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Chicago Social Media Agency News Roundup – 10/6

Posted on October 6, 2015

The next roundup of social media news is here. Read about why The Washington Post stunned the social media world, what Twitter is working on behind-the-scenes and Facebook’s new video endeavor.

Facebook Launches 360 Degree Video

Facebook has launched 360 degree videos, to keep up with YouTube. Beginning brands working with the service include Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Saturday Night Live, and Vice Media.

Washington Post Goes All-In With Facebook Instant Articles

Washington Post has announced that all of their articles will be via the Facebook Instant Articles platform.

Instagram Reaches 400M Users, Past Twitter

Instagram has reached over 400 million users. This has put the app ahead of Twitter, which has 316 million monthly users. That said, we’re experts in using Instagram for brands. Contact us for more.

Twitter Polls

Twitter has begun allowing users to add polls to their tweets. The polls last for 24 hours.

Facebook Redesigns Profiles

Facebook has redesigned mobile profiles, allowing users to add a profile video as well as a temporary profile photo that can be used for specific days, such as days to celebrate a sports win.

Twitter Looking into Expanding 140 Character Limit

Re/Code claims Twitter is rolling out a new product that will allow for longer tweets. No word on when this will be revealed.

Twitter Expands Buy Buttons

Bigcommerce, Demandware, and Shopify users can now showcase their products on Twitter using the buy button. We’ve done multiple social media ads. Let’s connect to expand your social audience.