Facebook introduces Graph Search to mobile, Instagram announces verified accounts and more of the latest digital news.
Earlier this week, Facebook released Graph Search for mobile iOS users. Graph search is an in-depth way of searching for past News Feed posts by keyword. The offering is currently ad-free and is a major step for Facebook in challenging Google’s search engine.
Following the announcement of Instagram reaching 300 million accounts, the popular social platform has started rolling out verified badges to signify verified accounts. The badges will be assigned to public figures and brands that are commonly impersonated, according to an Instagram blog post.
This week LinkedIn began rolling out a new homepage for users. With a more simplified look, the platform is aiming to include features that users want to see right on their own homepages. Keeping with their mission to feed users relevant content for their work life, these predictive analytics will show personalized content to each user.
Twitter replaced its photo filter grid with a much simpler Instagram-style row of adjustable filters. Each filter can be double-tapped to reveal an intensity slider, nearly identical in style to Instagram’s slider. This is yet another example of social platforms imitating each other to best meet the needs of consumers.
To look back on the best global moments from the year, Twitter launched #YearOnTwitter on 2014.Twitter.com. Check out this interactive experience that celebrates the most talked about moments of the year.