Today in the latest update on the IOS platform, Instagram released their newest feature which allows users to upload the same image to multiple accounts. For some businesses and influencers, this may very well be a game changer, for everyone else it’s just another useless update or is it?
- Pros: Uploading the same image to multiple accounts at the same time may be a time saver for Instagram account holders, specifically those who manage multiple accounts that they are already sharing duplicate content too or are looking for an all-in-one solution.
- Con: Users may end up disliking seeing duplicate content if following multiple accounts by the same people/brands. Thus potentially resulting in unfollowing.
- Pros: If your accounts are similar in niche and you don’t mind them having the same images it’s super helpful.
- Con: Won’t able to share to Facebook, Twitter
andTumblr automatically, but you can always share those manually still.
- Con: Only available for IOS users at this time. Sorry Android and Windows users. 🙁
So do we recommend using this new Instagram feature? For our own use, we will rarely use it as our separate accounts are separate for a reason. If you find it useful to share duplicate content across your multiple Instagram accounts and know your audience won’t mind, go for it! Otherwise, we suggest using it sparingly or not at all if it doesn’t suit your audience needs or your own.
Check out our helpful video below to learn more about posting to multiple accounts on Instagram.
YouTube announces changes to their social media sharing services
We’re writing to let you know of an update that may impact you. After January 31st, the ability to automatically post YouTube activity (uploads, liked videos, etc.) on Twitter and Google+ will no longer be available. We’ve found that sharing these actions with a custom message (instead of through automatically generated posts) provides a better experience for the sharer and their followers on other social networks.
You can continue to easily share videos to your social network. Here’s how:
On the watch page on any device: click Share, then click on the social network icon.
For more information on sharing videos, check out this help center article.
The YouTube Team
Big deal or no deal? You decide
While to some this change may not be a big deal, others might miss the convenience of the automation of social shares to platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Perhaps this will give us more reason to be more social on social media? What do you think? Leave a comment below and share your thoughts with us.