Last Week on Social - August21

Thanks again for checking out Last Week on Social, the blog series dedicated to providing a simple way to stay on top of the latest news and announcements from each of the major social media networks.

Every week, we round-up the latest updates from Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Twitter, Vine, YouTube, and others that may impact the way you use social media networks for your business.

For the period of August 15 – 21, here’s a breakdown of news from last week on social:


Event Channels on Explore

Users can now experience events as they happen with a new video channel on Explore. Currently this feature is only available in the U.S., but will be launching globally soon.


Promoted Video

Promoted video is an inevitable update following the launch of a native video player on the platform.

Messaging Updates

Users can now send friends Pins and invites even if they aren’t following each other. Also, search has been improved to make it easier for users to find people they know.

Cross-App Sharing

Users can now send Pins, boards, and profiles to friends across Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and text message.

Home Feed Fine Tuning

‘Picked For You’ recommendations can now be turned off in settings so user feeds only display content from their curated Pinners.


Quality of Life Updates

In the coming days, users will be able to limit notifications they receive to only the people they follow. Also, a quality filter is being introduced to improve the quality of content users see. This will not filter content from people users follow, or accounts that have recently been interacted with.


Facebook, LinkedIn, Vine, and YouTube had quiet news weeks with no announcements worth reporting.

As always, if we’ve missed something, please feel free to bring it to our attention in the comments.

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