MAJOR FEATURE REMOVED FROM SNAPCHAT – WEEKLY SOCIAL WRAP-UP

Weekly Social Wrap-Up is our update on the most tender, juiciest, leanest cut of news happening in the social media world. Today, we look at new Instagram features, Facebook unified inboxes, and the future in Mixed Reality.

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Pinterest Launches Rotating Showcase
Pinterest announced several updates to its business profiles including a new rotating showcase that sits right at the top of your profile and is the first thing people see. The showcase offers a way for brands to introduce themselves and craft the story of their business. How Pinteresting!
 

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Facebook Wants To Help You Find Free Wi-Fi
Facebook is selectively rolling out a new feature within its mobile app that pinpoints local free Wi-Fi hot spots. The “Find Wi-Fi” function can be found via the menu options in the Facebook app. The platform will then prompt you to set your location access for the app to “always.” The feature essentially lists free and public Wi-Fi locations, and highlights them on a map, providing you directions to your chosen place, but for now, the feature has only been spotted on the Facebook app for iOS. It’s like Pokemon GO for Wi-Fi!
 

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Snapchat shuts down Story Explorer feature in Live Stories
A year after introducing Story Explorer as a way for people to view the events documented in Live Stories from many different angles, Snapchat is narrowing its aperture and has removed it from its Live Stories. The discontinued feature may be as much a victim of its own tangled user experience as of Snapchat’s heightened editorial efforts around Live Stories. Find out why!
 

OUR TAKE:
With the removal of their Story Explorer feature, it’s clear that Snapchat bit off a little more than it could chew, which may be a loss for them and their users for now, but they may be better off with what they have at the moment!

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