Social media sites are constantly coming up and updating with newer, user friendly features. They’re always trying to make it more convenient for the users so as to keep playing the game. Here is our weekly roundup of all that happened in the world of social media news.
Social Samosa brings you all the latest news, platform updates and trends dominating the digital ecosystem. This week’s social media news was dominated by Instagram’s new updates, especially the authentication verification update, Facebook Watch being rolled out globally, Twitter testing Unfollow suggestions and a lot more.
Check out all the other important social media news and updates that surfaced online this week.
Twitter tests personalised ‘unfollow’ suggestions
The microblogging site, Twitter, is now testing a new option that will give users choices to ‘unfollow’ users. Read more about it here.
Facebook roles out Watch globally
Facebook Watch, a place to discover new videos, save them, interact with creators and publishers you love, converse with friends, fans and creators themselves is going global. Read more about it here.
YouTube users can now check time spent on the platform
YouTube has reached close to 2 billion users as of July 2018, viewers now watch over 180 million hours of YouTube. Read more about it here.
Instagram Updates: Random GIFs, Voice messaging, and more
Instagram Updates: they are voice messaging feature, a “Random” button to add a GIF to messages and a “Privacy and security help” option in settings. Read more about it here.
Instagram prioritizes safety with new authentication & verification update
In a recent announcement, Mike Krieger, Co-Founder & CTO, Instagram shared a new update – a new authenticity and Instagram verification process. Read more about it here.
Facebook rolls out new Creator Studio dashboard
In an attempt to boost it’s creator community, Facebook has now come up with a new Facebook Creator Studio dashboard wherein they can manage and publish content. Read more about it here.
#Testing: Facebook tests adding links to stories
Facebook is testing a feature which would allow users to post links in Facebook stories. Read more about it here.
How to use Snapchat’s all new Bounce Feature
Snapchat has now released a Snapchat Bounce feature, available in the app’s newest update. Read more about it here.
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