Digital Digest – 11 June
Top 3 Digital News this week
3D POSTS COMING SOON TO FACEBOOK
At Facebook’s F8 conference last month, there was a lot of conversation on advancing the platform’s AR offering, now we’re learning more about exactly what this means – including some very interesting news about 3D photos. Using image layering and data mapping, Facebook will easily create 3D images using the camera on your phone, adding extra depth to image you take, with very little effort required by the creator. We can’t wait to see our feeds come to life with these advancements!
INSTAGRAM TESTING HOUR LONG VIDEOS
It’s no longer just somewhere to show off pictures of your avocado on toast or your puppy, Instagram is in discussions with publishers to allow videos up to an hour long. Currently only allowing snappy minute long videos, the change would only apply to tall portrait sized videos as featured on Instagram stories, but we’re interested to see how or if they’d change the algorithms to give greater visibility to brands and publishers posting longer videos.
FACEBOOK PRIVACY BUG
The news agenda is still very much focused on our privacy online, so it’s a very bad week for Facebook to have a bug that accidentally turns 14 million users’ posts public. Back in May, affected users’ posts were visible to all. Even though the bug only affected the default privacy setting for new posts during a five day window in May, it’s still not a great mistake to have to admit to the community…
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