Periscope: How the Trend List Works

Periscope has published a new change on his new blog is called “Periscope Code”. The new change is about the elements that allow a broadcaster to end up on the list Trending / Trend. That is correct. Periscope has changed the algorithm that matches people who are added to this list.

 

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There are several reasons for this change. One of the reasons is because it was often the same people who were in the suggestion list. Also, it was mostly diffusers which attracted many people in their Lives and Periscope did not associate these suggestions to the language preferences of users.

 

All these reasons are now found in the new version, or at least the improved algorithm of Periscope. If you use Periscope seriously, here are the things that you must consider to eventually appear in the list of suggestions or “Trends”.

  1. It is important that your broadcast is just recently done. Overall, Periscope seeks to enhance the experience of the people that play on a regular basis. However, there are no details on what is considered a recent broadcast. For cons, I imagine there must be a broadcast at least every 24 hours.
  2. Commitment is also one of the factors that could make a person be added to the trend list. So during your broadcasts, you should ask questions, start a conversation and ask that they share your Lives.
  3.  The retention of the audience is also one of the important things. Thus, a distribution that managed to interest some thirty people present to watch for a period of 30 minutes will pass while another distribution that has 10,000 spectators but watched for only a few seconds will not pass.
  4. Periscope seems to seek to transform the trend list in a discovery tool. Even if you have a limited number of people (200 -400) who follow you (followers), you can be part of this list. This is why I consider the new change a great one.
  5. The language a Periscope user selects as his/her preference on the application is a decisive factor to be considered as one people to be proposed in the trend list. I really find this interesting. It is because this means that there is only a slight chance for me to be overwhelmed with distributions that use other languages. This will help me save time and effort which is very nice.

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This approach of Periscope gives more space to broadcasters who are not really known but produce content that are interesting enough to entertain and educate the audience. This makes me like Periscope a lot more.

 

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This live broadcast network appears to be seeking to create a good environment for broadcasters. The number will always be an important part of this network. However, relevance, consistency and regionalization seem to be even more decisive factors. Good job, Periscope. This would really give broadcasters who are striving to be better the help that they mostly need.

The Notifications Arrive on the Web Version of Instagram

You know, Instagram is primarily a mobile application. The Web, obviously, is not a priority for this social network photo and video. But, surprise! Instagram has integrated its online version of notifications on the areas of each user. Everyone can now try this update.

You can find the notifications in the top right of the Web application window. On Instagram’s website, you will see a new drop-down box. This box will display information about how many likes did your post get, the name of the people who started following you, the number of comments you got, and the people who tagged you in their posts. Because of this new update, I can say that Instagram is slowly becoming like Facebook.

 

After logging into instagram.com, you just need to click on the blue circle that has a white heart in the center to see the notifications. When you click a specific notification, it will lead you to the page where you will see which photo of yours was liked or commented by your friend.  You can also click the profile photo or name of the user who interacted with your photo or video. It is very similar to Facebook, right? However, if you want to take or post pictures, you still need to follow the same old way which is using your mobile device.

Many people are already a fan of Instagram because they are able to enhance the quality of their pictures and share it right away with their followers and I believe that they will love it even more now  because the new feature. Also, this new update will surely enhance the presence of Instagram on the Web. Its website will be more useful than before. The pictures look way beautiful when you see them on a bigger screen –   you can clearly see how bright the colors are and the other elements that made the picture really pretty. I understand that Instagram is primarily a mobile application but I just don’t know why it has taken so long for them to make the desktop website much better. It could have been more easy for people to manage their Instagram account right from the very start.

 

This new feature is already a good one but there are some features that I would also like to be added on Instagram. It would be lovely if there is a direct messaging feature on Instagram’s website. Also, I would really appreciate it if we can upload our favorite photos and videos on the web. Sadly, the things that I have mentioned are still exclusive to the application on our phone or tablet. But I can feel that those things will be added soon especially now that we can see how Instagram is slowly developing its popularity on the web. If that would really happen, it would surely make the lives  of Instagram users easy especially the lives of the serious photographers and social media managers.

Facebook Is Moving Forward With The Buttons Reactions

After several months of testing, Facebook has finally presented “Reactions”. The feature that I have mentioned is most likely not totally new to Facebook users because it is just an extension of an existing one. To use them, from a mobile device, simply hold the Like button then long-press. From the web, you can see the reactions when you hover over the Like button. The newly-added animated emojis can now be used to express how they feel.

