Social Media Updates: Instagram Changes Video Player, Google + Adds Photo App

By  Tony Catinella
Account Executive at O’Neill and Associates

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Twitter Shuts Down ISIS Accounts

Twitter suspended 2,000 accounts linked to ISIS this week.

J.M. Berger, a terrorism analyst told  ABC NEWS that 13 of the 16 major ISIS distribution accounts were among those shut down.

Twitter said the accounts were shut down because of an increase in user-generated policy violation reports.

Instagram Changes Video Features

Videos shared to Instagram now play continuously, meaning they start again from the beginning as soon as they finish and can no longer be paused, The Guardian reported.

The new changes will be popular among advertisers who can now earn a higher number of plays for any given video.

Google + Plans to Launch New Photo App

Google + will launch a photo sharing app, which will be called “Streams, Fortune reported.

It will be interesting  to see if the app will can catch on after the Google + platform has yet to measure the success of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

Snapchat’s ‘Discover’ is a Success in First Month

Snapchat’s launch of its new feature ‘Discover,’ is seeing success in its first month.

Discover connects the messaging app’s users to news stories and other media from sources such as CNN, ESPN and Yahoo! News. Techcrunch reported the feature is responsible for driving millions of page views per day to its publishing partners.

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