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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 1, Oct 2022) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
We have two news items related to short form videos which is the number one form of content on social media right now. First is from YouTube. YouTube Shorts now gets a new feature called Voiceovers. Voiceover has been one of the big features in platforms like TikTok. And now YouTube says that they are bringing it to their platform so next time you create a YouTube shorts you can add your voiceover whichmeans you can actually shoot something and you can narrate it behind the scenes.There are lots of ways it can help you create content. For example, you can show a Bible verse and you can talk about the verse in the background, things like that. You can innovate and be creative with it. The second news item related to short form videos is from Instagram. Instagram stories which earlier used to be chopped off if you uploaded a 60 second story then it will be chopped into 15 second clips. Now that is not going to happen. Instagram says it will leave it as such as a 1 minute video clip.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, October 2022 with source links from WhatsApp, Meta, Netflix, YouTube, NFT, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: YouTube Shorts gets Voiceover; Instagram won’t clip 1-min long Stories
🗞️ News 2: WhatsApp launches Call Links feature for both Audio & Video chats
🗞️ News 3: Meta makes it easier to switch between Facebook & Instagram Accounts
🗞️ News 4: Netflix announces ‘Game Handles’ feature to grow in-app social gaming
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] The 255-year old, Christie’s, launches its NFT Auction Platform
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.