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Weekly Wrap-Up

If you’re still trying to catch up from the shortened post-holiday workweek, here is the latest in social media news:

  • Twitter Adds New Features to Direct Messages: Twitter Direct Messages now feature “read receipts, tying indicators, and web link previews.” The new features make Twitter’s Direct Messengers more like Facebook’s Messenger and WhatsApp.Twitter_DM_read_receipt
  • Facebook Now Allows Video Crossposting to Pages with Different Owners and Managers: Facebook page admins now have the ability to cross-post video content to pages with different owners and managers. In order to make cross-posting possible, both pages first establish a cross-posting relationship. This new feature is ideal for organizations that operate under association-type of model.
  • LinkedIn Publisher Gets a Refresh: LinkedIn bloggers will find a updated publishing interface with greater ease of use, more text formatting options, distraction-free viewing, and simplified multimedia adding features.
  • Periscope Updates Following View: Periscope users will now be notified when users they follow join and watch live broadcasts.

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