This week in media news, LinkedIn is stepping up their game with a range of new features, while YouTube has brought in a new feature that encourages you to binge watch videos.

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A range of new LinkedIn features has been announced

  • Hubspot has announced LinkedIn now helps users following trending stories. They are rolling out a new section on the platform that features ‘what people are talking about now’
  • The platform is introducing a chatbot that will look at two users’ calendars and suggest appropriate times for them to arrange a meeting
  • Artificial Intelligence smart replies will also be rolling out to LinkedIn’s chat
  • Users will be able to upload native videos directly to your feed from their mobile app
  • And lastly, LinkedIn is introducing a new blog-like publishing platform, which could be a game changer

Source: Hubspot

Facebook will now automatically translate your ads into different languages

  • Facebook’s Dynamic ads will now automatically translate your ads into different languages depending on the user’s viewing preferences and region
  • According to Facebook, “Facebook Dynamic ads automatically show the right products to people who have expressed interest on your website, in your app or elsewhere on the Internet.”

Source: Social Media Today

YouTube announces new video experience

  • YouTube is rolling out an update for iOS users that allows them to swipe forward and backwards between videos
  • You will also be able to partially swipe either right or left to see a sneak peak of videos while the main video continues to play

Source: Social Media Knowledge

Are you using Facebook Pixel?

Source: Hootsuite

Interactive ads are here!

  • Mobile Marketer reports Sony has released a 360 degree interactive ad to advertise the new ‘Escape Room’ movie
  • The 360 degree banner shows a themed room that users can explore by solving puzzles while aiming to escape the room

Source: Mobile Marketer

You can now share what you’re watching on Netflix directly to your Instagram stories

  • Techradar announced that you can now share the shows you are binge-watching directly from the Netflix phone application to your Instagram stories without having to leave the app
  • The feature is currently rolling out on iOS devices only

Source: Techradar