Social Media News Round-Up: Instagram removing Following tab, Twitter data breach and more

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Social media news this week was dominated by Instagram removing the Following tab, Twitter inadvertently sharing users' personal information with advertisers for targeted advertising and more.

Instagram removes Following tab inviting some priceless reactions

The ‘Following’ tab on Instagram that lets you see what the people you follow are engaging with has been removed. Read more here.

Mark Zuckerberg responds to the growing threat from TikTok & Elizabeth Warren

In a series of leaked recordings from Facebook’s internal meetings, Mark Zuckerberg talks about the competitive threat from TikTok. Read more here.

Twitter shares personal information from 2FA with advertisers

Twitter disclosed that your email address or phone number may have been shared with advertisers for advertising purposes. Read more here.

Instagram tests AR driven product trial experience

Instagram is testing an option to let users try-on a product with AR functionality, generating an immersive experience. Read more here.

Facebook concludes the inaugural Thumbstoppers Summit in Asia

Facebook India today hosted the inaugural Thumbstoppers Summit, a platform in Asia for creativity in mobile video advertising. Read more here.

Twitter launches real-time initiatives ahead of #AssemblyElections2019

Ahead of #AssemblyElections2019, Twitter India is attempting to make it easier for voters to know their leaders with initiatives like #ChaupalOnTwitter. Read more here.

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