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Few years ago, Mark Zuckerberg finally made a decision that they should help Facebook users express their feelings in an easy and more effective way. They want to develop emojis that are more expressive than the old ones. They agreed that the new emojis need to actually move and the faces are more animated to deliver the desired emotions accurately. It was then they have created tiny GIFs where the visual details are indeed very communicative.

The new Reactions were initially released to a handful of countries to see if it is really going to be helpful or not. Months after, Facebook made them available to all the countries in the world after making sure that it will enhance the experience of the users. So, it was no surprise to them that many people welcomed the new feature warmly. Among the animated emojis, they have found out that the Love emoji is the most commonly used by users worldwide.

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Today, Emoji reactions help Facebook users better define their mood when someone posts a status update. There are six animated emojis available to use – Like, Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, and Angry. The Like emoji shows a moving thumbs up. The second emoji which is Love shows a beating heart. For Haha emoji, a squinty-eyed emoji tilt its head back in a fit of laughter is shown. When you use the Wow emoji, you can see the yellow face tilts upwards. While the Angry emoji shows a red, pouting face and the eyebrows are noticeably more alive.

Are you wondering why Facebook made such a decision which is adding more expressive emojis? It is because they received a lot of requests from users around the world to add a Dislike button. Facebook users find it very hard to express sympathy when someone posts something very sad. It was very hard for the Facebook team to deal with such problem. They didn’t want to add a Dislike button because in their opinion it would only let users criticize each other. To them, it will destroy the objective of their company. It would be very ugly to see people abusing the Dislike button just to hurt someone’s feelings.

In my opinion, the newly-added animated “Reactions” is definitely one of the greatest improvements on Facebook. It definitely made the lives of the Facebook users more easy. It is not important anymore for them to spend time constructing sentences to comment on a status update. The only thing that they need to do is just long-press or hover over the button and then they would automatically let the certain person know how they exactly feel about it.

Facebook: how to validate your local business page

In recent months, local businesses can check their Facebook Page . This action helps to certify that it is the company’s official page on Facebook and validating your page is the best way to do it. At the end of this article, you’ll know how to validate your page in just easy steps.

 

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It is not necessary to be a great company and have several outlets for access to the Facebook Pages verification system. In principle, any local business that has a Facebook Page is able to validate its space.

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Once your Facebook page will be validated, you will get a gray badge. In fact, there are two types of buttons. The blue badge is used for personalities, brands and authentic profiles.

For its part, the gray card is used for business Facebook Pages or organizations that have been authenticated. If you own a local business, so you get a gray badge.

Two validation methods

Validation can be done in two ways. You can use the phone number of the listed company or to send an official document to Facebook as a telephone bill. The simplest and quickest method is to use the company’s telephone number.
When using the telephone method, be sure to be close to your business phone. Facebook immediately call you as you press the button. Suffice it to note the four-digit code that the robot will call you. Then enter the code in the box reserved for this purpose.

If you have an automated phone system, you may need to use the method of sending an official document to Facebook.

What are the benefits to validate / authenticate your Facebook page?

According to Facebook, the authentication of a page offers three main benefits.

  • Authenticated Pages will be better ranked on the search engine of Facebook.
  • The badge allows subscribers of the page to be sure that they visit the authenticated area of ​​the business or organization.
  • Authenticated Pages will have quicker access to certain features.

How to validate your Facebook page

  • First, go to the Settings of your page.

  • On the left pane, select “General”.
  • Then, in the right pane, choose “Check page.” This option should indicate that the page is not verified.

 

  • Press the link is called “Edit”. A link that is called “Check this page” should appear. Select this link.
  • It is at this stage that you must select the phone or with validation documents.
  • If you chose the phone, enter your business phone number and press “Call Me Now”.

 

  • It will do more than enter the code.
  • After entering the code, press “Continue”.

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  • That is, your Page has been authenticated.

If instead you decided to validate your page with a document, you have to wait for Facebook turns your four-digit code that will allow you to validate your page.

 

This is pretty much it. Using the procedure by telephone, the procedure takes only a few minutes. So have you signed the Facebook page for your local business? Is the procedure went well? You can find further details on the validation of Facebook Pages here  or send me a message if you got questions. Enjoy your day 🙂

 

Instagram: Square Photo is over, new Era is here!

