Weekend Digital Media Round-up: Google’s new GMB Agency Dashboard, Facebook’s boost for marketplace posts, Apple’s AI phone and more..

By Logicserve News Desk

  • June 8, 2018,
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  1. Google Launches New Agencies Dashboard to Help Manage Google My Business Listings

Google has launched a new Agencies Dashboard which will help agencies manage multiple Google My Business listings from one place. The new tool will make it easier for agencies to take control of their clients’ Google listings, and ensure the listed information is correct. [Source: Social Media Today]

  1. Facebook Provides New Option to Boost Marketplace Posts, and Marketplace Ads for Businesses

Facebook will now allow users to boost their Facebook Marketplace listings, while also enabling businesses to advertise within Marketplace, as part of its first push to monetize the option. [Source: Social Media Today]

  1. Google Posts testing different design and functional treatments in the search results

Google is testing new variations of how it shows Google Posts from local businesses in the search results. [Source: Search Engine Land]

  1. Major Facebook Update – Trending Section On The Platform Is Now Discontinued

Facebook has been lately introducing many changes on the platform. One trending story in this wave change is about the ‘Trending News’ section which will be discontinued soon. [Source: Logicserve Digital]

  1. Pinterest Adds New Larger Video Ad Format to Drive Better Response

As with most social platforms, Pinterest is seeing great audience response to video content. The company is launching a test of a new video ad format – max width video ads. [Source: Social Media Today]


  1. Google Posts adds products and offers

Google announced that within Google My Business, two new Google Posts categories are available. Now, in addition to using Google Posts to tell people what’s new at your business or about upcoming events, you can also post about new offers and new products that you want to highlight. [Source: Search Engine Land]

  1. Facebook Adds New Music Options for Videos, Including ‘Lip Synch Live’

Earlier this year, Facebook announced a range of music licensing deals with a view to enabling users to add popular songs to their posts (particularly videos) without fear of copyright infringement. Now we’re seeing the first instances of these new options, with Facebook making it easier to add music to your uploaded videos, and launching a ‘Lip Synch Live’ feature for Facebook Live, through which you can mime along to all your favorite tracks. [Source: Social Media Today]

  1. LinkedIn Teams Up With Bing Maps to Show Commute Times on Job Postings

A new feature available on LinkedIn sees the professional network team up with Bing Maps to provide users with information about commute times. Using the mobile app, LinkedIn users can now see what their commute time would be when viewing job postings. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

  1. Apple introduces the AI phone

At Apple’s WWDC 2018, the company announced what may be its most important operating system update to date with the introduction of iOS 12. Through a series of Siri enhancements and features, Apple is turning its iPhone into a highly personalized device, powered by its Siri AI. [Source: TechCrunch]

  1. Instagram May Let Users Post Hour-Long Videos

Instagram is reportedly preparing to launch a feature that will allow users to publish long-form video content. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

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