Monday Morning Learning – 7 September 2020

Published on 10 Sep '20

Ikea gives its 2021 catalog an Animal Crossing-themed makeover in Taiwan

After the latest Animal Crossing became a worldwide phenomenon with its compelling combination of fishing, hunting, and interior design, it was only a matter of time before a major outlet tried to capitalize on its success. Now, Ikea Taiwan has done exactly that by recreating a number of pages from its iconic catalog using characters and in-game items from the Nintendo title.

Facebook Adds More Ways to Export Photos and Videos as Part of Data Portability Initiative

Facebook is now also facilitating the transfer of your Facebook visual content to Dropbox and Koofr, as it continues to explore new options in this respect.

Facebook Adds New Personalization Tools for Watch

Facebook recently began rolling out a new topic selection option within Watch to help users better define their content recommendations.

In addition to this, Facebook has also added a new, dedicated section within Watch for live videos, which is recently used to host the UEFA Champions League final.

Facebook also recently added a new section for music videos in the US and India, which had previously only been available in Thailand. The music destination in Watch lets people explore music videos by genre, artist, or mood, and features themed playlists.

Facebook Is Letting Some Users View Instagram Stories on Facebook

And it’s not exactly straight-forward – as per the description in the screenshots, in order to view an Instagram Story on Facebook, you have to be connected with that user on both Facebook and Instagram, AND that user has to have linked their Facebook and Instagram accounts. Most people likely have connected their presence on both platforms, (as Facebook prompts you to do so at every opportunity), but it does also mean that the process is beholden to your privacy settings on both. If you’ve restricted who can access your Stories on Instagram, your Facebook connections also won’t be able to see it.

TikTok Adds New ‘Stitch’ Feature to Facilitate Video Responses

TikTok has added a new feature which enables users to re-use snippets of other people’s video clips, in order to create responses and remixes on the theme. Stitch allows users the ability to clip and integrate scenes from another user’s video into their own. Like Duet, Stitch is a way to reinterpret and add to another user’s content, building on their stories, tutorials, recipes, math lessons, and more.

Instagram Launches Dedicated Reels Tab

Available only in a few countries so far, most notably India, the Reels tab allows users to seamless switch to a more TikTok like experience on Reels. Feedback from users that have access to both TikTok and Reels is that Reels remains inferior to TikTok in terms of features.

Google Adds New Labels to Images to Make it Easier to Find Visuals You Can Legally Use

Google adds identifier labels to identify if the image is licensed or not with Google Image, and a simple click to get the license.

LinkedIn Adds New Staff Connection Tools Via Company Pages, New Follower Analytics Options

LinkedIn’s latest feature, “My Company”, allows companies to send company-specific updates for employees, and encouraging employee advocacy, thus removing the need for a dedicated EO content hub! LinkedIn Analytics has also updated the latest followers, to show who these people are along with designation and company name. This would help BD and other departments in identifying if a specific company is checking us out and reach out to them.