Since it was launch in 2010, Instagram imposed its users a square picture format. That era is now over. The new version 7.5 of Instagram for Android and iPhone no longer impose this constraint. The version can also let you turn on notifications where you will get notified if your friends are posting photos on their Instagram account. Web version has a new update, too. At the end of this article, you’ll learn how you can change the portrait of your photo; turn on notifications where you can be notified once your friend publishes a new photo.

A new feature on Instagram allows you to get notifications when your friends publish new photos. This feature, which is called Notifications publications manually activates the accounts you wish to take more tightly or keeps you updated every now and then.

Once you have enabled notifications publications on your Instagram account, you will be notified as soon as that person will publish a photo. This feature will interest those who wish to take on behalf of their organization or company for their personal account.

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For this part, the average user can use Notifications publications to follow his best friends and react as soon as a publication appears on Instagram, or follow celebrities and be updated. Learn how to do it in a quick and easy step.

How to enable Notifications publications;

On Instagram, visit the profile where you want to enable the Notifications of Publications. –> In the upper right corner of the screen, press the Menu key or the vertical –> in the menu that appears, select Enable notifications of Publications to complete the settings.

Note that you can disable these notifications at any time. One quick advice, do not abuse this feature because you may find yourself inundated with pictures of publications 😉

The new Instagram Web version is more spacious for pictures

Instagram revamps its Web interface. The new interface has more refined and Instagram offers a more prominent place for pictures.

Instagram users no longer have the blue band and the carousel pictures which was displayed in the upper part. Now, this is the profile photo, bio and information on the number of publications, subscribers and subscriptions that occupy this space.

You can now also view your friend’s photo in a wide screen, see photos clearly and just like Instagram on mobile phones, you can also comment what you feel about the photo.

Just like Instagram in Mobile devices, user’s photos appear just below this information. As they are now spread over three columns instead of five, and the photos are larger.

We feel overwhelmed by the pictures and the new design of Instagram on its Web version. You can also search users or pages via (hashtag) username. In the mobile web version the new design was adopted just like the photo above.

Easy steps for the Notifications publications, right? Turn it on now and receive notifications when someone you like or someone who’s close to you publishes photos.

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Mass Planner: Instagram Update

Are you familiar with Facebook’s Contact Members Module? Which allows you to extract members from a group and add them as a friend or lets you send messages even if you are not connected, yet? If so, then I have good news for you. Contact Members Module is already in Instagram.

September 02, 2015, Mass Planner released updates. One of the update is adding the Instagram Direct Messaging. With this update, you can now use Direct Messaging in Mass Planner with less hassle. This update makes Mass Planner users feels so excited.

Say thank you to your followers or let your friends be updated where you are. Learn how it works by reading the article completely.

To begin with, go to your Tools tab.

  • Click and Select Contact tab.
  • Sub-tab Extract Members: This allows you to extract members or your followers in your account.
  • Once members or your followers have been extracted, go to Use Members
  • Extracted number of members will be shown on the same tab.

Note: Extracted Members will be sent directly to Use Members tab.

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Extracted Members will be shown under Members List in sub-tab Use Members. From there, you can select the users you want to send message with and just to avoid, since you have virus for now. Anyhow, scroll down a bit and you’ll see there the settings to Send Message in Instagram using Mass Planner.

Send Messages: This one allows you send message to all those selected members.

  • Enter the text you want to send. Note that Multi-level spin syntax is allowed here.
  • You can also use the following tokens: Full Name, First Name, Last Name and Group Name, to be included in your message. But those tokens will be replaced by member’s information.
  • After which, click the word Photos or the camera icon to attach a photo.
  • When done, just click Send and it will be automatically sent in the Post Lists tab.

Note:   You have the option to remove the selected members from your list after the Send Button appears.

  • You can also ignore members who already receive the message you sent.

Send Messages Settings: In this tab you will see the following;

  • Wait between certain number of minutes before each new operation – which means after each message that has been successfully sent, you will wait for a certain period of time till the next message will be sent.
  • Process a maximum of number of members per day
  • When you’re done with the settings, click Start Sending Messages to perform operations.

Note: You can also see there the Pending Send Message and the Results. Once it will be sent successfully, it will appear in Results row. You’ll see there the sent date and time of the message, the Name who you sent the message with, the message itself, and some actions on the other side of the row.

So, that’s pretty much it. With the help of Mass Planner, you can now send Direct Message in your Instagram. Even if this helps you lessen your work in sending message manually, you need to utilize this tool since this is automated. You can use Mass Planner default settings, especially the time interval of each new operation.

