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LinkedIn Adds New Feature for Job Hunters - It's Open Candidates
You are tired of your job and want to move on without letting your employers know. LinkedIn has introduced a feature that will allow users connect with their dream job by privately signaling to recruiters that about being open to new job opportunities. Don't worry about being caught, LinkedIn will hide the Open Candidates signal from recruiters at your company or affiliated company recruiters,” so you can search discreetly without your current employer being aware.

Open Candidates is currently available in the U.S., UK, Canada, and Australia on the desktop and mobile web and will be rolling out globally soon.

Facebook Launches Campaign Planner for optimizing Ad Campaigns
So how do you know the right key words to use for your Ad campaign, that's not already been over used, and how can you measure the potential impact? Facebook must have thought of these questions, hence Campaign Planner. It's a standalone tool for media planners to draft, compare and share media plans using reach and frequency buying across Facebook and Instagram. Campaign Planner is available to anyone with access to a Business Manager account. Simply complete and submit the Campaign Planner Access Request Form to Facebook and wait to be approved.

Periscope Accounts Will Now Be Visible on Twitter profiles
Periscope users can now link their Periscope accounts to their Twitter web profiles, making it easier for followers to discover and watch a user's live videos from Twitter.
The Next Web reports that “when you go live on Periscope the link to your profile switches to a flashing indicator that links immediately to your current broadcast, so all your followers can join in.” This new feature is available to all Twitter and Periscope users.

YouTube Adds Heads-up for Annoying Ads on Videos
You must have seen some 15 mins video on YouTube with Ads popping up every 5 mins. YouTube must know how annoying that could be, especially with some channels who just make themselves Ad distributors. Well, a new feature from YouTube will alert viewers about Paid promotions on a video. Its purpose is to provide marketers with an “easy-to-use notification” that helps them comply with disclosure rules and regulations mandated by regional legal entities such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in the United States, Committee on Advertising Practices (CAP) in the UK, and the Direction Générale de la Concurrence, de la Consommation et de la Répression des Fraudes (DGCCRF) in France.

Facebook Messenger gets End-to-End Encryption
The hot pursuit for privacy isn't over. Facebook has rolled out Secret Conversation to Messenger users. This new security feature encrypts conversations from end to end and enables users to set timers that control how long messages remain visible to both the sender and the recipient. Messenger users can now protect their conversations from being monitored by hackers, government agencies, or Facebook itself. However, they’re required to manually opt into this service for each individual conversation to be protected.

Snapchat Introduces Playlist
Snapchat is bring back stories from friends to the top and letting you create a playlist of friends’ stories to watch. Snapchat keeps growing everyday; so are users' snaps and viewing all their stories could be an episode of Friends.

Snapchat's elimination of auto-advance story viewing means that users will be able to pick which stories they wanted to watch and add those to a playlist. To add a friend’s story, tap the story thumbnail to the left of their name. After you’ve selected some friends, you can hit the play button that will pop up at the bottom of the screen.


Other Updates
Facebook some how dominates this section with a while lot of updates.

1) Slow internet is a regular issue in this clime, so Facebook has release Messenger Lite for Android. Messenger Lite offers the core features of Messenger for markets with slower than average internet speeds and a prevalence of basic Android smartphones.

2) Facebook has introduced Messenger Day for Facebook Messenger. This allows users to create ephemeral stories that last for 24 hours, offers privacy controls, and gives the ability to specify who can see your latest messages. Facebook confirms that it’s running a “small test” in Poland, but has shared no other details beyond that.

3) Facebook is big on events. The company says that over 100 million people use Facebook events each day. Now, Facebook is launching a new app – Events from Facebook – dedicated to those who always want to be updated about events around them.

4) Facebook is now rolling out an updated camera feature on WhatsApp. So users can take pictures within the WhatsApp app and then add Emoji, plain or coloured text, and draw on photos before sending to contact.

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