Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter all made big updates this week that users should know about. Here are the details:
Instagram: Multiple account management
If you have multiple Twitter or Facebook accounts, you’re used to being able to alternate between accounts with a few taps or clicks, allowing you to easily update your personal and business accounts. But on Instagram, it’s always been necessary to log out of one account to log into another.
But this week, Instagram heard the pleas of their users and began rolling out multi account management. If you manage more than one Instagram account, here’s a helpful guide on how to add and switch between multiple accounts.
Facebook: Private message replies now available
Reaching out to Facebook leads from your business Page is now quicker with Facebook’s message reply option. Now, when a Page visitor comments on a Facebook post, the Page can now respond to that comment with a private message in one click. Just hit the button below the comment that says “Message”.
Try asking questions for your Page followers about your community, or their opinion on a home design article or before and after. When you receive comments that spark further conversation, you can now easily send them a message and stay in touch.
Twitter: An algorithm rolls out
Since it began, Twitter’s timeline has been displayed in a reverse chronological order, showing the newest Tweets on top. For the past week, rumors have been swirling that Twitter will be switching to a Facebook-style algorithm, which would try to prioritize Tweets to show you the most relevant posts.
Today, Twitter announced that they are adding an algorithm feature to your Twitter timeline. This feature is optional for now and can be configured through your personal settings this week. Just head to “Settings” and under Content, check the box that says “Show me the best Tweets first”. If you don’t see the option just yet, it shoud be appearing soon. Twitter stated that this feature will be turned on automatically for all users in the coming weeks.
For most casual Twiter users, this is good news! If you’re not using social media every minute of every day, it’s easy to miss important posts. This algorithm will allow you to see the posts you’re most likely to care about, quickly. It may also mean that your Tweets are more likely to be seen by more of your followers. Though we aren’t sure what will factor in to Twitter’s algorithm for selecting top Tweets, it’s likely that the accounts you engage with most will appear at the top. This is one more reason to post varied content to Twitter and try to see what gets the best engagement!
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