Pinterest today announced the launch of a new social collaboration tool, called the „activity feed“ for group boards. This section of the app will let members weigh in with a quick like or comment, @ mention another user, or start a new thread, and includes updates when members add new pins, create new sections, new members join, someone likes or comments, and more.
The app had comment support before, but each comment had to be attached to a specific pin. Now all comments will be organized in the activity feed so that conversations are easier to follow, and users will be able to start threads of their own on the collaborative board for all members to see, or [...]
Instagram today added a feature that’s designed to let users share posts from their accounts and public accounts that they follow directly to their story feed as a sticker.
Today, we’re introducing a new way to easily share feed posts to your story.
When you come across something in feed that inspires you — like a post from a friend raising money for a cause or a photo of a new design from your favorite brand — you can now quickly share that post as a sticker to your story for your friends and followers to see.
Instagram users can share a feed post to a story by tapping on the paper airplane button below a post, which is the same [...]
Instagram today announced that it’s making changes to the Instagram feed algorithm to address concerns users have had with the feed for quite some time now.
Instagram originally used a chronological feed, showing the newest Instagram posts first when you opened up the app, but the company changed that in June of 2016 to display posts based on relevancy. The change caused days-old posts to be displayed in some situations, which users were unhappy with.
Starting today, Instagram is planning to focus more on surfacing newer posts, a change the company is making based on user feedback. It won’t be the same as the original chronological feed, but Instagram [...]
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg this afternoon addressed the ongoing Cambridge Analytica situation, in which Cambridge Analytica used personal data acquired from Facebook in an illicit manner by a third-party app to create targeted political advertisements during the 2016 election.
Zuckerberg outlined a multi-step response that Facebook plans to take to prevent this situation from recurring, and one feature Facebook will add is a new tool at the top of the News Feed which will let people see which apps they’ve used.
Any app used on the Facebook platform has access to a user’s personal data, so the Facebook tool will let people see which apps have their info [...]