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New on social media: Instagram shops, #LearnonTikTok and more

“Social media moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while you could miss it”

(A lesser-known Ferris Bueller quote . . . honestly.) 

But the point is, there’s so much going on every week in the world of social media that we thought we’d save you the time by collating all the good stuff. Take a peek and join the conversation with us at @maybetech on Twitter and @wearemaybetech on Instagram.  

Support for small businesses on Instagram

While we’re still in the middle of the COVID-19 crisis (and its economic impact), many small businesses are struggling. As a result, consumers everywhere are trying to find new ways to support their favourite small brands.

Instagram has now given users a way to do this with their “Support Small Business” sticker.

Turning business profiles into Instagram Shops

To lend a hand to all of the businesses that still struggle to sell their products online due to the COVID-19 crises, Instagram announced Shops on Instagram.

Similar to Instagram checkout and Product Tagging, this feature turns business profiles into online stores.

Instagram Tests Messenger Integration

Facebook's plan to integrate its messaging apps has taken another small step forward this week, with Instagram testing out a new option that would enable you to view your Messenger messages in your Instagram Direct inbox.

@MattNavarra on twitter

How TikTok is Boosting Digital Learning with #LearnOnTikTok

The TikTok platform is working with over 800 institutions, media publishers, public figures, real-world professional experts in its latest push in digital learning.

New 'Plans' Sticker on Instagram for Scheduling Online Meet-Ups

“When you add the 'Plans' sticker, you'll be able to add a date, as well as info on how your Stories viewers can join the meet-up. Your Stories viewers will also be able to see who else, among their friends, has registered interest in the event.” - Social Media Today

@fdt_vision on Twitter

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