Social Media News Round Up: YouTube's 2018 priorities, Facebook Messenger's redesign and more

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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.

Social Samosa brings you all the latest news, platform updates and trends dominating the digital ecosystem. Social Media News this week was dominated by Amazon ranking third in US digital ad platforms, Facebook integrating music, Soundcloud & Instagram's collaboration and more.

Facebook integrates music to combat rising competition for TikTok

Facebook is rolling out a new feature which will enable users to add music stickers to their stories along with sharing a part of the song with the added sticker of the song’s & artist’s name. Read more here.

YouTube shares priorities for 2018

Since 2005, YouTube has transformed from a single video at the zoo to a global video library where billions of people turn to each day for knowledge, creativity, and connection. Today, YouTube is a diverse community of creators who are building the next generation of media companies and drawing fans from every corner of the world. Read more here.

Instagram now lets you video chat with upto 6 people

Instagram Video Chat now lets you chat with up to 6 people at once in Instagram Direct. Read more here.

Soundcloud lets you share music on Instagram Stories

SoundCloud announced today in its blogpost that now it’s users will be able to share music from the app directly to Instagram stories. Read more here.

Facebook redesigns Messenger with 3 major changes

Facebook Messenger has gone through a major redesign with going from nine different tabs to three; Chats, People & Discover. Read more here.

Amazon ranks third behind Google and Facebook in US digital ad platfroms

Amazon released it’s third quarter results and it’s advertising services have surprised the digital industry with the ‘Other’ segment that is primarily advertising going up to 135% from 2017 with $4.2 billion in revenue in the first half of 2018. Read more here.

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