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Top 35 Social Media Trends in February

From Vertical Format Short Films to GIF-Sharing Platforms

— February 25, 2018 — Social Media
February 2018 social media trends feature a wide range of interesting innovations and updates to already existing platforms.

Vertical films are often criticized for the blank bars they reveal once uploaded, however Facebook decided to take advantage of the attention, both positive and negative, these videos get by challenging 15 influencers to create short vertical films. The resulting films harness the creativity of the various chosen influencers using a distinctly polarizing format.

The popularity of GIFs remains steadfast, and Instagram has recognized this fact and added a new update in which its users are able to post GIFs to their Instagram Stories. The GIFs are sourced from the online platform GIPHY, which hosts several thousand images.
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Activity
Freshness
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Inventive Temporal Units
Inventive Temporal Units
The Facebook Flick is a New Unit of Time That Improves Editing Harmony
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32
Connective Neighbourhood Apps
Connective Neighbourhood Apps
The BuzzLoop App Helps You Share Information With Your Neighbours
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31
AI Image Cropping
AI Image Cropping
Twitter is Incoporating Smart Auto-Cropping for Images Posted to the Platform
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30
Encrypted Chat Cryptocurrencies
Encrypted Chat Cryptocurrencies
The Telegram App's Native Cryptocurrency Powers Payments & More
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29
Chinese Social Media Tokens
Chinese Social Media Tokens
The 'Renren' Social Media Platform is Launching Its Own Cryptocurrency
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28
Address-Saving Social Networks
Address-Saving Social Networks
Glintter is a New Address Book App for Sharing Discoveries
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27
Weekend Travel Resources
Weekend Travel Resources
A Brit and A Southerner Focuses on Chris and Heather Boothman's Travels
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26
Wedding-Rating Sites
Wedding-Rating Sites
'Hell of a Wedding' Lets Users Anonymously Vote on Wedding Stories
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25
Wearable Smart Buttons
Wearable Smart Buttons
Beam is a Wearable Smart Pin That Rotates Images and GIFs
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24
Audience Insight Platforms
Audience Insight Platforms
The Social Media Marketing Startup Specializes in Customer Intelligence
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23
Hidden Geochat Apps
Hidden Geochat Apps
The 'Sweep' App Offers Access to Secret Chats in Your Area
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22
Food-Focused Couple Blogs
Food-Focused Couple Blogs
2foodtrippers Highlights the Travels of Daryl and Mindi Hirsch
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21
Authentic Social Media Apps
Authentic Social Media Apps
The 'Kiyo' App Encourages Users To Stop Curating a Social Image
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20
Anti-Cheating Gaming Chatbots
Anti-Cheating Gaming Chatbots
'Monopoly CheatBot' on Facebook Resolves Board Game Disputes
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19
Future-Focused Social Media Apps
Future-Focused Social Media Apps
The 'Willy' App Stores Posts and Shares Them in the Future
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18
GIF-Sharing Social Media Updates
GIF-Sharing Social Media Updates
A New Update Enables Users to Post GIFs to Instagram Stories
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17
Gaming Creator Programs
Gaming Creator Programs
Facebook is Launching Their Own Program for Gaming Content Creators
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16
Social Media ID Systems
Social Media ID Systems
China is Testing an Electric ID System on the Social Platform WeChat
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15
All-Vegan Korean Cafes
All-Vegan Korean Cafes
'saVeg' is a New Cafe in Calgary from YouTuber Cheap Lazy Vegan
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14
Avocado Selfie Emojis
Avocado Selfie Emojis
'Avocados From Mexico' and Inmoji are Introducing a New "Picmoji" Feature
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13
Expanded Bronze Highlighters
Expanded Bronze Highlighters
These New Huda Beauty Highlighters Cater to Women of Color
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12
Vertical-Format Short Films
Vertical-Format Short Films
Facebook Challenged a Series of Influencers to Make Vertical Films
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11
Social Media eSports Leagues
Social Media eSports Leagues
The ESL eSports League Will Be Streaming Exclusively on Facebook
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10
Geochat-Locating Apps
Geochat-Locating Apps
Private Social Networking Startup Sweep Helps You Find Exclusive Chats
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9
Chip-Inspired Diamond Rings
Chip-Inspired Diamond Rings
Taco Bell Launched a Special "Menu" Along with Its Snacks
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8
Dating-Inspired Networking Apps
Dating-Inspired Networking Apps
Former Tinder Employees Created the Ripple App for Networking
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7
Life-Like Charcoal Drawings
Life-Like Charcoal Drawings
Chiamonwu Joy's Stunning Artwork Has Gained Viral Popularity
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6
Refocused Social Media Platforms
Refocused Social Media Platforms
The Facebook News Feed is Being Altered to Prioritize Loved Ones
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5
Decaying Social Media Art
Decaying Social Media Art
The 'Social Decay' Series Depicts Crumbling Social Media Logos
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4
Desi Disney Princess Looks
Desi Disney Princess Looks
Hamel Patel Created Disney-Inspired Looks That Feature Indian Attire
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3
Acne-Normalizing Photography
Acne-Normalizing Photography
Peter DeVito Created a Series of Inspiring Unretouched Photos
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2
Astronaut-Themed Streetwear
Astronaut-Themed Streetwear
Heron Preston Collaborated with NASA on a Fall/Winter 2018 Collection
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1
Phone-Integrating Fashion Shows
Phone-Integrating Fashion Shows
Maison Margiela 2018 Couture Encourages Flash Phone Photography
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