Weekend Digital Media Round-up: Google’s New ‘Curbside Pick-Up’ Listing, Facebook’s New Messenger Rooms, YouTube’s New Tools for Creators & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • May 15, 2020,
1. Google Adds ‘Curbside Pick-Up’ Notifications on Business Listings to Facilitate Contact-Free Options

Google has added a new ‘Curbside Pick-Up’ listing option for businesses, via both local inventory ads and Google My Business profiles in order to help facilitate contact-free shopping options amid COVID-19. [Source: Social Media Today]

2. Facebook Adds Messenger Rooms for Groups and Events

Facebook has announced that Messenger Rooms that will be available within groups and events, providing another engagement option within smaller audience subsets. The group admins will be able to host video chats for up to 50 people at a time. [Source: Social Media Today]

3. YouTube Launches 4 New Features For Video Creators

YouTube video creators are getting access to new features that will allow them to provide a better experience for viewers. Each of the new features were previewed in the latest edition of the company’s ‘Creator Insider’ videos. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

4. LinkedIn Rolls Out New Updates for Sales Navigator, Including Detailed Link Tracking Insights

LinkedIn has added some new tools to its Sales Navigator platform to help marketers glean more insights into their on-platform efforts and establish stronger connection with potentially interested users. [Source: Social Media Today]

5. Google Chrome to crack down on battery- and data-sucking display ads

Google’s Chrome browser will start blocking resource-heavy ads around the end of August. This move follows other efforts to filter or block certain ads from loading on sites in Chrome based on the Better Ads Standards. [Source: Search Engine Land]

6. Facebook Continues Creating In-Stream Ad Transparency

Facebook is continuing to expand an advertisers’ ability to control where their ads appear. Currently, four tools have been expanded, specific to the in-stream ad placements brands can run on as a placement option. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

7. Pinterest Launches Updated Business Community to Facilitate Connection Between Business Owners

Pinterest has announced the launch of its updated Pinterest Business Community platform, which aims to facilitate discussion about Pinterest tactics, and other business tips, among Pinterest users. [Source: Social Media Today]

8. Google’s Monetization Policies for Publishers & Advertisers

Google’s monetization policies are discussed in the latest instalment of ‘Google Lightning Talks.’ Google’s John Brown explained how the company’s monetization policies are created to meet the needs of publishers and advertisers. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

9. LinkedIn adds polls and live video-based events in a focus on more virtual engagement

LinkedIn is launching a new Polls feature for users to canvas opinions and get feedback; and it’s also launching a new “LinkedIn Virtual Events” tool that lets people create and broadcast video events via its platform. [Source: TechCrunch]

10. Instagram Officially Launches Option to Share Instagram Live Broadcasts to IGTV

Instagram has officially announced that all users can now save the video of their Instagram Live broadcast to IGTV and keep it available for viewing for as long as they choose. [Source: Social Media Today]

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