Plus how much did Apple Music pay Chance The Rapper for an exclusive?
Oh boy, prepare for Facebook to become even more invasive. Just when you thought the desktop version of the platform was a safe place to retreat to, Facebook has gone and delivered on a new feature that it hinted at last year – condensing conversation threads (such as those occurring via comments under a post) into Messenger tabs at the bottom of your screen.
See more of what this horrible new feature looks like here, before it begins rolling out to everyone.
Speaking of change just for the sake of it, Twitter is currently testing out a new appearance for profiles. Social Media Today is reporting a more streamlined look and the addition of the “Tweets and Replies” tab for mobile, as well as testing out a new format in the desktop notifications tab for desktop, which includes a more prominent link to the original tweet.
See more examples of the design tweaks here.
Ever wondered just how much money can be made off Instagram? Fairfax Media interview three Australian women who are earning their way by uploading photos to the platform, being paid anywhere up to $15,000 for being an influencer.
Read the full interviews with the Sjana Earp, Chloe Morello and Lauren Bath here.
[PIAS]’s director of streaming strategy Justin Barker has taken an in-depth look at how Spotify is evolving, and comes up with some very interesting points. Barker highlights the deceptive suggestion that Spotify’s monthly active user base is just a drop in the ocean compared to the world’s population, before analysing the nature of playlists. “The fact is, audiences of most of these playlists rarely want new music as quickly as the we want sell it to them,” he says.
Read the rest of the lengthy article here.
A storm is brewing, with Google under increasing pressure from both agencies and governing bodies to clean up its Display Network act. Google now plans to give its advertising clients more control over where their ads appear, after Havas Group U.K. has decided to halt all ad spending on Google and YouTube after ads for its clients appeared next to “questionable or unsafe content” online. This comes after a new report by industry group ANA is calling for independent audits of ad campaigns across multiple platforms.
Read more about this developing story here.
- Facebook’s new feature has absolutely no chill [via Mashable]
- Want More Facebook Reach? Motivate Fans to React [via Mashable]
- This is what happens when you try to post fake news on Facebook [via Quartz]
- Facebook and Twitter Trying Out New Looks for Tweets/Comments [via Social Media Today]
- Meet three Australian women who turned their Instagram into a business venture [via SMH]
- This new digital music store could change the way we pay artists [via The Verge]
- Ed Sheeran? A busking Furby at Glastonbury is so not rock’n’roll [via The Guardian]
- How Spotify – and its playlists – are evolving [via PIAS]
- Robbie Williams set to release new album Under The Radar Volume 2 on YouTube [via The Sun]
- Apple Music paid Chance The Rapper $500,000 for Colouring Book exclusive [via Music Business Worldwide]
- YouTube to discontinue video annotations because they never worked on mobile [via The Verge]
- Google offers more control, after ads on offensive content leads to brand boycott [via TechCrunch]
- Havas Freezes All Google and YouTube Ad Spend in the U.K. [via AdAge]
- Tear Down These Walls: ANA Calls for Audits at Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest [via AdAge]
- Three Simple Steps That Helped Me Finally Beat Meeting Overload [via Fast Company]
- Niles is a Slack bot that learns your team’s questions and answers them so you don’t have to [via TechCrunch]
- How to Use Facebook Page Engagement Custom Audiences [via Social Media Examiner]
- Just how much trouble is Ten in? (Answer: A lot more than you probably realise) [via Mumbrella]
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JADEN JAM: A Candy Crush game show is about to be a thing, and it’s set to premiere in July.