Welcome to our weekly review of major happenings in the digital space. Here are a few significant updates that might interest you;

  • LinkedIn Launches A New Tool For Job Seekers

LinkedIn launches a new tool called “Career Explorer” to help people find new jobs using the skills they already have. This tool is designed to help job seekers transition into a different field by identifying which careers they are qualified for based on skills associated with their previous job. Career Explorer works by analyzing different jobs to calculate a metric called skills similarity.  This tool is very easy to use and doesn’t require users to be logged in on LinkedIn. Career Explorer provides job seekers with:

  • Insights to identify the right career path.
  • Learning opportunities to get any additional skills they need.
  • A community to connect professionals to new opportunities.

To have a glance at this new tool, visit here 

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  • Google is Working on a New Process That Would Convert Static Website Assets into Video Content

Google is working on a new process that would enable businesses to create video assets from their static website content, making it easier for brands to move into video content material. Google’s URL2Video process is able to automatically analyze web page assets, then arrange them into an animated presentation.

Google on the initiative:

Assume a user provides an URL to a web page that illustrates their business. The URL2Video pipeline automatically selects key content from the page and decides the temporal and visual presentation of each asset, based on a set of heuristics derived from an interview study with designers who were familiar with web design and video ad creation.”

Video is increasingly becoming the way people interact on social media and brands incorporating it into their communication will connect more with their audience. 

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  • WhatsApp Adds Disappearing Messages for More Intimate, Private Chats

WhatsApp officially launches a disappearing messages feature which makes all new messages sent within the designated chat self-erase after 7 days. After months of testing this feature, it has been announced that every user can now use it. WhatsApp additionally notes that users can forward or take a screenshot of a disappearing message, and reserve it before it disappears.

WhatsApp explains:

“When disappearing messages is turned on, new messages sent to a chat will disappear after 7 days, helping the conversation feel lighter and more private. In a one-to-one chat, either person can turn disappearing messages on or off. In groups, admins will have the control.”

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  • YouTube Improves Mobile Experience With 5 New Updates

YouTube is rolling out five new updates to improve the mobile viewing experience of users. These updates on YouTube mobile are designed around making better use of existing features and introducing a few new ones.

Updates include:

    • New gestures
    • Bedtime reminders
    • A more streamlined player page
    • Better use of video chapters
    • Suggested actions

With a global community of two billion people on the platform, YouTube is always looking for ways to make it easier for people to watch and interact with their favourite videos. All these features are now available on YouTube mobile.

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See you next Friday for more news and interesting reads in the digital space.

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