#Newsfeed: Facebook tests facial recognition login confirmations; Instagram expands shoppable posts feature; Liam Gallagher’s best tweets used to promote new album
Plus the four key steps to keeping on top of your emails.
Facebook and Messenger will soon use the same set of emoji — namely the Facebook standard emoji. Until now Facebook standard and Messenger use different emoji sets – the Messenger emoji having been released in June 2016 – and according to Emojipedia, the change effects all platforms.
Read more about this small but mighty change here.
Businesses based in the US that use Bigcommerce now have access to Instagram’s shoppable posts, marking one of the latest steps in Instagram’s gradual roll out of the feature, which began testing last November. Merchants who use Instagram shoppable posts will also have access to analytics from the photo-sharing service, including how many people viewed product information or clicked through to its product page.
Read more about this exciting expansion here.
Spotify is taking its playlist domination to the next level, with all Spotify subscribers over the age of 16 received an e-mail informing them about a new personalised playlist called Time Capsule. Using a combination of your age and your current tastes, the algorithm curates a list of nostalgic bangers from your teens and early 20s for the ultimate throwback playlist.
Read more about the feature here.
- Messenger and Facebook will soon have consistent emojis [via The Next Web]
- Facebook tests letting you confirm logins with your face [via The Verge]
- iHeartRadio launches entertainment show on Facebook [via Music Ally]
- In a crisis, Facebook’s far from perfect—but still essential [via Mashable]
- The sorrow of Biz Stone [via TechCrunch]
- Twitter profits drop 21pc in the UK [via The Telegraph]
- Liam Gallagher’s solo album is being promoted with posters of his best tweets [via NME]
- 50 Cent Sued By Photographer Over Instagram Shots [via HipHopDX]
- Instagram opens its shoppable posts feature to retailers on Bigcommerce’s platform [via TechCrunch]
- Case of the vanishing copy-Kates! Duchess of Cambridge super fans claim Instagram bosses are making a ‘targeted effort’ to ERASE their accounts [via DailyMail]
- Macklemore Will Return To Australia In February [via Noisy11]
- Tom Petty Death Reports Come Under Scrutiny [via Pitchfork]
- Stormzy freestyles over a Drake beat in the music video for “4PM IN LONDON” [via Consequence of Sound]
- Quavo Reveals He’s Working on a Script for Migos Movie [via Complex Music]
- Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig explains what it’s like to work with Kanye West [via NME]
- BTS Scores Highest-Charting Billboard Hot 100 Hit for a K-Pop Group With ‘DNA’ [via Billboard]
- New Michael Jackson compilation includes Shazam AR [via Music Ally]
- Spotify’s New Playlist Tries To Guess What You Listened To In High School [via Pigoens & Planes]
- Microsoft retires Groove Music service, partners with Spotify [via The Verge]
- As “Despacito” Nears 4 Billion Views, YouTube’s Consumption vs Revenue Gap Widens [via hypebot]
- Snapchat’s Launching a New AR Art Installation Project [via Social Media Today]
- Mediaweek to close print edition at end of the year [via Mumbrella]
- Finally: Apple Offers an iPhone Dongle With a Headphone Jack + Charging Port Combined [via Digital Music News]
- Why the Financial Times is converting text articles to audio [via Digiday]
- Germany’s social media hate speech law is now in effect [via TechCrunch]
- Google eliminates your nifty paywall workaround to appease publishers [via The Next Web]
- Ads with Photoshopped models are being treated as a public health problem in France [via Quartz]
- The four key steps to keeping on top of your emails [via DailyMail]
- These Are The Secrets From “Best Places To Work” Any Company Can Use [via Fast Company]
#LasVegasMassacre, #TomPetty, #SYDatUTA
JADEN JAM: Here’s one for all the designers and font enthusiasts – SNL has poked fun at Avatar’s heinous Papyrus logo in a skit with Ryan Gosling.