This Week in Social: Facebook Lets You Edit Comments, Twitter Rolls Out Promoted Tweets, Google+ Improves Cover Photo

By Rob McNair

Facebook lets you edit comments

We’ve all done it. Your friend uploads a picture and you make a faux pas and until now, the only thing Facebook would let you do to correct the error was delete the comment and start again.Starting Thursday the site is also now offering the ability to edit your comment. The edit option appears in the form of a small pencil icon on the right side of your comment. Clicking on the pencil will bring up a drop-down menu the option to edit your comment as well as the option to delete it entirely. The editing ability went live on Thursday evening, and will be gradually rolling out to all users over the next few days.

READERS: Are you glad Facebook have finally rolled out this editing option? 

Pinterest Gives Copyright Credit to Etsy, Kickstarter, SoundCloud

After Pinterest‘s trove of copyrighted content became the subject of a legal debate, the popular social site made efforts to automatically add citations to content from specific sources. On Wednesday, it announced that it had expanded this practice to five new sites. Since May, the feature had added citations to any content Pinned from Flickr, YouTube, Behance or Vimeo. Now content Pinned from photography community 500px, Etsy, Kickstarter, Slideshare and SoundCloud will enjoy the same automatic citations — which can’t be edited.

READERS: Do you think that the hype of Pinterest has died down? 


Twitter to roll out Promoted Tweets to 50 more countries

Twitter is planning to introduce its advertising products to nearly 50 more countries as it seeks additional revenue outside of the U.S., Twitter executives announced at a festival in Cannes, France, Thursday morning. According to a Twitter spokesperson, Twitter’s Promoted ads suite — which includes Promoted Tweets, Promoted Trendsand Promoted Accounts — will roll out in Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Italy, Germany, France and the Netherlands later this year. Promoted ads are currently only available to marketers in the U.S., UK and Japan


Google+ Improves Cover Photo

A minor Google+ update rolling out over the next few hours makes managing cover photos easier. Google+ will now automatically resize new cover photos to fit their non-standard slot. Users can then drag and drop the photo within the frame to perfect the fit. Cover photos also got their own gallery under the photo tab to make switching between them easier. In addition to the cover photo updates, Google+ is pushing out a new profile share box. Previously, users have posted to their profiles via the home screen. The new box lets them instead post updates directly from their profile page.

READERS: Do you even use Google+

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This post was written by Rob McNair

Rob has experience advising some of the worlds most iconic brands. He thrives on helping improving social media knowledge within organisations with the ultimate goal of making theirs brands more social, transparent and accountable.