Social Media News Round Up: Snapchat’s new features, Instagram & Twitter’s tests 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 removing inauthentic behaviour from India & Pakistan, Snapchat localising into 4 Indian languages, Twitter introducing in-app appeal and a lot more.

Snap Inc. introduces “App Stories” for Third-Party Apps

Snap Inc. today announced new Snap Kit capabilities and partnerships, including App Stories, which lets Snapchatters create custom Stories for partner apps, directly from Snapchat. Additionally, the company announced new partners across the Snap Kit ecosystem. Read more here.

Twitter is testing labels for conversation threads: author, mentioned, and following

Twitter wants it to be easy to follow or join conversations on the platform and is therefore testing labels on conversation threads. Read more here.

Snapchat can now help you solve math problems and turn monumental places to hilarious sights

Snapchat at their first-ever press event, Snap Partner Summit, announced partnerships with Photomath, Giphy and introduced AR Bar and Landmarkers. Read more here.

Snapchat is testing new Snap Map UI, Status & Passport

Snapchat is testing a new UI for Snap Map which would allow you to check-into locations by using a Bitmoji character and a passport which helps you keep a track of all the places you’ve been. Read more here.

Twitter now let’s you appeal an account suspension or locked account from within the app

Twitter has launched a new feature for users being banned from the platform that would allow them to make an appeal from within the app. Read more here.

Snapchat localised into 4 Indian languages

Snapchat today announced its localization into 4 Indian languages – Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and Punjabi. Read more here.

Facebook removed coordinated inauthentic behaviour and spam from India and Pakistan

Facebook has removed Pages, Groups and accounts for violating Facebook’s policies on coordinated inauthentic behavior or spam. Today’s action includes four separate takedowns — each distinct and unconnected. Read more here.

Mark Zuckerberg announces the introduction of News Tab on Facebook

In a discussion posted by Mark Zuckerberg with Mathias Döpfner, CEO, Axel Springer, he announced the initiation of a news tab including the business model and ecosystem to support it. Read more here.

#Testing: Instagram is planning to launch a video progress bar for videos on feed

Instgaram is testing a video progress bar for videos on feed, letting you skip forward or rewind back to a point you want to watch. Read more here.