Yesterday, we announced a News Feed ranking algorithm update: http://on.fb.me/13Krvgp. With this update, organic stories that people may have missed can reappear near the top of News Feed if the stories are still receiving a lot of engagement (likes and comments). This affects posts from both people and Pages, meaning that your most popular organic Page posts have a higher chance of being shown to more people. For more information about our News Feed tune into our Facebook for Business blog (https://www.facebook.com/facebookforbusiness/news) where we will be posting updates to our ‘News Feed FYI’ series which will highlight major updates to News Feed.
Today, we are introducing Instagram 4.1, giving people some of their most requested features, including video import and expansion of Video on Instagram to more Android users, as well as an auto straightening tool for photos.
Instagram 4.1 Details
Video Import From Library – This has been one of the most requested features from the community since the launch of Video on Instagram. With the ability to import video from their library, we’re giving people more creative control and broadened the scope of moments they can share, even if they already happened. In addition, we’re providing a powerful and simple to use video editing tool. Available for iOS and Android.
Auto Straightening — Instagram is about giving people simple tools to capture and share moments beautifully. With the launch of Video on Instagram, we introduced “Cinema” to help turn ordinary, shaky mobile video into something stunning. Today, we’re giving Instagrammers a powerful tool for photos, Automatic Straightening, a unique technology that lets people fix a crooked horizon with one tap. Available for iOS.
Ice Cream Sandwich (Android) — We’re excited to bring Video on Instagram to Android on Ice Cream Sandwich. This expansion has been the most requested feature from Android users since the launch of Video on Instagram.
More Information – To learn more about the Instagram 4.1 updates, please see the latest Instagram blog post: [INSERT WHEN LIVE]
Great article in AllThingsD today where we speak more about our public content initiatives, including the eventual launch of trending topics: http://allthingsd.com/20130807/facebook-takes-on-twitter-by-courting-celebrities-building-twittery-tools/?mod=atd_homepage_carousel
“Trending” on Facebook will not only consist of #hashtags, but also mentions
This feature is coming soon but still being tested at the moment – just wanted to keep you in the loop