Let’s Talk Social #4

Ch-ch-ch-changes! Updates from Instagram, Facebook & Snapchat, plus other news from the world of social and tech.

Instagram is testing video ads inside Stories
Instagram Stories now has as many users as the last number announced by Snapchat, the app Instagram copied. And it’s swiftly moving to monetize that audience by the launch of skippable ads mixed into Stories.

Five ways banks are adapting and innovating
Traditional banks are being disrupted by FinTech startups as our banking needs change. Read about the top tech trends in the banking sector including Blockchain, Robo-advisors and Peer-to-peer payments. Innovate or die!


Facebook continues to evolve Facebook Live
Facebook adds new tools to its live-streaming video service including video metrics and the ability to pin comments on a live broadcast.

Add colour to your Facebook status
Facebook is rolling out a new feature that allows users to personalise their text-only posts by changing the background colours to suit their mood.

The BBC enters the battle against fake news
Social media has helped the spread of fake news. The BBC is to assemble a team to fact check and debunk deliberately misleading and false stories masquerading as real news.

Snapchat launches universal search to simplify navigation
Snapchat just made it much easier to navigate the app and find friends, groups, Discover publishers and Stories with a universal search bar that’s always accessible at the top of the app.