Social Media News Round Up: Instagram accounts hack and more!

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Like always, social media is evolving every day and so are the features of these social media platforms. Addressing the concerns of its users and with the aim to make build engaged audience, each social media platform is trying to update its features and services to meet the need of the hour. Here is our weekly roundup of all that happened 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 Facebook testing new methods to make page authorization meticulous and Instagram addressing the concern of hacked accounts.

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

Facebook makes Page authorization process meticulous

Facebook is making Pages more authentic and transparent, starting with an authorization process for Pages with a large audience in the US. This is part of our ongoing commitments to help prevent abuse on Facebook. Read more here

Facebook restricts Ads for Addiction Treatment Centers and Bail Bonds

Based on feedback from people and experts, Facebook Ads will now allow only pre-certified addiction treatment centers to advertise to people in the United States, and will now prohibit ads promoting bail bonds. Read more here

Facebook tests new tools for breaking news in real time

Along with their publishing partners, Facebook’s team is focusing on refining the designs of the developing news tools, to make it clearer that each update is part of a larger story narrative and encourage them to see Facebook as a place to get a cohesive look at a big news story from publishers they trust. Read more here

Facebook tests adding ‘schedules’ in events listing

Following it’s latest experimentation, Facebook is testing options to schedule specific activities in an event while listing it on the platform. Read more here

Instagram Poll Stickers now available in DMs

Instagram Poll Stickers has a new update, allowing users to poll in their Direct Messages, making the conversations more engaging. Read more here

Instagram addresses issues affecting access to accounts

Earlier this month, Instagram users reported incidences of their accounts being hacked, and the associated email ids of these accounts being changed to a .ru Russian domain. While the photo-sharing app investigates this issue,  the platform shared the below guide to help keep your account secure. Read more here

LinkedIn Sales Navigator tool receives a slew of new updates

LinkedIn Sales Navigator, a tool that is widely used by sales professionals to meet their revenue goals, has received updates adding new functionality to help sales teams expand existing customer relationships, acquire new business and maximize sales productivity. Read more here

Snapchat shoppable AR filter rolled out to top creators

In a recent update, the disappearing photo-sharing app made Snapchat shoppable AR filter available to it’s top creators with many celebrities including Nicki Minaj and Kylie Jenner asking their followers to buy the filters. Read more here

LaLiga lands on Facebook in Indian Subcontinent

In a first-of-a-kind agreement, LaLiga and Facebook today announced that the platform will become the official home for all LaLiga Santander matches in the Indian subcontinent. Read more here

YouTube pays creators to promote platform services

It has been learnt from various reports that YouTube is paying huge monies to some of top Youtube creators to promote it’s newly launched features. Read more here

Twitter launches Twitter Lite and Independence Day emoji in India

As India enters its 72nd year of Independence, Twitter announced the launch of Twitter Lite Google Play app in India as a way for more people across the country to celebrate #IndiaIndependenceDay and see what’s happening in India and the world. People can Tweet with #IndiaIndependenceDay to activate a Red Fort emoji on Twitter and Twitter Lite and join in the celebrations. Read more here

Tips for using Twitter during Kerala Floods

Twitter Tips for crisis – With heavy rains causing severe flooding in Kerala, Twitter is the best place for people in India to find out what’s happening in real time. Read more here

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