Social Media News Round Up: LinkedIn’s updates, Twitter’s new ad-unit 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 LinkedIn launching a new feature for Research Hub, Twitter introducing 6-second video ad-unit for advertisers on the platform and a lot more.

Twitter is testing a filter in DM requests

Twitter is trying out an option to filter out the unwanted DM requests sitting in your message box. Read more here.

Facebook improves movie marketing with new features

Facebook has launched two new ad solutions – Movie Reminder Ads and Movie Showtime Ads, to aid movie marketers and help people find the movies they like. Read more here.

Instagram is hiring hackers to bug-check it’s checkout feature

Instagram is summoning white hat hackers a.k.a security researchers to test the ‘Checkout’ feature. Read more here.

Facebook to discard Chats from Groups

Facebook is removing the option to start a Messenger Chat on Facebook Groups, starting August 16. Read more here.

Twitter 6-second video bidding available to advertisers

Twitter has announced a 6-second video bid unit to advertisers globally to aid instant brand impact. Read more here.

LinkedIn announces Insights and Research for Success Hub

LinkedIn has launched Insights and Research page within Success Hub for Marketers to aid you strengthen your social media marketing strategy. Read more here.

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