Digital Deep Dive: Amazon’s Marketplace Appstore, Instagram’s ‘You’re All Caught Up’, Airbnb ‘Stories’ and more!

The online landscape is ever-changing. New devices, platforms and features are introduced on what feels like a daily basis. We’ve put together a roundup of this week’s biggest stories to help you stay ahead of the curve!

Amazon to Launch a New App Store with Tools for Its Two Million Sellers

Amazon is launching a new app store called the ‘Marketplace Appstore’, designed to make inventory and order management simpler for sellers. With over two million sellers on Amazon, and growing, the app allows sellers to communicate their inventory and order details with Amazon in order to automate more tasks. The streamlining of operations will prove to provide a better experience for customers.

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Instagram Says ‘You’re All Caught Up’ in First Time-Well-Spent Feature

With the latest Instagram algorithm juggling our feeds, there’s sometime no telling whether we’ve seen all of our friend’s posts. Instagram have now introduced a feature that will let you know when to stop scrolling, by telling you when you’ve caught up with all of the posts shared in the last 48 hours from the people you follow.

This is a great feature to give users a little of their time back, preventing what some might consider to be mindless scrolling.

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Instagram Now Lets You Mute Accounts

We’ve been waiting for this. It always feels a little rude to unfollow friends when we’re not enjoying their over-sharing – now we don’t need to worry! Instagram have now introduced a ‘mute’ feature, allowing users to mute both feed posts and stories from people they follow.

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Airbnb Quietly Launches Its Own Stories for Users to Build Video Montages of Their Travels

This is a huge development for the brand and could sink or swim many of the locations they feature. Customers will be able share their experiences in the most literal way! We’ve been telling you how important video is becoming to brands…

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