Social Media News Round Up: Facebook’s outage, YouTube’s AR Filters, 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 Twitter’s improved reporting options, YouTube’s information panel and a lot more.

Facebook Updates: Gaming section on main navigation, Share to Story, and more

Facebook Updates 2019: Facebook is testing a few updates and has begun an initial rollout of a new Gaming section on the main navigation. Read more here.

Facebook, Instagram, Messenger & WhatsApp face the longest outage till date

Facebook and Facebook-owned platforms – Instagram, WhatsApp & Oculus faced an outage wjere users were able to open these platforms but were facing issues. Read more here.

Twitter’s new prototype Twttr to be used for testing new features

Twitter rolled out a new prototype app called Twttr that would be used to test new features to a select number of users. Read more here.

YouTube Stories now have Snapchat-like AR Filters

YouTube Stories and ARCore’s Augnmented Faces API or Snapchat-like filters will let you add layers to Stories like animated masks, glasses, 3D hats and more. Read more here.

Twitter improves reporting options for tweets sharing personal information

Twitter added new reporting options that specify tweets sharing personal information, enhancing the reviewing process on the platform. Read more here.

YouTube launches information panel to debunk sensitive content

YouTube is rolling out a new feature, displaying information panels providing more insights on a video verified by YouTube’s fact-checking partners. Read more about YouTube Information Panels. Read more here.