The big names of social media -- Reddit, Twitter, Facebook and more -- all seem to be going through a period of big announcements and changes as really get into 2015. What can we look forward to? Read on below.
Reddit Allows Embedded Comments
Whether or not this is something we all want, it's happening: Reddit has finally allowed for embedding of their comments on other sites that allow for html embedding.
There's really not much else to say, except to make sure that if you use this you click on the "edit ignore" option so that people can't go editing their comments and trolling you. Enjoy!
Facebook to Release Messenger as a Stand Alone App
Facebook has announced plans to change Messenger into a more standalone app from the main app, and it's likely they'll continue this projectory. What does this mean? Like other chatting apps, particularly in Asia, Facebook will focus on how third parties can build ways for content and information to flow through Messenger. It will be interesting to see how this develops!
Twitter Tests Auto-Play Videos
Like Facebook and Instagram, Twitter is doing some tests to find out if auto-play videos will be tolerated by users. Straight from their report:
“This autoplay video test will apply to Promoted Video ads, videos that users upload through Twitter’s mobile app and clips that are part of its Amplify program, which lets companies like ESPN and the NFL post videos with pre-roll ads, according to a person familiar with the matter. Videos that originate in Vine, Twitter’s company’s six-second-video app, will not play automatically on Twitter as part of this test.”