Social media platforms are constantly evolving and updating with newer features to increase relevance and stickiness for users, brands, and businesses. Here is our weekly roundup of Social Media News this week.
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Social media news this week was dominated by Snapchat introducing Minis, Facebook uplifting the ban on non-medical face masks, YouTube’s attempt at breaking down monetization policy for transparency.
Snap introduces Minis & guide to vertical video ad creation
Snapchat has launched Snap Minis, bite-sized utilities, and has also put out a guide to easily convert any video to Snapchat-appropriate specs. Read more here.
Facebook lifts the ban on non-medical face masks
Facebook will now allow ads, organic posts, and commerce listings of ‘non-medical grade’ face masks including homemade and handmade masks. Read more here.
Facebook Updates: News Tab, Business Inbox, & more
Facebook has introduced a stream of updates including a News Tab, Business Inbox in Messenger, and has also been testing new features. Read more here.
YouTube breaks down monetization policy for transparency
#Testing: Suggested Tab in Instagram Home Feed
Instagram is testing a Suggested tab which would show posts recommended on the basis of accounts you interact with, within the Home feed. Read more here.
How to navigate community conversations on Facebook Groups
Facebook releases recommended guidelines to help users make Groups a safe and inclusive space for community members. Read more here.
Facebook to label state-controlled media on the platform
In order to expand transparency ahead of the 2020 US Elections, Facebook will start labelling state-controlled media on the platform. Read more here.
Instagram launches new features & a well-being guide for Pride month
In celebration and support of the LGBTQIA+ community during this month of Pride, Instagram launched a host of new features and a well-being guide. Read more here.
Snap Partner Summit 2020: New Features, AR experiences & more
Snap Inc. held its virtual Snap Partner Summit on 11th June 2020, announcing developments for Snapchatters to look forward to. Read more here.