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 Linkedln displaying service, Facebook updates in UI and Watch, Pinterest tools to help users deal with stress and more.
LinkedIn introduces displaying services on Profile
LinkedIn is introducing a new LinkedIn Profile Display feature that would display the services you offer on your profile, letting clients discover you easily. Read more here.
Most paid Instagram celebrity influencers: Priyanka Chopra & Virat Kohli on the list
Instagram Rich List 2019 by Hopperhq reveals the celebrities who have topped the chart for making millions from sponsored posts and associations. Read more here.
Facebook hit with a $5 billion penalty – What does it mean for Facebook’s future?
Facebook and The Order have agreed on a settlement subjecting FTC’s investigations, with a penalty and a new privacy program. Read more here.
Facebook announces updates in UI & Watch
Facebook updates its interface with ‘Shadow Banning Patent’, introduces modifications in its Watch services, and more. Read more here.
Tinder launches Traveler Alert, a safety feature for LGBTQ+ users
The Traveler Alert will appear when the app is first opened in countries that still have discriminatory laws, to educate and warn users about the potential dangers LGBTQ+ people face. Read more here.
Snapchat DAUs increased by 8%, now 203 million strong
Snapchat’s revenue increased 48% year-over-year to $388 million in the second quarter of 2019. Snapchat DAUs also witnessed growth. Read more here.
Instagram updates account disabling for content violation polices
Instagram is rolling out a new policy where, in addition to removing accounts with a certain percentage of content violating guidelines, a certain number of violations within a given window of time will also result in the removal of the account. Read more here.
Pinterest adds tools to help users deal with mental stress
Pinterest has introduced a slate of tools and well-being activities for users to help them cope with anxiety, stress, and sadness. Read more here.
Facebook changes how Page posts & ads appear on NewsFeed
Facebook Mobile ads and Page posts will appear differently from 19th August 2019 with major changes to text and media ratio. Read more here.
Twitter tests icons for threads; to provide more context on hidden tweets
Twitter is testing icons on a thread of tweets indicating the author of the original tweet and more. Read more here.