Social Media News Round Up: Instagram’s Ramadan filter, Twitter’s retweet with GIF, 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’s updates about video ranking to boost original content, YouTube releasing the Q2 letter where YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki shares the platform’s priority for the upcoming quarter. Instagram’s Joint Chat sticker, and more.

Facebook Stories adds a new feature for birthday

Facebook is launching Facebook birthday stories globally — a way for friends, family and everyone in the community to add digital birthday cards, photos or videos to a story celebrating the big day. Read more here.

Facebook updates video ranking to boost original content

Facebook is introducing a series of ranking updates to prioritize original Facebook videos that people seek out and help video creators. Read more here.

YouTube takes freemium route with Original & Specials

YouTube has announced all of its forthcoming original series and specials will soon be available for fans around the world to watch for free with ads. Take a look at the YouTube Originals list. Read more here.

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki addresses creator feedback and updates on 2019 priorities

Living upto responsibility, support creator & artist success and improving communication and engagement are the top priorities of Susan Wojcicki, CEO, YouTube. Read more here.

Data: Russell, Hardik smash it out of the park on Twitter in week 5

Andre Russell (@Russell12A) and Hardik Pandya (@hardikpandya7) were the stars of week 5 in #IPL2019 says IPL 2019 Twitter data. Reda more here.

Twitter now let’s you retweet with GIFs, photos or videos

Twitter announced that starting today, on iOS, Android and mobile website, you can Twitter retweet with added media like GIFs, photos or videos. Read more here.

Instagram is testing a Join Chat Sticker

Instagram is testing a way for users to join a private chat from Stories with the Instagram Join Chat Sticker. Read more here.

Instagram launches Ramadan-themed campaign and filter

Instagram has rolled out an Instagram Ramadan filter and campaign for users to take the goodness of this month online. Read more here.