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 Bhuvan Bam announcing a membership programme with YouTube, Twitter’s election statistics, Instagram testing ‘hide like counts’, and a lot more.
Want to join Bhuvan Bam’s army?
Bhuvan Bam of BB Ki Vines has announced a BB Membership Programme in association with YouTube with the motive of creating a big loyal family – BB Army. Read more here.
Instagram is testing to hide the like counts on a post & communal video viewing option
Instagram is testing a new video viewing option which would allow users to watch video content on the platform with a co-viewer, while also seeing them on the screen, watching their reactions – all in real-time. Additionally, as a part of Instagram Updates 2019, the photo-sharing app released a number of other updates… Read more here.
How to create 3D Posts on Facebook with it’s new features?
Facebook is launching three new features: 3D Photos in Stories, 3D Photos Creation on the Web & 3D Photos Creation on Android to grow the product. Read more here.
Facebook gears up for Elections 2019 by combatting misinformation and increasing transparency
Facebook is working to prevent abuse on services, during elections with more transparency, combating misinformation and promoting civic engagement. Read more here.
Facebook tests integrating Stories and News Feed into one swipeable feed
Facebook is testing a new UI, wherein Stories and Posts are fused in one feed, where instead of scrolling you’d swipe through the posts. Read more here.
Twitter records 45.6 million Tweets around Lok Sabha Elections
Facebook is updating and adding tools for memorialized accounts
Facebook is introducing a new tributes section, adding additional controls for Legacy Contacts, Memorialization and AI for memorialized accounts. Read more here.
YouTube tests two new internal metrics to determine quality content
YouTube in the process of opposing the decreasing quality of content on the platform, is testing two new metrics to measure constructive offerings. 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.