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 Workplace by Facebook’s domain change, Instagram’s Halloween filters, and more.
Snapchat introduces Snap Camera to integrate lenses with desktop
Snapchat has introduced Snap Camera, a free desktop application allowing users to use lenses while using their computer. Read more here.
Instagram Haunted Halloween filters are here
‘Halloween’s coming, indeed with Instagram launching Halloween theme based filters titled ‘Haunted Halloween’ in its stories section to amp up the ghostly mood for the day with engagement. Read more here.
Workplace by Facebook’s domain to be changed following Facebook’s breaches
Workplace by Facebook’s domain’s being changed to Workplace.com for reassuring customers following the many security breaches. Read more here.
Twitter expands reporting options
Twitter users can now flag tweets from bots, report the ones they find related to malicious links or unrelated hashtags and pinpoint spamming replies, as Twitter improves reporting options. Read more here.
Instagram now lets users share IGTV videos on their Stories
Instagram users can now share IGTV videos to their story by tapping the paper airplane at the bottom of the video; viewers of the story can tap on the preview to watch the whole video in IGTV. Read more here.
Instagram tests targeted advertising on stories with ‘Promote’
While it’s no news that businesses have been thriving on Instagram with the photo-sharing app testing new features for enhancing the experience; Instagram is now testing a new Instagram Promote for Stories feature. Read more here.