Your Weekly Social Scroll 📜  (20/07/2020)

Joanna Allen

July 23, 2020

Joanna Allen

July 23, 2020

Here it is, your weekly run down of social media news!

👉 LinkedIn publishes new guide for going live.

With 69% of marketers seeing “switching in-person events to virtual events” as a top challenge, LinkedIn has launched LinkedIn Events and LinkedIn Live to help brands bring their professional community together through invite-only or public events. Thankfully, they’ve also just published an up-to-date guide on producing high-value live streams.

👉 End of the road for FB Like counts.

Facebook is testing a new page design that effectively phases out the 'Like' count. The updates will refocus user, maybe making it easier to 'Follow' pages and see key information like the page’s bio and posts.

👉 Fundraising tools land in Instagram.

Intended to support businesses and causes during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. Whaddya say about equity crowdfunding on social next?

👉 Spotify launches video podcasts.

Spotify listeners can now listen OR watch podcasts. Clicking on select podcasts within the Spotify desktop or mobile apps will automatically play the creator’s video-based episode.

👉 Double tap of the week.

Facebook, Apple and Google have highlighted a new emoji set including a Boomerang, Bubble Tea and a Ninja.

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