Instagram tests "Nearby" Stories feed
Check out this week's HeyOrca Brief! In this issue, we cover updates from Instagram, TikTok, Threads and LinkedIn along with trending audio, upcoming webinars and more!
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What's New in Social From the Past Week
Instagram is currently testing a new "Nearby" Story feed where you will be able to see public user or business content in your area.
Instagram is testing the ability to take elements from your own photos and create stickers from it.
Instagram is currently testing the option to have Meta Verified accounts only feed.
The newest update to the Notes feature within Instagram includes the ability to add a selfie video to your note.
Reminder Ads are now available for Stories placement. This will allow businesses to increase visibility.
TikTok is currently testing out the ability to upload 15 minute long videos.
Threads is on a roll right now adding new features left and right! The app just released more ways to engage including polls and GIFs.
This new feature is only available to LinkedIn premium users. These users will be able to mark 3 jobs per month their "Top Choice". This will then send the recruiters for the role an alert.
LinkedIn recorded a 12% increase in engagement and a total of 985 total users.
This Week's Trending Audio
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Social Media Holidays for the Months of October & November
October 31 – Halloween
November 1 - World Vegan Day / First Day of Movember
November 2 - Day of the Dead / All Souls' Day
November 5 - Bonfire Night (UK)
November 11 - Veteran's Day / Remembrance Day / Singles' Day
November 13 - World Kindness Day
November 17 - National Take a Hike Day (US)
November 19 - International Men's Day
November 20 - Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 21 - World Entrepreneur Day
November 23 - Thanksgiving (US)
November 24 - Black Friday / Native American Heritage Day
November 25 - Small Business Saturday
November 27 - Cyber Monday
November 28 -Giving Tuesday
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What's New From The Pod
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