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Instagram tests "Nearby" Stories feed
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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!

Weekly Brief
October 30, 2023

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What's New in Social From the Past Week

Instagram tests "Nearby" Stories feed

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 tests new sticker feature

Instagram is testing the ability to take elements from your own photos and create stickers from it.

Instagram tests Verified Only feed

Instagram is currently testing the option to have Meta Verified accounts only feed.

Instagram adds selfie videos to Notes

The newest update to the Notes feature within Instagram includes the ability to add a selfie video to your note.

Instagram Reminder Ads now available for Stories

Reminder Ads are now available for Stories placement. This will allow businesses to increase visibility.


TikTok tests 15 minute long uploads

TikTok is currently testing out the ability to upload 15 minute long videos.


Threads rolls out polls and GIFs

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.


LinkedIn rolls out new "Top Job" feature

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 hits record numbers

LinkedIn recorded a 12% increase in engagement and a total of 985 total users.

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Upcoming Webinars

November 2 - Social media updates from October. Register here!

November 9 - How to pitch your social media services. Register here!

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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