Xbox mobile app rolls out new stories feature

  • Microsoft is updating its Xbox app to allow players to create, share and view Snapchat-like stories.
  • It will allow players to share their favourite gaming moments.
  • Users will be able to reply to friends’ stories with a message or a quick reaction.
  • It is currently only available in Australia but will be coming to more regions soon.
  • You can read the full story on the Tech Crunch website.

Snap unveils new Cameo partnership, ad format and more original programming

  • Snapchat has introduced more initiatives across advertising and content in its presentation at the 2022 NewFronts.
  • The company launched a new creator program in partnership with celebrity greeting app Cameo, a new advertising product called Snap Promote and new original programs.
  • They announced a slate of new original programming with shows announced including Aring Simone Biles (Olympic gymnast).
  • You can read the full story on the Tech Crunch website.

Pinterest launches new ‘TV Studio’ app for livestreaming

  • Pinterest has launched a new app ‘Pinterest TV Studio’ designed for livestreaming video creators.
  • The app includes multiple camera capability and improved editing tools to let creators improve streaming set-ups.
  • The app was released earlier this week on Apple and Google Play stores but only for selected users for now.
  • You can read the full story on Social Media Today’s website.

Northern Ireland families suffer fall of £20 a week in disposable income

  • Families across Northern Ireland are seeing their disposable income levels falling dramatically, dropping to £127 a week which is approximately £20 less compared to last year.
  • Northern Ireland is continuing to perform among the worst in the UK.
  • With inflation spiralling and wage growth overall falling behind, families could face more challenges over the coming months.
  • You can read the full story on The Belfast Telegraph’s website.