#Newsfeed: Facebook Messenger adds international money transfers; The woman who helped build Michelle Obama’s brand is joining Instagram; Radio’s first social media charts announced
Plus what YouTube’s new auditing measures mean for advertisers.
- Facebook Messenger gets international money transfers via TransfersWise bot [via Digital Trends]
- Facebook updates Analytics for Apps with improved segmentation and domain-level reporting [via TechCrunch]
- Twitter is ‘ghost’ deleting tweets it deems to be offensive without informing users [via Daily Mail]
- Cheat Sheet: Twitter’s New Limits on Visibility [via Edgar Blog]
- The woman who helped build Michelle Obama’s brand is joining Instagram [via Recode]
- Watch companies like Omega find new strategies such as Instagram to sell models [via AFR]
- YouTube is down for many users [via The Next Web]
- YouTube Promises New Auditing Measures Will Prove Ad Quality [via AdAge]
- “There’s going to be a resurgence in independent music companies” [via Music Business Worldwide]
- Country music may be Pandora’s secret weapon [via MarketWatch]
- Radio’s first and only social media charts [via Radio Today]
- One way Snapchat’s IPO will be unique: The shares won’t come with voting rights [via Recode]
- Apple’s new patent has an eerie resemblance to Bitmoji [via Mashable]
#MCIASM, #HanSolo, #DickSmith
Facebook now lets you send money overseas directly from within Messenger, thanks to a new chatbot developed by London-based money transfer service TransferWise. The feature is currently available to users in the United States, Britain, Europe, Canada, and Australia, and the bot adapts to your input – for example, if you get stuck, it will offer assistance.
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Twitter has begun to remove tweets which it deems offensive in a move to further punish abusive behaviour on the site. As pointed out by Twitter user John Sweeney @SuperNerdCow, individual tweets are now being removed from public visibility without informing the people who posted them.
See examples of the deleted tweets here.
Instagram is getting a new communications boss, and she knows how to deal with those at the very top. Kristina Schake is set to replace current comms head David Swain, and has previous titles including deputy comms director for Hillary Clinton’s recent presidential campaign, former comms chief for first lady Michelle Obama and chief communications officer at L’Oreal.
Read more about this story here.
Radio Today will launch Australia’s first social media-based charts for the radio industry next week. Powered by BrandData, the Radio Today Social 20 will include three exclusive charts to measure the online performance of Radio Shows, Radio Stations and Personalities & Presenters.
Learn more about these new charts here.
YouTube has introduced new ad quality standards, and will now offer independent audits of campaigns to show brands when ads were served, viewed and validate the internet traffic. “Google’s announcement that they are undertaking an independent audit of their 3rd party viewability reporting integrations is a positive step forward for marketers,” President and CEO, Association for National Advertisers Bob Liodice said.
Read the official blog post from YouTube here.
JADEN JAM: One Japanese town just got a new mascot – a doggy drone.