Uptime, the Google App That Lets Users Watch YouTube Videos Together, Is Now Open to All

Uptime, the invite-only iOS application Google’s Area 120 startup incubator launched in March to enable users to share and watch YouTube videos in real-time with each other, is no longer invite-only.

Instagram Is Testing a Way for Users to Share Posts, Stories With Their ‘Favorites’

Instagram is testing a Favorites feature, which allows users to designate a group of friends to share posts and Stories with.

Facebook Messenger Just Added Four New Features for Video Chats

Facebook Messenger ushered in the new week by announcing four new features Monday morning.

Facebook, Twitter Let Users Celebrate 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter series, Facebook and Twitter are letting users share their love of the franchise in special ways.

LinkedIn President of China Derek Shen Steps Down

LinkedIn president of China Derek Shen has left the professional network.

Twitter Head of Sport, Australia Jonno Simpson Makes an Unscriptd Departure

Jonno Simpson, head of sport for Twitter Australia, left the company to assume the role of sports marketing director, Australasia, at global athlete content network Unscriptd.

Grandpa May Not Have Instagram, But That’s No Reason to Forego Influencer Marketing

Opinion: When marketers ponder using influencers as a marketing strategy, they generally imagine millennials on Snapchat, bubbly 20-somethings on Instagram and youthful, energetic mommy bloggers writing about everything from how to get stains out of baseball pants to the latest political scandal—not salt-and-pepper seniors over 65.

How to Position Your Product for Media Success

Position the product to tell its story.

A Stand-Alone App for Creators of Facebook Live Videos Is on Its Way

Facebook is developing a stand-alone application for creators of Facebook Live videos, which will debut as an update to its stand-alone Facebook Mentions app for celebrities, public figures and journalists.

Facebook Page Admins Have a New Way to Control Creators’ Tags in Branded Content

Facebook added a new feature to the Page Roles section of the admin panel for page administrators, giving them more control options over branded content.