Interested in Reposting User-Generated Content On Instagram?

Since Instagram does not directly have a repost button integrated into the platform, the only way to re-post on Instagram is through a popular free app called Repost for Instagram. WIRED has recently published a useful best practices guide on how to re-post someone else’s photo which is very useful for brands interested in repurposing user-generated content.

One of the most important tips is to not forget to credit the original post when reposting content (which will protect you from any form of copyright infringement). Since this third-party app uses watermarks on the repost to show viewers where the original post came from, it is always best to make sure you have full consent from the user of the original post before publishing.

YouTube Rolled Out Updates For Live Streaming

Last month YouTube made some updates to their live streaming platform. They are now rolling out newer ways to interact and engage with communities in “real time” by rolling out a new live chat replay tool, which enables people to follow the conversations of the live stream after it has ended. The live chat will appear next to the video as if it was playing live with comments rolling as the video continues.

Also, creators can now put a location tag when streaming live on their mobile devices and through video uploads. Also, viewers can search for videos using the location filter.

In April 2011 YouTube integrated live stream and its tools directly into the platform. It was initially used for concerts, sports and interviews and soon became popular amongst creators as well.

Twitter Has Stopped Verifying Accounts (At Least For Now)

Recently, Twitter gave all users the option to verify their accounts and confirm their identity. The verification tick was available for people who fully verified and authenticated their account with the social media platform. However, the concept ended up causing confusion; people were thinking that a “Verified Account” would mean that Twitter endorsed the user and felt that what they are saying is “authentic”.

Twitter verification was originally offered to users with a large social status, like public figures, celebrities or anyone who is very well known in a specific area of interest. Initially, it was supposed to give the impression that the blue tick was a way of differentiating fake accounts and fake information.

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