What’s New in Social


Instagram adds GIFs to comments

Instagram CEO announced yesterday that users are now able to use GIFs in Instagram comments.

Instagram adds new feature to Broadcast Channels

Instagram has added a new feature within Broadcast Channels that will allow channel hosts to invite other users as guests to join their chat for a conversation.

Instagram Story scheduling now available for third-party platforms

Instagram has finally opened up its API to third-party platforms in regards to scheduling Stories. Stay tuned!


LinkedIn adds new topic prompts

LinkedIn has added new topic prompts to profiles to  encourage users to create posts around topics that LinkedIn thinks you are suited for based on your profile.


TikTok adds a #NewMusic search hub

This new hub will help creators discover new music tracks from emerging artists that are trending.


Meta adds new elements to its Professional Dashboard for Creators

Meta recently added new educational and insight elements to their Professional Dashboard for Creators.


YouTube adds new Shorts analytics

With the rise of Shorts, YouTube has added more analytics for users to analyze their Shorts performance.


Is social media influencing a real profession?

Passport-photo.online recently released a new study and one of the stats are that 41% of Americans think they have what it takes to become an influencer.

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Trending Audio

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Social Holidays for May & June

May 21 – International Tea Day

May 22 – National Maritime Day / Victoria Day (Canada)

May 25 – National Missing Children’s Day / Shavuot

May 26 – Buddha Day

May 28 – International Hamburger Day

May 29 – Memorial Day (US) / Whit Monday

June 1 – First Day of Pride Month / First Day of Men’s Health Month

June 2 – National Donut Day

June 4 – Hug Your Cat Day / Trinity Sunday

June 5 – World Environment Day

June 6 – D-Day / Higher Education Day

June 8 – World Oceans Day / National Best Friend Day (US) / Corpus Christi

June 12 – Men’s Health Week Begins

June 14 – Flag Day (US)

June 18 – International Picnic Day / Father’s Day

June 19 – Juneteenth / National Martini Day (US)

June 21 – June Solstice / First Day of Summer / International Yoga Day / National Selfie Day

June 29 – Eid Al-Adha

June 30 – Social Media Day

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What’s New From The Pod

Check out Joe’s HeyOrca tip of the day! Did you know that you can use the : icon to find your perfect emoji instead of having to constantly scroll through the emoji list!

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