What’s stopping you from getting all your news from social media? False stories in your Facebook News Feed? Missing important stories, because you’re not logged into Twitter? Remembering all those passwords? Facebook and Twitter aimed to squash all those problems this week.
Learn more about what these two social media giants were up to this week in our digital marketing download:
Facebook promises fewer hoax stories in your News Feed
According to CNET, Facebook’s new News Feed feature will allow users to report hoax stories appearing in their Feed. However, the social network won’t be removing content, but will instead include a warning stating that the story may contain false information.
Twitter now helps you catch up on missed Tweets
On Wednesday, Twitter announced a new feature, called Recap, that will show you three Tweets you missed, each time you log on to Twitter. According to The New York Times, the feature, which is “being added to Twitter’s iPhone app immediately, will be extended to Android and web versions in the cophoneming weeks.”
Twitter’s password-killing tool is now available on the web
Twitter rolled out the web version of Digits, part of the new Twitter Fabric set of tools for developers, designed to eliminate traditional passwords. According to Mashable, Digits allows users who have already logged in to a mobile app with their phone, to log in to the app’s corresponding website using their phone number and conversation code delivered via SMS.
Getting news and information from social media is increasingly common. In fact, according to a 2014 study by Pew Research, 30% of U.S. adults get their news from Facebook. Want to make sure your stories are being heard? Contact Lindsey Gropper to learn more about how BLASTmedia can secure coverage for your brand and help it live longer on social media.