:Marketing / Social media marketing

Instagram Creator Lab, Twitter’s timeline update, and more

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When it seems like there’s a new social media update or change to the algorithm every other day, it can be difficult to keep up with the whirlwind of information—especially when you’re just trying to stay focused on building your business. We hear you. It’s a lot. Wouldn’t it be nice to have it all in one place?

We thought so too. Welcome to The Social Share.

Every week our senior social media strategist, Haleigh Fullilove, will compile all the latest and greatest social media updates from trusted publications and sources that are relevant for entrepreneurs just like you. Come back each week for your social update and stay connected with Haleigh and Teachable at @heyhaleighanne and @teachable on Twitter.

Instagram Creator Lab: a new creator education hub

In an exciting announcement from Instagram, the platform has now opened a brand new education-driven content platform called Instagram Creator Lab. This a dedicated space for people to uplevel their skills. Here’s what Instagram has to say about this new product:

We’ve asked some of our favorite creators to share what they wish they had known when they got started and what they’ve learned along the way through trial and error. This isn’t a guide to guaranteed success as a creator, but our hope is that these proven tips and best practices can give you a place to start—a few jumping-off points to experiment and see what works best for the unique ways you create.”

What are the aspects of Instagram that you struggle with the most and what are you most excited to learn about in the Creator Lab? Tweet us.

Instagram Stories have new poll options

And there’s more news in addition to the Instagram Creator Lab update. Say hello to the new poll sticker on Instagram Stories. Now users can customize the text and add up to four response options. It’s time to get to know your audience in a more seamless way.

Polls are a great way to get feedback from your audience on what’s working, what’s not, and what they’d like to see next. You can also develop questions to simply engage your audience in a fun way. Plus, who doesn’t like participating in some fun This or That polls?

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“Latest Tweets” launch on Twitter

If you’re feeling drained by the ever-changing social media algorithm, you’ll probably be happy to learn about a new feature that Twitter is launching. This new feature is called the “Latest Tweets” timeline.

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Source: Social Media Today

Typically, Twitter has utilized users’ home feeds by showing a mix of newer Tweets with more “popular” content making its rounds on the app. But for those who appreciate a chronological feed, this might be the choice for you.

Have thoughts you’d like to use Instagram’s polls? Or are you a fan of a “Latest Tweets” option on Twitter? DM Haleigh personally at @heyhaleighanne or @teachable on Twitter to share your opinions.

Author: Haleigh Fullilove, Haleigh is Teachable's senior social media strategist and host of the Everything Is Teachable podcast. When she's not finding new desserts to bake, you can find her exploring NYC for thrift stores and coffee shops, making playlists, and laying in the park with friends.