Thanks 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 October 3 – 9, here’s a breakdown of news from last week on social: 



Events is a new app from Facebook that helps people browse, keep track of, and plan events by the Pages they like, and events they are already connected to. Events is currently only available on iOS in the US.


Updated Accessibility Features

Features receiving an accessibility overhaul include: navigation bars, search tools, photo page, photo lists, and camera roll. Major updates include keyboard navigation options, as well as expanded support for screen readers. 


Open Candidates

Open Candidates is a new feature that enables users to privately signal to recruiters that they are open to new job opportunities, and also to specify the types of opportunities they are open to. This feature is launching in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia, and will be available globally soon. 


Promoted Video Now Available in the UK 

The title says it all.


Disclosure of Paid Promotion

A new feature has been added that enables content creators to disclose their content as being promotional via a simple overlay. This can be applied to new videos, and existing videos without resetting video metrics.


Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Vine 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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