Schedule and Publish to Instagram
Today is a big day; we’re releasing a beta version of Instagram support to the public. Every Friends+Me user can give it a try and schedule and publish pictures to business and personal Instagram accounts during 7-day trial.
We will publish your posts for you, no phone required, no annoying post reminders anymore.
Friends+Me posts using physical real-world Android phones, all running latest official Instagram application. No Instagram private API is used, we are inline with Instagram’s terms and conditions
We’ve prepared a short article to show you how to connect your Instagram account https://help.friendsplus.me/article/32-how-to-add-instagram-queue
You can schedule and publish posts to your connected Instagram queues as usual.
G+ Android app update
Hey folks, over the next several days, we’ll be enabling a brand new version of the G+ Android app. Though it very closely resembles the current app, this new version is the culmination of a complete rewrite of many core features using Google’s latest Android app infrastructure which will allow our Android team to build new features on a modern tech stack.
During the rewrite, we were able to build in some subtle updates. For instance, stream rendering and scrolling have been improved, the photo lightbox has been redesigned, comment options slide up from a bottom sheet, and grey-spammed comments are now viewable by post authors.
Since this is a rewrite, there are a few known issues that we’re working through. For instance, leaving a comment on a post causes a full refresh of the post to include your comment. Take it for a spin if you get the chance, and we hope you don’t mind the dust.
iOS updates: community bulk moderation, G+ Today widget
There were a couple of new features in the latest iOS app that was updated in the App Store earlier this week.
First (screenshot 1), we added the ability for community moderators to bulk select posts for moderation. This is similar to the previous announcement about this feature: plus.google.com/+LeoDeegan/posts/JxwAR8tv21z
Second (screenshot 2), we added a G+ widget to the Today View to display the latest posts from your home stream.
Some other recent features we’ve put into the G+ iOS app include:
• Community owners and moderators can pin a post to the top of their community
• Search for posts in communities
• A “Remove Post” option for community owner and moderators
• Setting to configure whether GIFs auto-play in stream
• Support for iPhone X
[FIXED] We’re having some trouble with our login application. Shouldn’t take long to fix it.
Thank you for your patience.
Bulk moderation of community posts
Just in case you were in the mood for yet another update this week, over the next several days we’ll be rolling out a feature for communities that allows moderators to bulk select posts for moderation in the Likely Spam and Held for Review queues.
Moderators can initiate the feature by clicking on Select Posts in the upper left of the queue. This will enable a multiple-select checkbox interface with an accompanying Select All option to apply ban/approve/reject moderation actions in bulk.
Delete, report, block
Hello folks, a third update this week. By popular demand, we’ll be rolling out a feature over the next few days that will allow you to perform a delete, report, and block action on comments on your posts.
This is similar to the remove, report, and ban action we launched a while ago for community moderators:
The launch today, however, is to provide you an equivalent action on your own posts.
To invoke this feature, select “Delete, report, and block” from a comment. You can optionally select “Also delete recent comments by this user” if you want to additionally remove recent comments from the user on your posts.
Incidentally, this image is for illustrative purposes. I am not actually planning on blocking Greg Wolfe, who is a valuable member of our team (and also the lead for this feature).
Community Insights dashboard
Hello folks, over the next several days, we’ll be rolling out a new dashboard for community moderators that provides informative metrics for their communities.
Moderators will notice a new community “Manage” button (previously “Moderate”). The Insights dashboard appears as the first tab and includes helpful membership and engagement metrics.
You can read more from our G Suite blog post here, which also describes a community report for G Suite admins:
And you can refer to the Help Center article here: