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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Sep 2022) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Snapchat has announced that they are releasing new tools and features to increase engagement, including question sticker for stories similar to Instagram. They also announced the Chat shortcuts feature. They’ve added new widget tools for Apple iOS 16. That version of Apple iOS has been getting great reviews from Apple users, so they are adding widgets for that. But the bigger news I wanted to bring to your notice is Snapchat for Web. The web version is now opened up for all users, not just Snapchat Premium users. Earlier it was available only to Snapchat Plus users, but now it’s opened up for all users, which means more of your audience are going to be using Snapchat because it’s on desktop. And more importantly, as a nonprofit or ministry, you and your team can use Snapchat on your desktop as well. So definitely a news worth passing on to your social media team.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, September 2022 with source links from TikTok, Facebook, Google, Snapchat, Metaverse, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: Facebook launches ‘Community Chats’, merging Groups & Messenger
🗞️ News 2: Google upgrades Ads Manage assets & releases vertical video-ad tools
🗞️ News 3: TikTok releases ‘TikTok Now’ with daily prompts similar to BeReal app
🗞️ News 4: Snapchat announces new tools & opens up ‘Snapchat for Web’ to all users
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Chipotle’s new dish in Metaverse & impact of The Ethereum Merge
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.