Social Media News: Twitter Increases Character Limit in DMs
Twitter announced recently that the previous 140 character limit for Direct Messages is now a 10,000 character limit. Users also can now opt in to receive direct messages from anyone. Twitter is making these changes to compete with private communication apps like Snapchat.
Direct Messages can be used by companies to receive feedback or questions from customers. Previously, a user had to follow an account to receive a direct message from it; now, businesses can forgo the follow request. The character limit extension allows businesses to provide customer support on Twitter without worrying about having to send multiple messages or making odd abbreviations, as typically was the case before.
Social Media Tip of the Month:Shoot Square Photos
Instagram accounts rely on good content and high quality images to get followers. Most cameras automatically capture rectangular pictures that need to be cropped to fit Instagrams signature square image requirements. To change this setting on your iPhone or Samsung phone, open your camera app, choose settings and select picture size. The aspect ratio that you should choose is 1:1.
Social Media Platform of the Month: Wanelo
Wanelo is a social shopping platform that is similar to Pinterest. The biggest difference is that it is convenient to purchase items on this site. The name of the platform is a combination of the words want, need and love. It offers products from major brands, online retailers and independent producers.
Since this is a social shopping platform, you are able to connect with other users, make wishlists and find items that your friends have on their wishlists. It also has a trending page in which popular products are featured.
Store pages on Wanelo are created indirectly through the activity of people. To automatically create a page for your store, join Wanelo and post products from your website. Any Wanelo user can post the stores products on the site and follow the store page.
In addition, users can save products to wishlists or buy products immediately. The price and description of a product is listed when you click on the product.