Social Media

New Feature: Now you can see when your Friends are Active on Instagram

Instagram has come up with new feature that will show when your friends are online. It will show green dot against the profile picture.

On 19th July , Instagram debuted its latest update — a feature for Instagram users to see when their friends are online and, therefore they can have real-time conversations. This Feature sounds familiar because it is an exact resemblance to parent company Facebook’s “Available status” on their Messenger App as well as this even looks the same. As Instagram noted, “When your friends are active on Instagram, you’ll see a green dot next to their profile picture in various spaces within the app, including the Direct inbox and your friend list when you share a post from feed.”

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If you thinking that with this feature you will be able to see the online or offline status of everyone on Instagram then no. Rather, you’ll only be able to see status of the friends who follow you, or users you have messaged in Direct. And don’t worry if you really don’t want people to know when you’re online then Instagram has an option to hide your status in the app settings which makes easy to turn off the ability to see when your friends are active.

Why do we need this feature? Instagram explained, “DMing friends and connecting over the content you love is more fun when you know your friends are there to see it. This update gives you the ability to have more of those realtime conversations while giving you the control to hide your status altogether.”

Instagram has been adding lot of features in the last several months, including a feature that tells you when you’re all caught up, as well as an option to remove followers, even if the user’s account is public. Altogether, Instagram is slowly letting the users more control over their profiles — which seems to be a win – win situation for the millions of users posting and sharing every day.

Phone / Mobile, Uncategorized

Should we Use a Screen Protector on Our Smartphones?

Undoubtedly, it is the much needed item these days as smartphones are one of most expensive devices. So, it is very important that you should protect your mobile phone from scratches, dust, or accidental drops. Beside this, there are many other advantages of using a screen protector. Let’s have a glance at those benefits:

Keeps your Private Data Secure

By using the privacy screen protector, you can hide your data from others standing next you. The only person who is in front of the device’s screen can watch your data. The privacy screen protector keeps your information confidential. So, if you want to block the view from others, consider picking a privacy screen protector.

Relief from Eye Strain

For those who use more of the Laptop / Computer machine or smartphone are likely to have an eye strain. In order to reduce the risk of eye strain, you must use screen protectors. With the help of a screen protector Smart phones can be used to the maximum without feeling fatigued or straining your eyes. If you spend more time on your smartphone, you can go for an anti-glare screen guard.

No More Smudges & Fingerprints

Unfortunately, smartphones gets dirty with a simply touching your screen. And, a screen with all over fingerprints doesn’t look good at all. So here a screen protector is a huge relief. It saves your smartphone’s screen from fingerprints and sloppy blotches.

Reduces Glare

Screen protectors reduces the glare while viewing your smartphone under direct sunlight. Screen protectors reduce glare from bright light and improve smartphone’s screen visibility.

Helps Protecting Phone Screen

It is very likely that your accidentally slips from hand or pocket or bag while carrying it. There are chances of breaking or cracking phone screens as dropped on the hard surface. So in this context, Screen Protectors are very helpful. So if you cant go to market then you  should consider going online shopping for the screen protector.

Social Media, Uncategorized

4 Ways to Make Customers Trust Your Brand

When your potential customers or clients trust you, then it there is more possibility to buy from you. When your strong trust is built then you can also charge them high price and enhance the lifetime value of each customer.

But Trust does not happen by itself or overnight. You should strive to create trust by understanding your target audience or potential buyer and deliver commitments over time. This will help you gain trust and become the go-to Seller.

There are lot of efforts to build trust in your brand, but it takes time and certain tactics. Here are those Tactics:

  1. Be Approachable or Available.

Always be there for your customers and allow them to communicate with you. Often customers have questions, and if there is no one to answer their queries, or you don’t respond to those queries in a time then you could begin to lose trust.

Miss A. of gabstores.com has specific strategies in order to sustain regular interaction with their customers. Their customer care staff try and answer all the queries that come in. They started online community to bring awareness to their brand and stay updated on how to grow their online business.

