Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google’s ‘Qaya’ App, Instagram’s ‘Profile Embed’ Feature, Snapchat’ Story Studio’ App & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • December 17, 2021,

1.Google Launches New ‘Qaya’ App to Facilitate Monetization for Creators

Google has launched a new app designed to help creators monetize their online presence, with direct links to a digital storefront where they can sell products and services. [Source: Social Media Today]

2. Instagram Now Lets You Embed A Miniature Version Of Your Profile Into A Website

Instagram is rolling out a new “Profile Embed” feature that allows users to embed a miniature version of their profile into a website. [Source: Tech Crunch]

3. Snapchat Launches New’ Story Studio’ App to Better Facilitate Video Content Creation

Snapchat has launched a new ‘Story Studio’ app to selected users, which provides a simplified, streamlined means to create more complex vertical videos. [Source: Social Media Today]

4. Google Ads Allows Stock Photos For Image Extensions

Google Ads is relaxing its policy on using stock photos in image extensions, meaning you’re no longer required to source your visuals. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

5. Twitter Adds Auto Captions for All Video Uploads in Tweets

Twitter has announced that all videos uploaded within tweets will have auto-captions enabled, providing more ways for users to consume video content in the app. [Source: Social Media Today]

6. Google Review Snippets Rich Results Report Updated

Google has updated the review snippets rich results report within Google Search Console. [Source: Search Engine Land]

7. Meta Opens Up Simplified AR Creation Tools to More Users

Meta’s looking to encourage more creators into the AR ecosystem by opening its Spark AR Go app in closed beta. [Source: Social Media Today]

8. Google Search Launches Enhanced Autocomplete With Second Column

Google has officially launched a new enhanced autocomplete search suggestion, including a second column showing additional search predictions. [Source: Search Engine Land]

9. Pinterest Adds Option to Reply to a Comment with an Idea Pin

Pinterest has announced that users can reply to Pin comments with an Idea Pin video, providing similar functionality. [Source: Social Media Today]

10. YouTube To Automatically Link To Places Mentioned In Videos

YouTube is launching a new link format within the video description box that provides “an easy and visual way for viewers to learn about locations mentioned” in the video. [Source: Search Engine Land]


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