Social Media News Round Up: Instagram’s shoppable tags, Twitter’s redesign and more

News Round Up

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 Twitter’s threaded replies, Facebook’s notification update and Instagram’s tests of stand-alone shopping app and more.

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

Twitter tests online status indicators and threaded replies features

Twitter is believed to make a move from being just an update sharing platform to a more conversational one while it tests two new features – Twitter online status indicator and reply threading. Read more here.

How to add Instagram Shoppable Tags to your profile

Instagram Shoppable Tags are now available in 45 countries and will soon be expanded to other nations. This tutorial on How to add Instagram Shoppable Tags helps to enable product tagging. Read more here.

Facebook’s recent feature lets you respond to notifications in the tab itself

Facebook now lets you respond to Facebook notifications inside the notification tab itself. It is also testing a new feature which would let you turn on post approval for a particular member of the group who is posting offensive or spam messages to monitor content and take action accordingly. Read more here.

Instagram planning to launch standalone shopping app

Instagram might develop a standalone shopping app which will be called IG Shopping. After rolling out the feature of shoppable tags to a few Instagram based businesses in the year 2017, Facebook-owned Instagram might be planning to make a move towards e-commerce sector with the launch of an independent app. Read more here.

Twitter tests redesign of desktop web interface

Twitter is testing to redesign it’s desktop web interface by adding features like data-saving mode, night mode, bookmarks and other features like allowing websites to be pinned to a taskbar. Read more here.

Instagram introduces personalised emoji section and new filters for Stories

Instagram introduced a new personalised emoji fragment in the comments section aloft the text field and fresh conspicuous filters for IG stories. Read more here.

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