Social Media News Round Up: Instagram’s tests, LinkedIn’s updates 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.

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Social Media News this week was dominated by Facebook setting up an election response team, Twitter recording over 4.8 million tweets on cricket, Instagram testing new features and a lot more.

Facebook Hosts AI for Social Good Summit, announces Key Initiatives

Facebook has announced a host of initiatives dedicated to delivering social and inclusive growth by harnessing the power of emerging technologies led by Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read more here.

Instagram’s tests and updates: Categories on Explore, pop-up for offensive comments, and more

Instagram is testing updates on direct messaging for creator accounts, pop-up warnings for offensive comments and tweaking the Explore Page. Read more here.

Over 4.8 million tweets registered as Cricket season begins

The summer of cricket is here and the conversation continues to heat up on Twitter. Since the start of March, there’s been over 4.8 million Tweets on cricket from teams, players, and fans alike. Read more here.

Facebook is setting up a election response team ahead of Lok Sabha elections

Facebook has cumulated an election response team that’ll work closely with the Election Commission of India; many of Facebook’s tools and products, too, have been revamped for the same. Read more here.

Twitter launches #LokSabhaElections2019 emoji

Twitter India welcomes the Election Commission of India’s SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation Program) (@ECISVEEP) onboard the platform. Read more here.

LinkedIn Messenger gets new features to make setting up meetings easier

LinkedIn has updated Messenger with new features to make setting up meetings easier, allowing users to share their availability and find a spot to meet. Read more here.