Welcome to the Connected Church News!
This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 4, Jul 22) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
Instagram announced that they are expanding their Subscriptions feature with additional exclusive features for subscribers, including a tab exclusively for subscribers, reels and chat… subscriber chat. You can also now create posts that are exclusive to your subscribers. I found this announcement interesting because this could actually indicate a trend where you and me, as church and ministries, as we look to online tools for community building, this indicates a trend in which that could go. For example, in Instagram today, you can have a post that appears exclusively to your subscribers. Now, could this be post, reels and chats that give an exclusive experience to your church members? Maybe to your followers of your nonprofit in the future? I know Instagram is still experimenting with this, but this could actually bean indication of ‘online community building’ for churches and ministries in the days to come.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 4, July 2022 with source links from Instagram, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Limewire, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: YouTube partners with Shopify adding direct shopping to channels
🗞️ News 2: Instagram expands Subscriptions with exclusive Tab, Reels & Chat
🗞️ News 3: Google launches its Ads Creative Studio globally to all users
🗞️ News 4: Twitter gives users on all devices the ability to Unmention themselves
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Limewire announces its relaunch as a music NFT marketplace
Any questions or thoughts? Please leave them in the comments or DM me on any of the social channels.
Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.