Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest:
- Facebook to expand video ads to seven countries outside U.S. – Facebook’s video advertising service, featuring 15-second video ads that play automatically, are expanding to a limited group of advertisers in France, Germany, Brazil, Japan, Canada, Australia and Britain (re/code)
- New feature for Facebook iOS, Android apps uses microphones to identify songs, TV shows, movies – Facebook has added a feature to its iOS and Android apps; users can use their microphones to identify songs, television shows, or movies for inclusion in optional, pre-populated status updates (AllFacebook)
- Twitter experiments with a new video-sharing feature – Twitter is experimenting with a new feature that makes it easier to embed, display and play video clips on phones; type #amillionwaystodieinthewest into the Twitter app on an iPhone to see how it works (re/code)
- Twitter brings multiple photo sharing feature to Android app and web – one week ago, Twitter announced that users can share multiple photos in a tweet via the web and Twitter’s Android app (it’s been available on the iPhone app since late March); up to four photos can fit in a single tweet in a collage-like format (NDTV Gadgets)
- Instagram removes automatic sharing of likes, activity to Facebook in iOS app update – the latest update of iOS for Instagram features this change: “Continue sharing your Instagram photos and videos on Facebook. But Instagram likes and activity will no longer be shared on Facebook.” (AllFacebook)
- Pinterest unveils new tech to become more measurable for brands – Pinterest has opened its platform to third-party developers for the first time, opening up a business insights API that will help marketers see how pins are performing (AdAge)
Any social media updates that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.