Social Media Platform Changes You Might Have Missed in October
Facebook Stories, new Instagram Story features, Snapchat Context Cards and a potentially massive shift in how we consume content on Facebook… catch up with all the social platform changes you need to know from last month.
- A new feed, dubbed “Facebook Explore,” launched on desktop, after being tested on mobile devices. This feed showcases content from Pages, Groups, Events, and more. In a test, six countries have seen all Page posts exclusively in this feed and not in the main News Feed, leading to dramatic declines in both reach and engagement. Facebook has reassured publishers, advertisers and brands that they have no plans to roll this change out globally.
- Facebook announces that Stories will soon be open to Pages, allowing you to post your Instagram Stories directly to Facebook. It remains to be seen what best practices emerge and how they will differ from Instagram and Snapchat.