Six Social Media Tricks You Might Be Missing

1. Facebook: Edit Comments

Problem: you made a comment on someone’s post and you a) misspelled something, b) were incorrect, or c) are filled with regret and want to entirely change to comment.

Solution: just hover your cursor/mouse pointer over the comment and a small edit button will appear, allowing you to delete or edit your comment. So yes, you can stop adding an extra comment to correct mistakes. Just edit instead.

2. YouTube: Questions, Polls and Quizzes

Problem: Until recently, you had to redirect users on YouTube via the description box below the video to Survey Monkey or a Google document.

Solution: This tutorial by Jacob Curtis walks you step-by-step through the beta of this new YouTube feature, making more complete use of the annotation feature and engaging your video viewer. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

3. Google Maps: Go Underwater

Problem: To go scuba diving you had to… go scuba diving.

Solution: Instead of just dropping the little yellow ‘street-view’ guy onto the beach of the Great Barrier Reef, why not drop him right in the water. Check out this video! Armchair scuba divers unite!

4. Facebook: Schedule Your Posts on Facebook

Problem: If you wanted to schedule a post to your Facebook page, you had to use third-party tools like Hootsuite, Buffer or Timely.

Solution: Facebook now lets you schedule posts right on your page. Simply click the clock icon and select the month, date, hour, and minute! Easy.

 

5. Google and YouTube: Download Your Videos

Problem: You uploaded a video to YouTube and lost the original video but want to recover it from YouTube in its original format.

Solution: Tech Crunch reported on this feature recently and noted that, while downloading videos from YouTube is not new, the Google Takeout service now allows users to download videos in their original format, sans transcoding.

6. Twitter: Pay with a Tweet

Problem: You have to pay money for things with actual money. For people without money, this is nearly impossible.

Solution: Tweet for eats. the Kellog’s company opened a shop in London where the currency is, yes, you guessed it, a tweet! The company gerates some buzz for their products and customers get a free snack. Win win? Read more about the program here. 

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  • Great information here, I really like how you included scheduling your Facebook posts and how users don’t need to rely on services like Hootsuite. Not to mention, you Linked to my YouTube Video Questions tutorial! Thanks for that, hopefully I can be a recurring resource! 

    • We loved the tutorial Jacob! Very helpful!