Even you can try these ways and make yourself accessible for your customer.  Also consider setting up a proper customer-care-support by using help-desk software, or attending conferences and events. This would help to build your credibility.

  1. Sell Good Quality Product.

The customers are impressed with the quality of the product to justify their purchase. The most important challenge for your business is that when the product arrives at customer’s doorstep, those customer are not impressed with the product quality and find their purchase to be waste of time and money. Gabbing about your product to be good and selling a poor quality product is sure to get you negative reviews or feedback. By this you begin to lose your credibility in the market.

The easy way to be certain about your product quality is to put it through right testing process. Allow your product to be in market, test out the viability of your product and learn from your customers that what they liked and didn’t like about the product. This way you can test your product, improve the changes and sell it more widely.

  1. Be Genuine.

Just be transparent which means you should be open about both your strengths and weaknesses. If you think that your product is not right for one of your customer then you should guide that customer in the right direction. Being honest will show your care about your customers and their needs. This act would make the customer come back to you repeatedly.

  1. Keep Consistency.

If you keep your consistency then this would help the customer to know what to expect from you or your company. You can set goals to maintain the quality of service. As consistent brand can help increase the overall value of the company and make it stand out to top position in the marketplace.

Your brand message should be an add-on of your actions and behavior. Put all the factors in your message as how you want yourself to be in the marketplace. Try and stay focused and spread your brand awareness to the channels like social networks, Facebook , PinterestInstagram etc.  Knowing and valuing your customer makes it easy to deliver the expected brand experience.

Conclusion

Trust is a commitment to quality and excellence. People will come to believe and trust in your brand and product only if you deliver to them the right results for long period of time.

Social Media

Instagram soon adds New feature to Your Stories

By this speed, we will lose the count as Instagram has been adding lot of features to the Stories since it was launched. Instagram did it again, and this time it has been reported of testing a feature that will allow the users to post questions to their stories.

With this features the users will be allowed to ask certain questions, while the viewers can click the text box and respond to the question with whatever they like. However, there is a probability that this will appear as a sticker in Instagram’s camera app.

To create your story – Simply click the airplane button below the post, same way you would when sending it via Direct.  At the very top is an option that enables you to create a story. Once you click the button, you will see the feed post as a sticker with a customized background ready to share to your story. You will get lot of options such as – to rotate, scale and move sticker and click them to explore other styles.

Instagram will only allow the public account users to share the post, which means that those users who have set their accounts to private will not be able to share the post. So if you don’t want your posts to be shared by other users, just do changes in Settings. This feature is available on Android and yet to come on IOS.

Lately, Instagram has been in news for adding number of features & innovative products to the app. Last year, IGTV was launched by Instagram, in which it gives new way for online user to create content for their followers and make money. IGTV features video content of up to one hour, and anyone can upload these videos.

Let’see if this feature rolls out well with the users.

Social Media

Facebook will Ban Business Ads if Poor Customer Feedback

A New Feedback system has been installed on Facebook in which if account cannot sustain acceptable standards of customer satisfaction then it may result businesses being banned from advertising.

This feature helps the Customers to send feedback directly to Facebook about their experiences with the Company. There will be short survey after user completes the purchase that was done through a Facebook ad.

Users can rate their experience by choosing one the three emoticon – a sad face, a neutral face, or a happy face. Further a questionnaire will appear so the user can provide more information.

Feedback will only be shared with companies if they receive a large amount of negative feedback. Facebook will give a chance to improve to the company before taking further action.

And if still the company feedback does not improve, Facebook will reduce the amount of ads the company can run or this can continue to the point of banning the advertiser.

This feedback system is implemented due to exasperation that customers have after purchasing products from Facebook advertisers.

Facebook’s previous standards and ad policies were only applied to users, for their experiences on the business platform. There were no policies in place for bad shopping but this feature will help the common user to share their feedback on the purchase.

So if you want that your business account does not run into any problem, then make sure that your ads are not misleading to the customers.