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 Facebook launching a meme making app called Whale, Snapchat announcing important updates from their quarter, and more.
Pinterest introduces new tools to prevent self-harm
Pinterest is introducing coping exercises to compassionate search and more of such tools to prevent self-harm. Read more here.
Snapchat Third Quarter 2019: Key Takeaways
Snapchat announces Daily Active Users increasing 13% year-over-year to 210 million with an increase in revenue. Read more here.
Twitter updates Political Ad Policy following global ban
Twitter announces an updated Political Ad Policy following the global ban of most Political Ads on the platform. Read more here.
Tinder launches new in-app experience: Festival Mode
Tinder Festival Mode allows users to add a badge to their profile, highlighting planned destinations to match and chat with other attendees. Read more here.
Snapchat increases the duration of mid-roll ads
Snapchat is capitalizing on its growth in the third quarter of 2019 and is now increasing the duration of the mid-roll ads. Read more here.
Facebook launches a meme making app called Whale
Whale – a meme making app by Facebook, lets you use your own images or from their stock photo library and add text & effects and more from the app. Read more here.
Facebook partners with the Ministry of Women and Child Development to push for digital literacy
Facebook is expanding its association with government agencies and ministries to better target issues and promote digital literacy. Read more here.
TikTok tests shoppable platform features
TikTok is testing the option to add links in bio and posts; shoppable feature reportedly available to high performing creators. Read more here.
Facebook introduces brand safety controls
Facebook shares updates on improving the environment for people and advertisers on the platform. Read more here.
Twitter rolls out Hide Replies feature globally
Twitter hide replies has been launched on a wider scale to allow people more control over the conversations they start. Read more here.