Social Media News Round-Up: Instagram launches Reels, YouTube to update terms of service, and more

News Round Up

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 Instagram launching Reels in Brazil, YouTube announcing an update in its terms of service and Instagram starting to hide like counts.

Facebook gets 22.6K data requests from India

India stood second in the list of countries to send data requests to Facebook, for 54% requests, some data was produced. Read here.

YouTube updates shoppable ads

YouTube is introducing shoppable ads in YouTube home feed and search results, helping extend the reach of shopping campaigns. Read here.

Instagram launches Reels in Brazil

Facebook’s photo-sharing app has launched Instagram Reels in Brazil, with a concept that’s very similar to ByteDance’s TikTok. Read here.

Twitter wants your feedback on its deepfake policy plans

Social media platform Twitter on Monday unveiled its plan for handling deepfake videos and other manipulated media and called for feedback from the public. Read here.

YouTube to update Terms of Service next month

YouTube is updating its Terms of Service next month; can terminate access to services if the account is ‘no longer commercially viable’. Read here.

Instagram hides like counts

After a flurry of reactions on the idea to hide like counts and its effect on influencer marketing, Instagram is now starting to execute the plan. Read here.