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Author: Julia Pyo

It’s Friday, meaning that it’s time for another weekly edition of Spark Bites, your weekly dose of all the latest social media updates! We’ve got great news for businesses this week: Instagram is adding some cool new features for business accounts and, most importantly, Hootsuite is FINALLY letting us schedule posts on Pinterest! Read on to find out more....

It’s Friday, meaning that it’s time for another weekly edition of Spark Bites, your weekly dose of all the latest social media updates! We’ve got great news for businesses this week: Instagram is adding some cool new features for business accounts and, most importantly, Hootsuite is FINALLY letting us schedule posts on Pinterest! Read on to find out more....

Welcome to your weekly dose of social media updates in this jam-packed edition of Spark Bites by Spark Growth! This week, Facebook unleashed a barrage of announcements and updates at their F8 Conference. In this post, you’ll find all the most important announcements Facebook made (Spoiler: they’re trying to take on Tinder!), plus all the other latest social media updates that you missed this week....

Welcome to another edition of Spark Bites, your one-stop shop for weekly social media updates! There were a lot of big updates across the board this week: Snapchat introduced a new way to look silly while having fun, while YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter worked to combat hate speech on their respective platforms. Here are all the details for this week’s social media updates....

It’s Friday! Forget the weekend, Friday means it’s time for another new edition of Spark Bites, your weekly dose of social media news! This week, LinkedIn’s most recent updates make the social networking site seem like it’s having an aggressive midlife crisis. Plus, social networks continue to react to Facebook’s data misuse scandal. Read on to find out more about all the social media updates you missed this week!   Instagram Instagram is great for staying in touch with friends, family… and making us all look way better than we actually do.The photo-sharing app continues to deliver on this aspect with the rollout of its new Focus feature. This feature uses face recognition technology to sharpen the face and blur the background of a picture in order to make a photo look more stylized and professional. It’s a similar effect that the...

Welcome back to your weekly edition of Spark Bites by Spark Growth! We’ve got a lot of updates to social media platforms this past week, particularly from Facebook, who’s still reeling from their recent scandal. This post also has news on a couple huge new features coming to Pinterest and Snapchat, both of which will be particularly relevant to users who have friends! Hopefully that’s all of you! Without further ado, here is this week’s most important social media news: Pinterest Pinterest just became the hero of a lot of social media fans. The company is introducing a new feed which only shows pins from the people and boards you’ve chosen to follow and—get this—in CHRONOLOGICAL order. Whaat. They will still be keeping the algorithm-based feed as it is, but the new feed will be available in a separate tab called...

As promised, Spark Bites is back this week with some updates on how Facebook is handling the aftermath of the Cambridge Analytica mess, on top of our usual social media news and updates of course! Read on to find out what’s been going on in the social network world this past week:   Pinterest Pinterest is expanding its visual discovery feature “Shop the Look” with the help of Home Depot. Shop the Look allows users to simply tap the white circle on a pin to see similar, shoppable items. Home Depot is helping Pinterest identify the products in the pins to help improve Shop the Look. Basically, instead of the user having to google “rectangle platform four sticks coming out of it,” Home Depot will just tell Pinterest to tell us that that is a desk. The future is wonderful.   Facebook Last month,...

If you’ve seen the news at all the past few days, you’ll know that this week’s social media news has been a serious rollercoaster that had some of us like: But also kind of like?:Strap yourselves in, folks, because this edition of Spark Bites by Spark Growth contains a lot of important updates about the social media world that everyone should be aware of. Let’s get started! Pinterest Pinterest’s Shopping Ads are now available to hundreds of advertisers. This will allow businesses to automatically create ads on the platform by pulling images from their existing product feeds. To qualify for this program, businesses need to complete a Pinterest Propel Program sign-up form.   Snapchat And now for something you don’t often see on our site: an excellent example of how NOT to use social media marketing. Rihanna publicly criticized Snapchat the other day for...