February social updates.
Despite being the shortest month of the year, February was packed full of social updates and exciting new-feature announcements. We’ve rounded up all the updates – big and small – to ensure you don’t miss a thing.
Instagram users can now select up to 10 total photos and videos from their camera rolls to be shown together in one post. In other words, you can now turn individual posts into photo albums. Instagram’s 400 million daily active users should get ready for an even more crowded feed.
Snap Inc. files for IPO.
Snapchat, or umm, Snap Inc., lifted the veil on its highly anticipated initial public offering this month. Today, Snap Inc. is coming out on the NYSE in the biggest US tech IPO in years. Shares are going for $17 a pop.
Facebook messenger adds foreign money transfers via TransferWise.
A new bot released on Facebook Messenger lets users send money to and from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Europe. The app boasts that it allows transfers without the usual fees charged by banks or hidden in exchange rates. Is this the beginning of Facebook’s foray into the financial world? Time will tell.
Black History Month gets a warm welcome on Twitter.
Blackbirds, Twitter’s black employee resource group, launched a chatbot for Black History Month to provide users with community-focused facts, information, and support. To chat with the bot, all users had to do was direct message @Blackbirds and then choose from one of four preset categories: Today in #BlackHistory, #ForTheCause, #SelfCare, or #ForTheCulture.
LinkedIn’s Project Sangam.
Project Sangam is a cloud-based initiative to educate jobseekers and help them find better opportunities in India. Perhaps more monumental, it’s the first “official” coming together of Microsoft and LinkedIn. Once enrolled, users will have access to training and tutorials based on their preferred job sector.
What do you think of this month’s social updates? Did we miss anything? Tweet us and let us know. And be sure to look out for our March roundup next month.