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1. Public applications for Super Follows and Ticketed Spaces are open to the public
They’ve talked about it for a while, but the public is now able to submit their applications for Ticketed Spaces and Super Follows. From Twitter:
With Ticketed Spaces, you can:
- Monetize your audience
- Host a more intimate conversation
- Easily promote your Spaces
With Super Follows, you can:
- Earn monthly revenue
- Take your relationship to the next level
- Customize what you offer and the monthly price
2. Twitter has launched sharing of Tweets to Instagram Stories for iOS
That’s right. iOS users can now share tweets directly to Instagram stories. Apparently, you can’t yet link back to your Tweet, which may be a problem for users who want to drive traffic to their Twitter account. We’ll see how this shakes out.
3. Instagram is testing new content recommendations
This is interesting, and could have a significant impact on reach for some creators. From The Verge:
Instagram says reception to its “suggested posts” feature has been so positive that it’s launching a new test: this time, suggested posts will be mixed throughout your primary feed, sometimes ahead of photos and videos from people you follow.
The company is testing new controls, too, that’ll allow users to add specific topics as an interest for their suggested posts, as well as the ability to snooze the recommendations for 30 days to hide them from the feed entirely. (You can see what that looks like below.) The feature, which launched last year, has so far offered additional content only after you’ve seen everything the people you follow have shared. This new test will come to a “small number” of users.
4. Instagram has confirmed that the ability to post from desktop is in the works
Instagram has been a holdout for posting from the laptop, opting to keep the entire experience mobile. However, it looks like that’s about to change. They confirmed the test to TechCrunch:
“We know that many people access Instagram from their computer,” an Instagram spokesperson said. “To improve that experience, we’re now testing the ability to create a Feed post on Instagram with their desktop browser.”
5. Are Reels coming to Facebook?
It looks like Facebook is testing dedicated Reels space on their platform.
This is probably another attempt to catch up to TikTok. Do we want Reels in Facebook too?
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