Social Media News Round Up: YouTube's 2019 priorities, Twitter summoned by Indian Parliament 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 Instagram announcing previews of IGTV being shown on the feed, Facebook bringing transparency to political ads ahead of elections and more.

Twitter may launch an option to edit a tweet

Jack Dorsey, CEO, Twitter in an interview with Joe Rogan states that Twitter may come up with the option of editing a tweet. Read more here.

YouTube is discussing options to prevent misuse of dislike button

YouTube dislike button allowing users to provide feedback to creators if they don’t like the video, is being abused and YouTube is finding options to prevent it. Read more here.

Twitter now lets you add up to three guests in a Live Stream

Twitter has now added a feature in the streaming app, Periscope, to let users include up to three guests excluding the host and add new ones if any opt out. Read more here.

YouTube is testing an Instagram like Explore feature

YouTube is testing a feature to improve recommendations and help viewers find relevant content based on their history. YouTube Explore is touted to be on the lines of Instagram’s explore. Read more here.

Twitter called before Indian Parliament panel after allegations for being biased

Twitter has been summoned before Indian Parliament panel. According to the subpoena issued, they have to present their views on “safeguarding citizens rights on social/online news media platforms” on 11th February 2019. Read more here.

Facebook brings transparency to political ads ahead of elections

With an aim to creating a new standard of transparency and authenticity for political advertising on Facebook and Instagram, the social media mammoth bring more transparency to Instagram & Facebook political ads in India. Read more here.

Instagram announced IGTV previews to be shown on main feed; to disallow images of self harm

Instagram yesterday announced that they would be showing previews of IGTV on the main feed. Previously, Instagram launched a feature letting users share a preview of their videos on their IG Story. Read more here.

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