Social media and social media tools change and come and go at the drop of a hat. As much as most of us prefer consistency, it’s just NOT gonna happen. Today’s post is about a few random bits of social media updates for a couple of tools and apps. Some good, some not so good … it just depends on whether or not you use the tools and resources I’m talking about.
For those of you who do Facebook Live but can’t figure out how to get everything (including words) on the screen to show up facing the right way instead of being a mirror image … you can on your phone.
On my iPhone in the Facebook app, When I choose Publish/Live Video, there is a little magic wand in the upper left corner. Click on it. At the bottom toward the right, you’ll see an icon for the toolbar. Click on it and then you’ll see the options to do a horizontal flip and a vertical flip. Select HORIZONTAL FLIP, and voila, your screen is flipped and no longer a mirror image.
And … maybe I’m slow here, but I just realized there is also an icon on the top right that looks like a lightening bolt. Click on it and it adds light to your video. I can’t tell you how to do it on an Android phone because I don’t have one, and it doesn’t appear to be possible on the computer app.Tired of mirror images on Facebook Live?Click To Tweet
Start A Fire:
I while back I shared a tip about how to share more links with the Start A Fire app. Sadly, the Start A Fire service will be discontinued as of May 4th. The company said it doesn’t make sense from a business standpoint to maintain the service in its current form.
If you’re using Start A Fire like I am, your dashboard and analytics will be available until May 4th. After you won’t be able to log-in to the system or create new links. All the links you have created using the app will be redirected to their original source, and will continue to function, but without the added Start A Fire Badge and analytics.
One of the most irritating things a Facebook group owner can do is add someone to their group without their permission. Recently I’ve been seeing posts about how Facebook will now send out an invitation instead of just adding someone automatically. I was excited! But then I checked it out. Sadly, it’s not true. The person is still added automatically if you use the “add members” option. Facebook has simply added an option to include a note to the message that tells people they’ve been added to the group. When you hover your mouse over the little “note” icon in the “add a member” area, it says “personalize your invite with a note.” You can add a note, but it’s not an invitation – which is probably where the confusion lies.
While this last one might not really be on the social media front, it’s a major change to an app many of my friends love and use …
If you are a Wunderlist app user, changes are-a-coming. Microsoft bought Wunderlist back in 2015, but has now decided to shut it down in favor of its new app, ToDo. You can read all about it here!
Any random news, tips or updates about anything on the social media front you’d like to share?
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