Social Media News Round Up: Snap Games, Facebook & Instagram demoting inappropriate content and more

Social Media News

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Social Media News this week was dominated by Snapchat’s launch of faster & better Android app, Instagram’s civic engagement stickers and a lot more.

Snap Inc unveiled ‘Snap Games’ for the community

Snapchat recently unveiled Snap Games — an all-new real-time multiplayer gaming platform featuring original and third-party games from Game Closure, PikPok, Spry Fox, Zeptolab, and Zyng. Read more here.

Snap announces new slate of Snap Originals

Snap Inc. today announced its new slate of Snap Originals, the company’s premium, mobile shows created exclusively for Snapchat’s audience. Snap’s new shows will be available globally on Snapchat’s Discover page, one of the industry’s leading made-for-mobile video platforms. Read more here.

Instagram may soon make IGTV available for advertising

Instagram may soon start showing ads on it’s vertical video platform and monetize the content by creators on IGTV. Read more here.

Snapchat releases a faster and better Android app

Snapchat has released a revamped version of it’s Android app that they had been rewriting since 2018. Read more here.

India is now YouTube’s largest and fastest growing audience in the world

At its annual flagship event, Brandcast, YouTube shared insights on the exponential growth of online video ecosystem and how it is interlinked to India’s Internet growth story. Read more here.

Snapchat launches creative tools and polling information for Indian voters

Snapchat is supporting efforts to get people to the polls and is guiding users to resources provided by the Election Commission of India. Read more here.

Facebook & Instagram to remove, reduce, demote & inform about inappropriate content

Facebook held a press event at Menlo Park to provide an update on maintaining the integrity of content that circulates through the Facebook family of apps. Read more here.

Instagram releases civic engagement stickers for Elections 2019

Instagram has introduced a sticker to represent voting for people across the country to share their excitement around voting on the platform. Read more here.

LinkedIn releases Facebook like Reactions

LinkedIn is starting to roll out a set of LinkedIn Reactions on LinkedIn, giving you more ways to quickly and constructively communicate with one another. Read more here.