Things happening at breakneck speed in technology these days, and social media service providers are doing their best to vie for the most popular, most innovative and most highly sought-after spot among their users. Here are the most important social media updates that you might have missed in April……

Facebook Messenger Introduces Video Calling:  Now you can not only instant message people, but you can have one-on-one conversations with people who matter.

Facebook’s Latest News Feed Update: The social network has listened to its users and provided an algorithm update that will ensure that posts from people we interact with most, are higher up in the News Feed.


WordPress Now Fully Supports Emoji: This update brings you emoji wherever you want it – add one to your URL if you dare!


Instagram Analyser: This innovative tool from Locowise compares your Instagram profile against 2,500 other profiles and gives you a quick, simple and easy-to-understand summary of how your own profile performs.


Instagram Announces New App—Layout: Layout from Instagram is allows you to combine a collage of images into a single image. It is currently only available for iOS, but Android users should watch this space in the coming months.


Emoji now on Instagram: Add emoji (or a string of emoji) to hash tags and posts that have been tagged with the characters in the past. The emoji will also show up in searches.


Twitter Updates Direct Message: Twitter has changed the way in which direct messaging works. Now you can talk one-on-one with people or groups anywhere.


Pinterest Improves Pinning: Pinterest makes it easier than ever to pin your favorite images from around the web in just a couple of clicks.


There you have it! Just another 8 ways in which social media is becoming “cooler”, more interactive and more innovative. Which update excites you most? Did I miss anything? Please let me know in comments below.

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