Social Media News Round Up: Instagram’s swipe feed, Snapchat’s dog lenses, and more

Social Media News

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 Social Media News this week was dominated by Facebook using outdated and faulty documents to moderate content and Twitter’s #PowerOf18 initiative. Further, Instagram accidentally rolled out a swipe feature to a wide base of audience.

Instagram accidentally launched swipe feed for few

Instagram launched swipe feed to a large number of users yesterday that was meant to be a test for few or a bug in the system. Though the platform revoked the feature soon, netizens freaked out on the design. Read more here.

Facebook is using outdated and faulty documents to remove prohibited content

Facebook relies on a series PowerPoint slides that contain information that are either out of date or flawed and frequently use Google Translate, to moderate content, according to The New York Times. Read more here.

Snapchat launches lenses for four-legged pups

After providing the users with the famed dog-face filters for you, Snapchat is now launching face-filters for your dogs. Also they had not so long ago launched cat lenses. Read more here.

Twitter collaborates with Jassie Gill for #PowerOf18

As part of #PowerOf18 initiative, Twitter is collaborating with renowned Indian personalities to encourage the youth of India to vote in the upcoming general elections. Read more here.


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