With the end of summer quickly coming up, we’ve got another #MMSocialReport for you! Instagram launches live group chat, Youtube has a new chat feature, and of course Facebook is working on some big things. All this and more in this week’s report:
Welcome to this week’s #MMSocialReport! We’ve got plenty of news about Snapchat (is it finally the end for the app?), the potential for sponsored GIFs from Giphy, and a mysterious video-chat project from Facebook.
Awesome news in this week’s #MMSocialReport: Adobe is finally killing off Flash, and Microsoft confirms that Paint will still be available for Windows 10.
We also cover a Google Chrome extension that will allow you to view Facebook stories on it’s browser, BuzzFeed is selling a hot plate that can be connected to your smartphone, and lastly find out what the Snapchat Hotdog means for the future of AR.
This week’s #MMSocialReport is all about updates. Snapchat rolled out an update with Tint Brush, Google gave us a new security feature warning about unauthorized apps, and Amazon’s latest mobile update includes an Instagram-like feature called Amazon Spark.
Ah, the emoji… the millennial’s hieroglyph. Emoji are the easiest way to tell your best friend that you’re running late to meeting her at the bar but you want her to order you a slice of pizza and a beer: (🏃⏰🔜🍕🍻🙏). And they are one of Metter Media’s favorite parts of social media — so you bet your bottom dollar (⬇️💲?) that we’re celebrating World Emoji Day. What better way than to come up with our dream list of future emoji?
Unicode 11, get ready… we have plenty of ideas for you.
Metter Media’s Must-Have Emoji:
It’s Friday and that means…. the #MMSocialReport. This week was a hectic week for the social world, especially Facebook. We saw Facebook reveal the ability to capture emotions via facial scanning to offer emojis, plans for Messenger Ads to go global, and how to upload your own GIFs. Twitter tagged along with an update to filtering notifications and Google Earth announced big plans for Google Earth stories.