The Weekly Round-up- 11th October 2019 to 16th October 2019

social media social media updates the weekly round-up Oct 18, 2019

In this week's weekly round-up we cover several social media updates, hosting a professional webinar and WordPress training from us.

Did you use the Instagram Following Tab?

Did you even notice this tab that allows you to snoop on your friends in the activity feed?

Well, it has been there but not anymore. 

Read more about it on this post on the WERSM blog; Did you use the Instagram Following Tab?

How to host a professional webinar

What is a webinar? How can you use it in your business?

For your first ever webinar look at getting assistance from someone who has hosted webinars before.

Check out some tips to help you host a professional webinar here; How to Host a Professional Webinar

Use Buffer app to schedule Instagram stories

Buffer has announced that it’s now possible to use its web and mobile app – on both iOS and Android – to schedule Instagram Stories.

It has never been this easier for social media managers.

Check out the details here; Use Buffer app to Schedule Instagram Stories 

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Instagram's 'On This Day' feature

Instagram has a new nostalgia-inducing feature, introduced as part of the new Create mode for Instagram Stories. It’s called “On This Day.”

“On This Day” lets you share old posts from your feed. It launched today as part of Instagram’s new Create mode for Stories. It works by showing you a random post that you shared on the same date in previous years.

Read more about the feature on this WERSM blog post

Facebook is getting rid of the of the grey local business verification badge as of the 30th of October

Here was their message;

"We're always working on better ways to help people understand more about the Pages they interact with. We introduced grey verification badges in 2015 to show which Pages for businesses and organisations are authentic.

However, we've found that they can be more confusing than helpful, so we're removing them on 30 October. As a result, there will no longer be a grey badge on The Business Classroom. This won't impact the way the Page appears in search results.

To learn more about how to help people find a Page and verify that it's real, please go to our best practices.

The Facebook Pages Team"