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, including SeatGeek Snapchat tickets, app free trials and more. Stay ahead of the curve!
SeatGeek Snapchat tickets
The latest integration with SeatGeek allows Snapchat users to buy game and concert tickets directly through the app. SeatGeek Snapchat tickets is the first time users have been able to purchase them without having to leave the app.
Developers get their wish with expanded support for app free trials
Apple has changed its policy around free trials in the app store as a result of The Developers Union. The opportunity was previously only available for subscription-based apps, but has opened up to developers. However, it’s available on the condition that you specify the trial’s time frame, content and included services.
Facebook cuts down annoying ‘now connected on Messenger’ alert
Anyone else find these things annoying? Previously when connecting with a new contact on Facebook, you’d get a notification in messenger to let you know. This often prompted us to think our new friend had messaged us.
Facebook have realised that users aren’t so fond on this feature. As a result, they plan to cut back on these notifications.
First look at Instagram’s user insights tool
We mentioned this in a recent Digital Deep Dive. Now, we’ve seen some further progress in Instagram’s attempt to help us manage social media overuse.
Instagram are introducing a user insights tool, which will be able to tell you just how much time you use on the app. While Instagram won’t be locking you out of the app for over use, it will prompt you when they detect excessive use.
What news are you most excited about? For us, we it’s got to be the SeatGeek Snapchat Tickets… we love efficiency, and seeing great visual productions even more!
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