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Instagram announced a new update that will allow the app to support landscape and portrait photos. The update is designed to help users post photos that don’t normally fit into the Instagram box shape by tapping on the format icon and adjusting the options to fit portrait or landscape images. This will allow users to fit a “full” image into an Instagram post without having to crop the image or create a border. Within the profile grid, they will still appear as a cropped square.
Google has launched an app that aggregates more than 25,000 different gaming channels in order to help gamers easily find content from popular creators like PewDiePie and TwoSync. While gaming has historically been a niche advertising space, its recent shift into the mainstream means some surprising big-name brands are leveraging the new app. Best Buy, Stella Artois, and Taco Bell are all among the first wave of big-name advertisers seizing the opportunity.
Since its acquisition by LinkedIn, SlideShare underwent rebranding to become more deeply integrated with the professional platform. In its latest update, users will be able to “clip” slides from presentations and save them to a customized clipboards section. Once complete, the board can be made public and searchable, and shared on social media.
Snapchat added three new media outlets to their Discover feature that allows brands to tell their own stories to the masses. The Snapchat Discover feature, which is now located prominently at the top of the Stories page, already features outlets such as CNN, Buzzfeed and National Geographic. Previously, when Snapchat added new outlets to Discover, they cut other outlets. In this update, they didn’t, which shows the platform’s intentions to further grow the feature.
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