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Social Media Tip of The Day – Sending Voice Messages Through the Facebook App

4 Mar

Just recently, the Facebook app for iOS was given the ability to record voice and within the mobile app, as well as Messenger’s voice messaging support and an improved Nearby tab.

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Voice messages originally showed up in the iOS and Android versions of Facebook’s Messenger apps, and later VoIP calling was added to those apps in the US and Canada. The voice messaging capabilities have come directly to the main Facebook apps for iOS as well. Sending a message in the app now gives you the ability to record a voice message  to send directly to the recipient, and also gives access to the camera to allow for still shots or video clips to be recorded and sent.

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The process is fairly simple and for those of us who are always looking for ways to save money, this could be another neat little trick. Facebook is known for rolling out updates very quietly; So quietly in fact that most people don’t notice the changes or how to make use of them. It is a bit ironic that the worlds largest social media platform has a problem communicating. LOL.

How Do You Send a Voice Message?  Here it is in step by step instructions 🙂

  1. Go to a conversation and tap + next to the box where you write a message
  2. Tap Record Voice
  3. Touch and hold the red record button and start speaking
  4. Release the record button and your message will send immediately

*To cancel your recording, slide your finger away from the record button before releasing.

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Send that special someone a quick a reminder of how much they mean. WeShareMedia encourages everyone to take full advantage of these wonderful new media perks.

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Social Media Tip of the Day – Post Strategically

19 Feb

Managing several social networks can be a bit consuming and take up a lot of time. Having to learn what’s gonna work best or you on each platform and trying different things each time, can be frustrating and sometimes unfruitful. With our lives moving at ludicrous speeds, time management/efficiency has never been more important. Thankfully, there are various tools to help us be more efficient with our daily lives and for social media, one of those tools is message scheduling.

Bulk scheduling messages can be tricky since scheduling too many messages, especially of the advertising variety, can appear as “spammy.” Finding that balance in your scheduled message content and frequency is where the true value lies.

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Content will always be king.

Schedule valuable conversational/thought leadership type messages/links during times of the day that you dedicate to checking your social networks to ensure that you can respond and thank those that have questions, RT or mention your messages. Remember, scheduling is there for us to make our social networking lives easier, not to as an alternative to an email blast.

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As true Los Angeles, Social Media Experts; the WeShareMedia team has gone through all of the well-known scheduling apps. Each one has its own set of pros and cons. But we ultimately agreed that the tools and software that work best, depend on the nature of the given online entity it’s intended for. In other words, different tools are gonna work better for different types of pages.

Thankfully our team of experts is ready to take on and properly expand your internet presence.

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Social Media Tip of The Day – Build Relationships, Not Just Followers

1 Feb

Social media can seem like a numbers game—all about who gets the most followers and who can do it the fastest. But, in truth, it’s not the numbers that converts them into customers; it’s the relationships. A sense of trust is hard enough to establish in real life, let alone online.

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Keep it real

  • Transparency is highly valued by social media users. Be authentic, open and invite readers in. 
  • Talk about a new project you’re working on.
  • Share stories.
  • Be honest about your own mistakes. Own them, before someone else does

When your audience gets a sense that they’re seeing the real you, that’s the first step towards friendship.

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Listen

Good listening skills are Friendship 101. Show other social media users you genuinely care.

Be Generous

  • Look for ways to reach out and give to your audience.
  • Answer their questions.
  • Promote the projects they’re working on.
  • If someone leaves a thoughtful comment on your site, email him or her a personal response.

A person who has friends must show themselves friendly.

Keep the conversation going

  • Look for ways to engage your audience on a regular basis.
  • Vary the method(s) you choose.
  • End some posts with questions.
  • Reach out for feedback.
  • Run surveys and/or polls.

Reaching out to followers once is good; reaching out to them regularly is better.

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Theres obviously lots of variables that come into play. If you have a serious tone established for your page and so forth. Get to know your people and embrace them. The good ones and the bad ones. WeShareMedia welcomes everyone to engage and ask us questions. Much like in real life.

How well do you know your audience?

Social Media Tip of The Day – Keep Your Twitter Followers Engaged

26 Jan

Social Media Tip of The Day – Keeping Your Twitter Followers Engaged

After finding what method or combination of methods, worked best for you to start gaining followers on Twitter. You have to reach out to them and keep them engaged in conversation.

That doesn’t mean to just leave a bunch of open-ended questions. You have to delve deeper and get to know your followers a little more, even if it is thousands of people. You already know they have at least one thing in common, they’re following you. The biggest mistake companies tend to make, is making their twitter feed constant self promotion. Nobody wants to follow a twitter account that just promotes itself all day, everyday.

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Twitter is becoming more & more mainstream and integrated into people’s lives. It’s become one of our daily ritualistic acts. It’s now becoming evident for companies that your presence on Twitter is ever-changing and getting more important, both for brands and individuals.

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Heres some Twitter tips & tricks to strengthen your influence and keep your followers engaged in 2013.

Get your story straight

  • Tell your story through multiple platforms. Each platform strengthens the other, creating a total story/experience.
  • Get visual with videos or Instagram and tell your story across the different platforms.
  • Today’s connected generation already uses these multiple platforms in coherence to get their information. Use these platforms in the same way as your audience.

Keep it real

  • Twitter rules and etiquette are unwritten, but ever present. Don’t try to overcompensate the story you want to tell via your Twitter account.
  • Keep it personal and real, your followers aren’t stupid. They know there’s a person behind that name and that’s why conversation is king. Your followers make up who you are as a brand or business, GET TO KNOW THEM.

Get ready for the weekend

  • Get on a personal level with your followers. You’ve got to get ready to be tweeting on the weekend. Twitter engagement rates for brands are about 17 percent higher on weekends compared to weekdays.
  • Your Twitter efforts will not be less effective Monday through Friday, but the weekend is the perfect time to get your story out in the Twittersphere.

Sharing is caring

  • Share other peoples tweets and content that are not necessarily related to your business or what you do as a person.
  • Twitter is all about learning and discovering new things and sharing those things with your community.
  • Share new and interesting content that way you’ll see more of your followers engage with you

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WeShareMedia loved meeting with all of our new clients and discussing what their efforts have been in the past and how were going to capitalize on whats worked; on top of our team of experts strategic planning. Together with us, YOUR Company, brand or name will create the ultimate shared media experience.

Social Media Tip of The Day – Make Your Photos Helpful to Customers

20 Jan

Make your Photos Helpful to Customers

Use visual sharing opportunities to be helpful to your customers and clientele. “Being helpful” can mean any number of things. Wether it be sharing a photograph of a new sales rep, your building has had a recent addition, an amazing view or photo opp that come up from your place of business or combination thereof. Sharing photographs of products, services, and staff is helpful. You are visually showing your customers the who and what of your organization. When those customers come visit your business, they will already know who to ask for, and what they’re looking for, because you have already shared that information with them. Put those new Android or Iphone upgraded HD cameras to use and mentally justify what you spent on them 😉

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