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Weekly Wrap-Up

Somehow January is already over. The first month of 2018 went by in a blur and the social media news just kept on coming. And without further ado, here are the latest headlines:

  • Instagram Introduces Text Posts in Stories: Instagram has launched Type Mode, a form of text posts in Stories. The text posts look like Facebook status updates with colored backgrounds. The option to create Type posts is accessible via the “Type” button in Instagram Stories.
  • Instagram Now Allows Post Scheduling: Instagram has updated their API to allow post scheduling for business profiles. Scheduling is only available for photos but not for video content. The scheduling functionality is also not available natively and can be accessed using third party apps like HootSuite.
  • Snapchat Gives Users More Bitmoji Options: Snapchat just launched Bitmoji Deluxe, which includes more options for avatar customization. According to TechCrunch, the added customization options create 1.9 septillion different combinations.

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