Entries by Upwardly Social

Even Obama is Tired of Fake News

Fake news is an epidemic. We see it daily, and it heavily plagued the 2016 US election. The issue has gotten so bad, President Barack Obama actually spoke directly to Mark Zuckerberg. According to New York Times, Zuckerberg admitted he had talked to the former president about his complaints. Obama has spoken out about fake […]

Facebook Live Audio is a Game Changer for Publishers

12.21.16 Facebook now supports Live Audio, allowing publishers to bring audio, such as readings, interviews, podcasts and more, to your Newsfeed. The first to access this feature is BBC World Service (news radio), LBC (Leading Britain’s Conversation talk radio), Harper Collins (book publisher), and authors Adam Grant (Originals, pop psychology), and Britt Bennett (fiction addressing race). According to Facebook, Live Audio will be […]

Ring in the Holidays with Instagram Stickers

12-20-16 Instagram released an update, available today for iOS and Android, introducing stickers to add to your Stories. Adorn your posts with snowmen and candy canes as well as stickers to be used year round like the temperature and locations. Also introduced in the update is “hands-free” mode, allowing users to video with one tap […]

Instagram Introduces Stories

Earlier this week, Instagram introduced Stories. Similar to Snapchat stories, users can post photos and videos which will disappear after 24 hours. You can also add text or drawings to your posts. Stories pop up at the top of your feed. Tap the user’s photo you want to watch and the story will start to play. […]

Twitter Simplifies Verification Process

The coveted checkmark. Everyone wants one, but only because not every one has one. However, for users of public interest, the process to become verified just got a bit easier. The new application process rolled out to users in the U.S. this week and will soon be available to the rest of the world. When applying, users […]

Stop Freaking Out About the Instagram Update

3/28/16 By: Kate Enright You may have noticed your Instagram feed has been flooded with posts like above. Users are begging their followers to turn on post notifications to insure their audiences see every image they post. More than 250,000 people have even signed and shared a Change.org petition.  The question is, is this really […]

Instagram Adds New Feature to Track Video Views

2.17.16 By: Kate Enright Gone our the days of wondering if your videos are getting enough love! Instagram is adding a feature which will count video views. This will aid marketers everywhere, who previously were working blind in terms of video audiences. Paying advertisers have always been privy to this information, but this is huge […]

Instagram Adds Support For Multiple Accounts

2.12.16 By: Kate Enright Instagram has finally answered our prayers! The popular photo sharing site now supports multiple accounts without signing out of the mobile app. The new update will allow users to add up to five additional accounts. This feature has been one of the most popular requests for some time now, and will […]

Thumbs Up to Snapchat’s Latest Update!

7/1/15 By: Kate Enright Snapchat rolled out some major user friendly updates today. The biggest change, “Tap to View,” ends an era of tired thumbs. Simply tap to watch your friend’s snap or story. Another new feature allows you to quickly add contacts. When you’re with your pals, open “Add Nearby” and a list of your friends will pop […]

What is Twitter’s new app #Periscope?

  4/17/15 By: Kate Enright Periscope is Twitter’s newest acquisition. The app operates by allowing users to live-stream video directly to their Twitter accounts. Simply, sign in with your Twitter account and begin broadcasting. You can check out what’s happening live globally, watch the “Most Loved” feeds, or see what the people you follow are up […]