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Blog / 21 Jun 2017

#Newsfeed: Homeowner to sell her house via Facebook Live; Instagram adds Live video replays; Netflix debuts choose-your-own-adventure stories for kids

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One woman in the UK is about to do something on Facebook Live that’s never been done before – sell a house. In an attempt to cut the cost of agent fees, East Londoner Shanty Helim will become the first homeowner to be sell their property with a viewing on Facebook Live, with offers made through the Facebook Messenger app.

Read more about this genius move here.

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Social media solutions provider Sprout Social aims to make building and customising automatic replies on Twitter even easier, thanks to their new Bot Builder tool. Bot Builder uses Welcome Messages to greet customers that send direct messages to brands, as well as predetermined Quick Replies, which enable brands to provide quick context for every type of conversation they anticipate fielding.

See Bot Builder in action here.

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Snapchat clone no more! More people than ever are using Instagram Stories, and the platform has just introduced on very useful tool. Not only does Instagram Stories now have 250 million daily active users (up from 200 million in April), but when you finish broadcasting a Live video on Instagram Stories, you’ll have the option to share it to your story for 24 hours before it disappears or discard it immediately.

Read more about this new feature here.

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Music Business Worldwide has sat down with one of the most curious men in the industry to discuss how he went from pop-punk to hip-hop in just a few years. “I come from a company where I had ten acts signed, and it was always ‘eat what you kill’”, John Janick said about his time at Fueled By Ramen. “We had to measure and read every record, and really focus on long-term artist development.”

Read the interview in full here.

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JADEN JAM: Looks like “Cars 3″ has renewed some conspiracy theories regarding the Pixar universe.

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