Social Media News Round Up: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn go on a testing and updating spree

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It is never a quiet week in the realm of social media platforms as the tectonic plates keep shifting with new features, products, tests, and other news coming in every day. Here is our weekly roundup of social media news and activity from the industry.

Social Samosa is your gateway to keeping up with the hottest social media news and updates, proceedings and trends from the digital marketing industry, brand campaigns and more.

This week’s social media news was dominated by the introduction of new features, testing and updates on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. In another news, Swiggy attempts to tackle an unforeseen consumer experience.

Check out all the other important social media news and updates that surfaced online this week.

Facebook to demote Fake News and not remove it

While we were hoping for Facebook to take some extreme  steps to curb fake news on the platform, the company has released a statement stating that posts deemed to be carrying fake news will be “demoted” in the news feed and not removed because it does not violate its community standards. Seems like Facebook Fake News aren’t going anywhere for time being. Read more about it here.

Facebook faces backlash for not removing violent content

A day after news of Facebook demoting posts deemed to be carrying fake news on its portal instead of directly removing them made rounds, today it has been reported that the social media giant is doing little to even prevent spread of violent content. Read more about it here.

LinkedIn crosses the 50-million-member mark in India

LinkedIn, with 562+ million members globally, announced that it has crossed 50 million members in India. As LinkedIn’s fastest-growing and largest market outside the US, India has seen the member base grow from 3.4 million members in November 2009 to 50 million members today. Read more about it here.

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Swiggy left red faced as a consumer shares a traumatic experience on Facebook

Swiggy, a company valued at 1.3 billion dollars disregarded and by extension angered its huge customer base in the capital city. It all started when a group of Swiggy delivery boys vandalised a shop at Kalkaji and fled after thrashing a boy with steel rods and punches. Read more about it here.

No more blocking: Instagram tests ‘Remove Follower’ feature for public accounts

If you are a public account holder and were cribbing about blocking a follower on Instagram while letting them know they have been blocked, it will no longer be a worry as Instagram Remove Follower feature is under experimentation. Read more about it here.

Instagram to get non-SMS 2-factor authentication to prevent SIM hacking

In a bid to prioritize security options for it’s user accounts, Instagram is building a non-SMS two factor Instagram 2-factor authentication process which will let you authenticate with code-generating apps like Google Authenticator. Read more about it here.

Instagram update: Online friends indication and quick Emoji Reactions to stories

In it’s latest Instagram update the app has made it easier to connect with friends on the app by showing you when they’re available to chat. Also further customizing its story section the app has added a quick emoji like reaction feature to it. Read more about it here.

LinkedIn Messenger gets new updates!

We know you use LinkedIn Messaging to have a variety of professional conversations, whether it’s chatting with a teammate about work, discussing a job opportunity with a recruiter, asking a mutual connection for career advice, or sharing ideas with someone in your industry. Read more about it here.

LinkedIn Updates: Video Captions, Share Articles Quotes, and See Translations

Sharing ideas, asking for advice, or showing what you do for work are just a few ways members start conversations on LinkedIn every day. Having these types of conversations with your professional community is one of the best ways to give and get help, make new connections, and strengthen existing ones. Read more about it here.

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