Facebook: Photo Editor and Messenger Update

Facebook is updating every now and then. Well, technology is.  But do you know what the updates are? I bet some of you don’t know yet. Let me share some updates that will surely make you excited.

First is the instant Photo Editor.  Many people are using photo editor especially when they have to upload it on their Social Media Account. Some uses Photoshop to crop photo, to add text, to put stickers or even putting filters. This one’s a good news.  You can now edit your photo using Facebook Web. Yes, you’ve read it right! The editor tool that was based on the iOS is already available in the Web version of Facebook.

Second, Facebook Messenger is already on Web version. Update your friends using the Web version of Messenger, keep them updated even if you’re using your PC or laptop.

At the end of this article, you’ll learn how the new Facebook update works.

Upload a photo in your Facebook Profile ; Hover your mouse over the thumbnail of your picture. –> You will find a new icon named “Edit Photo”, click the brush Icon.

Clicking on the brush icon will take you to the new Web photo editor from Facebook.

Once you have accessed the photo editor, you have the option to add filters, to add text and change text font, stickers and crop your photos. The tools available on the web version are identical to those you already find on the iOS version. So it’s like you’re still using your mobile device when editing.

 

With this photo editor being applied on Web, Facebook addresses a significant gap in its hosting service.  And I think people will love this as this can be less hassle. You can already edit photos before posting it. Who wouldn’t love this new update?

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Facebook messenger is already on its Web Version.  This instant messaging in Facebook is available in all languages and all regions.  Learn how to get it so you can use it.

The application is similar to the one you find on your Facebook mobile. You can add your photos, publications, stickers and make VOIP calls. But with regard to sending audio messages, it’s impossible to do so. And third-party applications accessible mobility is not present on the Web Version.

There is also a notification system that alerts you when you receive a new message. To activate it, go to settings and click “Turn on desktop notification”.

You also have the option to Report a Problem, check the Policies, and view Facebook TOS. Everything is all the same with Facebook Messenger mobile app.

Quite an update! But surely, this one is so cool. Get the Facebook Messenger and edit your photos on the Web, now! You will find the web version of messenger here: https://messenger.com .

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Mass Planner: Instagram Direct Messaging Update

Are you familiar with Facebook’s Contact Members Module? Which allows you to extract members from a group and add them as a friend or lets you send messages even if you are not connected, yet? If so, then I have good news for you. Contact Members Module is already in Instagram.

September 02, 2015, Mass Planner released updates. One of the update is adding the Instagram Direct Messaging. With this update, you can now use Direct Messaging in Mass Planner with less hassle. This update makes Mass Planner users feel so excited.

Say thank you to your followers or let your friends be updated wherever you are. Learn how it works by reading the article completely.

To begin with, go to your Tools tab.

  • Click and Select Contact tab.
  • Sub-tab Extract Members: This allows you to extract members or your followers in your account.
  • Once members or your followers have been extracted, go to Use Members
  • Extracted number of members will be shown on the same tab.

Note: Extracted Members will be sent directly to Use Members tab.

Extracted Members will be shown under Members List in sub-tab Use Members. From there, you can select the users you want to send message with and just to avoid, since you have virus for now. Anyhow, scroll down a bit and you’ll see there the settings to Send Message in Instagram using Mass Planner.

Send Messages: This one allows you to send messages to all those selected members.

  • Enter the text you want to send. Note that Multi-level spin syntax is allowed here.
  • You can also use the following tokens: Full Name, First Name, Last Name and Group Name, to be included in your message. But those tokens will be replaced by member’s information.
  • After which, click the word Photos or the camera icon to attach a photo.
  • When done, just click Send and it will be automatically sent in the Post Lists tab.

Note:   You have the option to remove the selected members from your list after the Send Button appears.

  • You can also ignore members who already received the message you sent.

Send Messages Settings: In this tab you will see the following;

  • Wait between certain number of minutes before each new operation – which means after each message that has been successfully sent, you will wait for a certain period of time till the next message will be sent.
  • Process a maximum of number of members per day
  • When you’re done with the settings, click Start Sending Messages to perform operations.

Note: You can also see there the Pending Send Message and the Results. Once it will be sent successfully, it will appear in Results row. You’ll see there the sent date and time of the message, the Name whom you sent the message with, the message itself, and some actions on the other side of the row.

So, that’s pretty much it. With the help of Mass Planner, you can now send Direct Message in your Instagram. Even if this helps you lessen your work in sending message manually, you need to utilize this tool since this is automated. You can use Mass Planner default settings, especially the time interval of each new operation.

