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 Instagram testing an option letting you run your existing Instagram shoppable posts as ads and working on a feature ‘Clips’, inspired by TikTok.
YouTube launches dedicated fashion content portal
YouTube has launched YouTube Fashion, a destination for style content on YouTube; it’ll feature original content from the industry. Read more here.
Instagram tests shoppable posts as ads
Instagram is testing an option that would let you run your existing Instagram shoppable posts as ads in Ads Manager. Read more here.
Twitter allows rearranging photos while writing a tweet via drag and drop
Twitter launches a new feature letting you rearrange photos in a tweet in the desired order. The much-awaited drag and drop feature is finally here. Read more here.
Snapchat to launch a dedicated news tab
Snapchat is creating a Democratic Primary Debate Channel for users that are interested in news and political content. Read more about the Snapchat News Tab here. Read more here.
LinkedIn introduces auto-generation of image alt-text
LinkedIn now automatically adds alt-text to images that don’t have it and will alert you if alt-text has been assigned. Read more here.
YouTube brings new policies for children’s content
YouTube has announced new data practices for children’s content on the platform, improvements to YouTube Kids, and more. Read more here.
Facebook location settings updated following Android 10 and iOS 13 release
Facebook provides updates on the Facebook location settings, following the release of Android 10 and iOS 13. Read more here.
Instagram tests an unmasking feature for passwords
Instagram is testing a feature that would let you unmask your password while logging in. Read more here.
Instagram private accounts posts can be shared publicly
Instagram private accounts posts including photos & videos and Stories from a private Instagram account can be shared via a web browser. Read more here.
Instagram now lets anyone create & publish AR Effects
Spark AR effects on Instagram can now be created and published by anyone, as their public beta on Instagram kicks off. Read more here.
Instagram reportedly working on a feature inspired by TikTok
Instagram is working on a feature called Clips and the striking similarities suggest it’s a clone of TikTok. Read more here.