Filter this: Instagram topped the 300 million user mark, co-founder and CEO Kevin Systrom revealed in a blog post, in which he also announced that the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network was adding verified badges for celebrities, athletes and brands, as well as deactivating spammy accounts.
Instagram released two new features for its iOS and Android applications: Users can now edit their captions, and a people tab was added to the Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network’s search menu.
National Geographic blew away the competition in October according to the latest rankings of publishers’ actions generated on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by social media benchmarking and audience engagement analysis company Shareablee.
Some Facebook iOS users who installed the social network’s most recent update, version 7.0, received access to a new feature, Highlights, under a new tab, People.
Facebook’s embedded posts, which were introduced at the end of July for select media pages, are now available to all users, the social network announced Wednesday.
Facebook Wednesday announced the rollout of embedded posts, which will allow users to add public posts from the social network elsewhere on the Web, such as on blogs and websites, with those posts including photos, videos, hashtags, and other content. Readers will also be able to like and share directly via embedded posts.
Facebook’s accelerated focus on search may soon be extended to the navigation bar that appears throughout the site, as sister blog Inside Facebook reported, via a tip from Ignited Art Director Jeremy Carson, that some users of the social network are seeing a rejiggered version of the navigation bar, with the search box next to the word “Facebook,” and the icons for messages and notifications pushed to the right-hand side.
Inside Facebook pointed out that this test version of the navigation bar also does not feature a “home” link, meaning that users must click the Facebook logo to return to their homepages.
Now that timeline is live on all brand pages, what should Facebook marketers do? Focus on two things: People and content.
People Magazine has launched a new application to discover the most attractive guy on Facebook.