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There is not that much news about at the moment.  The main social media websites are full of trends and predictions for the forthcoming year, however, we do have new developments on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Are you looking to become more productive in 2019?  If so, then check out this week's tool of the week, which is one of the best task managers/to-do list apps that I have used in a long time.

NEW REPORT LOOKS AT OPTIMAL FACEBOOK POSTING PRACTICES FOR 2019

In this latest article from Buzzsumo, it is interesting to see what types of posts are now working best.  A video is by far the best, at 2-3 mins, followed by questions.  Read more here. 

 

LINKEDIN IMPROVE HELP LISTINGS BY ADDING CONTEXTUAL PROMPTS

LinkedIn has updated its Help Center tools to make them more contextually relevant, enabling users to connect with the right assistance faster and without having to go into a separate section of the platform. Read the article here. 

GOOGLE OUTLINE THE LAUNCH OF GOOGLE LENS

Visual search is a key trend of the future and one which is likely to change the way we discover and purchase relevant products. Snapchat's been talking about this for years, Pinterest is developing its visual search capacity, and Facebook too is working on image-based solutions to help users find exactly what they're after. But no platform has more invested in search than Google, which is why the development of its visual search tools is so important.

 

INSTAGRAM ADDS NEW MUSIC SHARING OPTION

Facebook has found yet another way to utilize it's music licensing agreements, with a new Instagram Stories option that enables users to share songs with friends via the question sticker.

 

TWITTER HAS A NEW TOGGLE BUTTON CALLED "SPARKLE"

This is excellent news and it is now available for all users.  Click on the new sparkle button on the top right on iOS to see your latest tweets.  #LoveThis!

 

FACEBOOK HAS NEW CAMERA TOOLS FOR MESSENGER

Did you know that you can now have an excellent selfie mode, boomerang mode and also automated AG generated stickers to Facebook messenger? Have you used these yet?  Read the article here.

 

Tool of the week - Tick Tick

If you are managing different companies, then your to-do list can get a bit complicated.  I have been testing out "Tick Tick" which is a Google Chrome Extension, a desktop app and it is also available as an app on your phone.  It integrates with your diary system, and you can separate your different areas of interest with smart lists.

If you are looking to get organised for 2019, then check it out.

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