Snack Social Summary-The race to secure broadcasting rights, Facebook’s live-stream 360 technology, and Instagram’s two factor verificaiton

Snack Social Summary-The race to secure broadcasting rights, Facebook’s live-stream 360 technology, and Instagram’s two factor verificaiton

Broadcasters and social networks are racing to secure sport live streaming rights. The top social networks site like Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat have all recently secured sports streaming rights helping to raise awareness and viewing figures, because of this broadcasters now have extra competition. UK broadcasters such as BT, SKY, BBC and ITV have all recently started talks or signed new contracts within the sports field.

 

This week Facebook released the ability to live stream in 360-degree technology. There has been a high amount of competition and development within live streaming this year, but Facebook has managed to keep one step in front their competition, as seen by the introduction of 360 degree live streaming. To be able to facilitate this option you need to have the necessary 360 camera equipment whilst having access to a decent data connection.

 

Twitter users on Android can now specify how long content is muted for. Users on the Android application can now choose from 24 hours, 7 days or 30 days to have content muted for. Users have the option to mute words, phrases, usernames, hashtags and emojis. All of these options have the ability for a time limit to be specified.

 

Instagram has finally released two-factor verification for all users. This system is one of the safest ways for stopping users being hacked. Instagram is currently the last of the main social media sites to offer a two-factor verification system to all users on the site. Instagram previously only offered this security feature to a handful of users.