What’s new in Social Media this week

Facebook loves hearts, how many hashtags are best and leveraging multiple images on Instagram

Facebook loves hearts, how many hashtags are best and leveraging multiple images on Instagram

Facebook now ranks your hearts above your likes

Facebook says it’s found that reactions are “an even stronger signal” that you want to see a post than the traditional ‘Like’. We are now likely to see a change in how these interact with your News Feed: reactions will affect post ranking slightly more than Likes. Reactions require a long press or hovering action, and by nature indicate stronger emotions.

What’s the optimal number of hashtags to use on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook?

Hashtags are important in increasing the organic reach of your social posts, but in order to maximize them, you need to know the best practices. How many per post are appropriate? This guide will help you determine the optimal number of hashtags to use per channel.

7 ways your brand can leverage multiple image posts on Instagram

Last week, Instagram rolled out a new “carousel” feature to its app. Users can now choose up to 10 photos or videos (or a combination of the two) to feature in a single post. But how can this new feature be used to best effect? Here are 7 examples to get you thinking.

Twitter now lets you auto-mute eggs and other sketchy accounts

Twitter is rolling out several new features this week aimed at reducing abuse and harassment, following up on changes introduced a few weeks ago. More than just making it easier to report abuse, it’s trying to make sure you don’t see it in the first place. A move in the right direction for the platform, but needs to be communicated properly to users so they know such things exist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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