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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 1, Aug 22) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.

Instagram announces that all new videos posts will be shared as Reels: Connected Church News

Instagram continues to focus on Reels. Last week, they made multiple announcements related to Reels.The biggest of them is when you upload any video that is 15-minutes or less in duration, it will be shared as a Reel. So you don’t have to upload it as a Reel. It will automatically be shared as a Real. Something to keep in mind when you share ministry videos, or promo videos, or announcement videos that are less than 15 minutes long. Apart from that, Instagram is also continuing to make the Remix feature better.Now they have announced that you can Remix photos, you can remix using different layouts like Picture-in-Picture, etc. They also say that you can now use templates. Templates have been in testing for a while,but now looks like they are rolling out templates widely and you can discover templates. These are ways to easily create Reels on Instagram and Reels are one of the top content types on Instagram. I highly recommend you pass this information on to your social media team

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, August 2022 with source links from Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, LinkedIn, Crypto, Web3.

🗞️ News 1: LinkedIn launches native carousel post options with images & videos

Source: LinkedIn

🗞️ News 2: Facebook splits newsfeed to showcase new & existing network posts

Source: Facebook

🗞️ News 3: TikTok releases new caption & translation tools with multiple languages

Source: TikTok

🗞️ News 4: Instagram announces that all new videos posts will be shared as Reels

Source: Instagram

🗞️ News 5: [Web3] US firms up its Crypto-regulation plans with CFTC restructuring

Source: Brookings | Decrypto

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