How to disable Twitter notifications

The web version of Twitter allows you to be notified when you receive a private message (Direct Message). Web notifications appear in the top right corner of the screen. Did you know that you can disable these notifications? Yes, you’ve read it right! You can disable these notifications temporarily/permanently.

Several sites have long used this web notification system. Although the disabling this type of notification is simple, it can be nebulous for some users. But this time, it will not be complicated as what you think.

The only problem is that Web notifications are not managed from the settings on your Twitter profile, but the parameters of the browser you are using.

Here is a quick tutorial that will show you how to allow the notifications of private messages, temporarily suspend these notifications and how to cancel the notifications. Note that this tutorial concerns with two different browsers, Chrome and Firefox.

How to subscribe to notifications of private messages Web:

 On Chrome or Firefox, please visit the web version of Twitter. We’ll perform the first step on your twitter profile.

Press the Messages icon –> in the pop up window of private messages; click the button showing the word Yes. –> This button is in the upper part of the private message window. That is located in the right side of the message “Would you like to receive notifications on your desktop computer to your messages?”.

  • On Chrome, you must confirm your choice by clicking the Allow

  • On Firefox, press the button that says View for this session and instead select Always show notifications.

That is the choice you must select, so your Web browser will notify you when you receive a private message.

How to temporarily suspend Web notifications: It is not possible that you desire not remove Web notifications, but rather suspend them temporarily.

Now on Chrome and Firefox, press the padlock icon that appears on the left of the URL bar à after which, a window will appear.

  • On Chrome, click on the Notifications link and in the list; select Always block this site.
  • On Firefox, select the Allow button and choose Block.

To turn on notifications, press again the padlock icon and select Allow.

How to permanently delete the Web notifications of private messages:

 

 Go to your Twitter profile and press the padlock icon that appears on the left side of the URL bar.

  • On Chrome, click on the Notifications link and in the list, select Use the global default setting.
  • On Firefox, select the button that says Allow or Block and instead choose Always ask.

In this part, notifications will be disabled permanently. However, the next time you turn on the notifications for your Messages which is in the web version of Twitter, the message prompting you to enable notifications will be present.

Remember that, you can use this technique to all websites that send you notifications via Web browser. Just make sure you know the drill. Now, you already know how to disable your Web notifications (may it be temporary or permanent).

How to add Facebook Page Call To Action button

Do you ever wonder how Call to Action button appears on some pages? Wonder how page owners put the Call to Action button in some of the Facebook Pages that you’re following? Here are some simple steps on how to create it. At the end of this article, you’ll have your Call to Action button work.

First, click Create Call to Action button so you will be routed to a pop up page where you can choose a kind of button, input a website and set up a link to an App.

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Now that you are in a pop up window, choose a Button to be appeared on your page. There are a lot of options there. You can choose different call action button such as; Book now, Contact us, Use App, Play Game, Shop Now, Sign Up, and Watch Video. It depends on what Category of your page. In my page, I chose Contact Us.

Next, enter a link where you want to take the people to be directed whenever they click the Call to Action button.

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After which, you have the option to set up a link to an app where you can choose to send the people who clicks the button. For iOS and Android, you have the option to choose either Website or App. Check different settings below.

For iOS; you have to enter the App Link to send people to a specific place inside your app, such as product page. And the Website or App Store link must be filled to send people who don’t have your app will be sent there.

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For Android; the App links must be filled just like iOS, so people will be sent to a specific place inside your app, such as product page.

Package Name must be entered too. And also, Website or Play Store Link must be filled too, because people who don’t have your app will be sent there.

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After setting everything up, click Create and refresh your Page.  Call to Action button will appear.

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You have many options to make after you’ve created the call to Action Button.  You can try the link that has been set up; just click the Go to Link. You can promote the page, View Insights, Edit call to action or even delete it so you can make a new one.

Edit Call to Action

 

Once everything is all set, this is how your page will look like.

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This is the easiest and simplest way to add a Call to Action button. By this, you can promote your Facebook page, website and especially the products that you have. Let them use your product and provide them the simplest way to have it installed, or played. Not only this is the simplest way to promote, but this at the same time the quickest way to direct your customers who are facebook users and viewers to purchase and keep them the updates of your products since Facebook nowadays is a very effective and convenient way to channel your business to your potential customers. Keep them updated with your product by contacting you using the Call to Action button.