Monday Morning Learning – 29 June 2020

Published on 01 Jul '20

Whatsapp’s Latest Update May Not Be As Exciting

Whatsapp has ditched an exciting new feature seemingly in development for the Facebook-owned chat app. 

As it stands, there appear to be five bundles of animated stickers – dubbed Playful Piyomaru, Rico’s Sweet Life, Moody Foodies, Chummy Chum Chums, and Bright Days. All appear to be supplied by WhatsApp.

In future, should the feature roll out worldwide, third-party animated stickers should be available for chat app users – just like the current, unmoving stickers available in your app.

Facebook Adds New Warning Prompts to Stop Unintended Sharing of Older News Articles

Facebook is looking to address this by adding in a new warning screen when people go to share a link that will alert the user if the content they’re looking to share is more than 90 days old.

Youtube’s Latest Experiment Is A Tik Tok Rival Focused On 15-second Videos

The company announced on Wednesday it’s beginning to test a new feature on mobile that will allow users to record 15-second long multi-segment videos. That’s the same length as the default on TikTok as well as Instagram’s new TikTok clone, Reels.

Facebook Rolls Out Updates for Live Producer Streaming Platform, Including Graphic Overlays for Broadcasts

Some users are now seeing a dedicated ‘Graphics’ tab in Live Producer, which enables you to add different types of graphic overlays on your stream.

Among the various options:

You can add a news ticker that scrolls along the bottom of the broadcast

You can highlight viewer comments on top of the stream

You can run polls, and display viewer results in real-time

Facebook is also adding a new ‘Feature Link’ option for your live-streams, that could provide another means to drive direct traffic from your stream, keeping your CTA top of mind as you broadcast.

Facebook has reported that viewership of Facebook Live streams has risen by 50% since January, with live videos also generally seeing much higher levels of engagement than regular video uploads.

Apple Unveils iOS 14 With A Cool Feature Called ‘App Clips’

The advantage is that we can use functions that apps have, but without the need for the user to install the app. Payments and NFC-triggered actions are the most suitable features.

Snap Inc. To Open First Southeast Asia Office In Singapore, Expand In Region

Snapchat parent company Snap Inc. plans to open its first Southeast Asia office in Singapore this year.