Social Media News Round Up: Instagram's allegations, LinkedIn's Updates, 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.

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Social Media News this week was dominated by Facebook shutting down Moments, a standalone photo-sharing app, Twitter's redesigned web interface, Facebook launching Community Actions, a feature to start petitions, and a lot more.

Facebook to revamp policies making pages more transparent and accountable

Facebook users managing a page will see a new tab that would show removed content that opposes Community Standards and posts with a reduced distribution that have been flagged false by third-party fact checkers. Read more here.

Instagram clears air about allegations of limiting reach to 7%

Instagram saw an uproar of posts by numerous pages that stated that the app limited their Instagram reach on the platform to 7% of its users. Read more here.

Twitter redesigns its web interface with added features

Twitter has redesigned its desktop interface with added features like emoji button, quick keyboard shortcuts, upgraded trends, advanced search and more. Read more here.

LinkedIn launches new features to connect job seekers with relevant companies

The latest features would help you land your dream job, notify company’s recruiters you’re interested in, help you keep up with the companies you care about, and help you gain new company insights, as stated by LinkedIn. Read more here.

Facebook launches Community Actions, a feature to start petitions

Facebook launches a new feature called Facebook Community Actions, allowing users to initiate petitions and notify local officials. Read more here.

Facebook shares plan to regain user trust in 2019

Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook at the DLD Conference on January 20, 2019, addressed the long list of Facebook scandals and spoke about the five things the company is focussed on in 2019. Read more here.

Select Instagram users surprised with Instagram Memories

Last week, a few Instagramers woke up to notifications about pictures they had uploaded a year ago (or more) on the platform. Upon tapping on, they realized that one of Facebook’s popular features, Memories, has been replicated by its sister brand, Instagram with Instagram Memories. Read more here.

Facebook is shutting down Moments, it’s standalone photo-sharing app

Facebook Moments, the app used to create and share albums with friends and family launched back in 2015 is shutting down. Read more here.

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