Social Media News Round-Up: Google AR Filters, #FacebookDown, and more

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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 Google testing Snapchat-like AR Filters, YouTube rolling out changes to provide viewers more control of their homepage, and more.

Google is testing Snapchat-like AR Filters

Google Messages is testing AR Filters like Plane Effect, Balloons, Fireworks, and more for its app, Messages. Read more here.

#Testing Facebook Marketplace updates

Facebook Marketplace is testing two new features: Location Settings for mobile and user-to-user event ticket sales. Read more here.

Facebook addresses sensational health claims and updates ranking

Facebook has made two ranking updates to remove posts with exaggerated health claims and posts attempting to sell health-related products and services. Read more here.

Here’s why Facebook, Instagram, & WhatsApp were down last night

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were down last night for many users and the outage revealed that Facebook is reportedly information extracted from your photos. Read more here.

Twitter updates controversial tweets policy

Twitter is introducing a layer of additional information to tweets that are controversial or invite debate by high profile users and also updating it’s Search tab. Read more here.

YouTube announces changes to put users in charge of their homepage

YouTube rolls out changes to provide viewers more control over what appears on their home page. Read more here.

Facebook explains how it makes money and highlights user rights

Facebook has announced updates to their Terms Of Service to explain how the company makes money and explains user rights. Read more here.

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