say goodbye to favoriting tweets with a star because Twitter is now testing the use of both circled and borderless hearts in place of the original star. Would you favorite this idea


4. Top Markets by Percentage for WhatsApp, Snapchat, WeChat (Infographic)

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GlobalWebIndex recently conducted a study that revealed that Whatsapp is most popular in South Africa, while people in China prefer WeChat. See the full infographic here.


5. Google’s Ad-Supported Streaming Music Service Arrives on Web, Android Devices

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Google beats Apple to its Music debut by releasing its own free option for the music service on Google Play. Find out the whole scoop.

6. What Are Users Doing on Facebook? (Infographic)

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In the past month, 68% of all Facebook users clicked the like button, according to GlobalWebIndex. Check out this infographic to see what else active Facebook users do.