Welcome to our weekly edition of what’s hot in social media news. To help you stay up to date with social media, here are some of the news items that caught our attention.

What’s New This Week?

Instagram’s Hyperlapse Introduces Selfielapse: The recent Hyperlapse update allows you to “use your front-facing camera to shoot a video of yourself.”

Facebook Allows Users to Save Links in Photo Posts: “The save feature on Facebook now allows users to save links in photo posts. Plus, you can now save multiple links and tagged pages in posts.”

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“You can also save links from posts directly on any page’s wall and on any personal profile wall, too!!”

Facebook Announces Updates for iOS 8: “Facebook for iOS 8 will have an improved experience for people who want to share content from other apps to Facebook.”

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“By simply tapping the Share icon and selecting Facebook, you can choose to share a link to a website from your browser, photos or videos from your camera roll, and content from other apps.”

Amazon Enables Access to Amazon Wish List Via Twitter: You can now add items to your Amazon Wish List without leaving Twitter.

Interesting social media news worth following:

Pinterest Plans to Make Promoted Pins More Relevant to Pinners: On October 19, 2014, Pinterest will make a few updates to their privacy policy to explain these plans.

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Pinterest’s “plan now is to make promoted pins more relevant to pinners, and help advertisers understand how their ads impact their business.”

Ello Introduces New Social Platform: This new social platform promises an experience different from Facebook. It allows members to sign up with fake names and promises to be ad-free.

“Simple, beautiful and ad-free.”

A cool social media tool worth checking out:

Launcher: “The first ‘must-have’ app for iOS 8 that puts your favorites at your fingertips.”

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“When you install it, you get a new iOS 8 Today widget, which can be added to Notification Center on your iPhone or iPad so that it’s always just one swipe away!”

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