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Google’s New ‘Cameos’ App Lets Celebs Answer Questions from Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google has launched a new app for celebrities and public figures that allows them to record video responses to questions that are frequently asked in Google’s search results. The new app, called Cameos, is designed to help celebs and public figures ensure people are getting accurate information about them from Google search. “Cameos on Google […]

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Facebook Lets Users Create New Types of Video Content by @MattGSouthern

Facebook is introducing new video features which will let users create interactive video content. A new set of features will let publishers add quizzes, polls, challenges, and gamification to their videos. In gameshow-like fashion, viewers can interact with the videos as well as be eliminated or advance through the games based on right or wrong […]

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Facebook Lets Admins Crosspost Live Videos to Multiple Pages by @MattGSouthern

Facebook is enhancing live video with several new features — including the ability to crosspost live videos and rewind live videos in progress. With crossposting of live videos, publishers can stream the same broadcast as an original post across multiple pages. This functionality is available to all pages worldwide using the web-based publisher tools, and […]

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Google Lets Users Buy Movie Tickets Through Google Assistant by @MattGSouthern

Google Assistant is now capable of helping users find more information about movies, as well as buy tickets without leaving the interface. Users can utter commands such as “buy tickets for [movie name],” or begin with a broader search such as “showtimes near me.” Ticket purchases are facilitated through Fandango, which will allow users to […]

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Google Lets Businesses Post Offers to Organic Search Results by @MattGSouthern

Google has been spotted testing a new feature which allows Google My Business pages to publish offers directly to search results. This feature is built into Google Posts, which has been available to all businesses with a verified GMB profile since last summer. Google Posts lets businesses publish short messages, which appear in Maps and […]

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Google Lets Users Search Through Reviews of Business Listings by @MattGSouthern

Google Maps for iOS has been updated with two new features. One is the ability to display estimated wait times for restaurants. The second is a search feature which lets users filter reviews and look up specific keywords. When viewing a restaurant listing on Google Maps the average wait time will be displayed within the […]