I’ve been using Twitter.com more these days than the actual app. I noticed you can now click the ‘Hootsuite’ link and directly schedule posts within Hootsuite. Who knew?

Maybe you’ve already seen it, but just in case you haven’t, here it is in pictures:

This post is a quick one to get you up to speed on the latest social media updates for Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

Video is the latest “it” thing to do and not only does Instagram allow us to do 15 sec videos, we can NOW upload them directly from our phones as opposed to recording them within the Instagram app.

If you’ve been wondering the best way to manage #TwitterChats in Hootsuite take a look at the HOWTO featured in today’s issue.

In addition, you can NOW embed Facebook posts on your website. Find out exactly what I mean in today’s issue.

All of this and more…Be In The Know Socially!

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Be In The Know Socially: Instagram Videos Just Got Better, Learn How To Manage The Twitter Chatter, and More! The latest social media updates for Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.

    Be In The Know Socially: This Week’s Social Media Updates

  1. Instagram brings video to Ice Cream Sandwich users, lets you import videos from your library

  2. Instagram has released the first major update since adding video capabilities and those who use Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich will now be able to share videos as well. The update for iOS includes a new tool to straighten photos. Users are no longer restricted to recording videos with the app and can now import videos from their smartphone’s library.

  3. Beware: a massive (fruity) spam attack is hitting Instagram

  4. Instagram was recently hit with a large spam attack promoting a miracle fruit diet. Users who were hacked had the URL in their bio changed and photos of fruits were posted to their profile. Instagram was quick to take action and help secure those accounts that were impacted by this incident.

  5. LinkedIn Gets A Little More Watchful, Now Tells You Who’s Viewed Your Updates, And Where You’ve Been Looking

  6. LinkedIn has added two new features to the right-hand column of the homepage. When clicking on “Who’s Viewed Your Updates” users will see the number of views, likes, and comments and how many are from their first circle of contacts or from second and third degree connections. The “You Recently Visited” feature shows profiles viewed, searches made, and contributions to group discussions.

  7. Twitter quietly rolls out Bing language translation on the web

  8. Users on Twitter are now seeing automatic translations of tweets in other languages. Bing Translator powers this new feature, which hasn’t been officially announced yet because it is still being tested. Translated tweets contain the original text with the translation in smaller text right below it.

  9. How to use HootSuite to Manage Twitter Chats

  10. HootSuite is a great tool to help you manage your social media accounts. It can also be used to help you find and participate in Twitter Chats, which are scheduled conversations associated with a specific hashtag. This post explains more about Twitter Chat and the opportunity it offers to connect with new people. Find out how HootSuite can help you monitor these chats.

  11. Facebook Launches Related Hashtags And #Mobile Site Support

  12. Facebook has added hashtag support for its mobile site, but the mobile apps do not support clickable hashtags yet. When users look for a particular hashtag, they will now see related hashtags in the search results. This will make it easier to discover additional conversations about related topics.

  13. 3 Things You Still Shouldn’t Do With Your Facebook Cover Images

  14. Facebook is no longer restricting the amount of text that can be displayed on a cover photo for pages. However, you’ll still want to make sure you use a good balance of text with graphics so the space doesn’t look overcrowded. Follow the tips in this article to create a cover image that stands out in a good way.

  15. Facebook Begins Rollout Of Embedded Posts

  16. Public posts on Facebook can now be embedded on blogs and other websites. These posts appear just as they are on Facebook with content that includes photos, videos, and hashtags. The embedded posts also have options to like or follow a page and click on hashtags. Continue reading to learn how easy it is to embed a post.

  17. 4 Ways Marketers Can Use Facebook Hashtags

  18. Learning how to effectively use hashtags can be a beneficial part of a Facebook marketing strategy. This post explains how they can be used to expand your reach, strengthen your brand, post across several platforms, and promote something special. There is also some good advice to use hashtags that are relevant and not to overdo it.