Social Media News Round-Up: Facebook algorithm updates, Twitter Carousel Ads launched, 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.

Social Samosa brings you all the latest news, platform updates and trends dominating the digital ecosystem.

Social Media News this week was dominated by Chtrbox clearing the air after allegations of Instagram Data Breach, Twitter’s tweetdeck getting updated & carousel ads launch, YouTube’s change in the portrayal of subscriber counts and more.

Facebook updates algorithm to give users their time’s worth

Facebook is updating the Facebook algorithm with two major changes prioritizing which friends you might want to hear from the most and links you might consider the most worthwhile. Read more here.

Instagram to distinguish new likes from old ones

Instagram is testing an update to categorize the likes your posts get into old and new. Read more here.

Twitter updates Tweetdeck with much needed features

Tweetdeck rolls out new features such as GIF’s, threads, polls, and emojis in a recent update. Read more about the Tweetdeck updates here. Read more here.

Chtrbox clears air post data breach allegations

Chtrbox spokesperson shares that personal data has not been acquired through unethical methods. Read more here.

Instagram revamps IGTV with singular feed

Instagram has scrapped the categories on IGTV with one algorithmically suggestive feed. Read more about the IGTV Singular Feed. Read more here.

Facebook rolls out ‘Why Am I Seeing This Post’ in a bid to hand control to users

According to a feature spotted by Social Samosa, Facebook is asking users for their preferences and allowing them to take control & customize their News Feed while explaining why they see a certain post. Read more here.

Testing: Twitter carousel ads for App Install campaigns

The micro-blogging platform is testing Twitter carousel ads with a fresh design letting you add multiple images for App Install campaigns. Read more here.

Facebook Groups become the new target for spammers

The biggest challenge for digital platforms has been, being one step ahead of spam. While Facebook has been a constant target, the threat of spammers looms large on it again this week and this time Facebook Groups have been the target. Read more here.

Twitter records 396 million Tweets for #LokSabhaElections2019

Twitter was a hotbed for breaking news and real-time public discussions about the#LokSabhaElections2019 by the citizens. Read more here.

YouTube is changing the way viewers see YouTube subscriber counts

YouTube will now be showing abbreviated YouTube subscriber counts publicly instead of the full count. Read more here.

LinkedIn is making advertising more transparent with a new Ads tab

LinkedIn is introducing a LinkedIn new Ads tab on LinkedIn pages where members will be able to view all the Sponsored Content. Read more here.