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Social media news this week was dominated by the release of a video-conferencing app JioMeet, Facebook announcing another privacy breach, and shutting down Lasso, its clone of TikTok, and more.
Testing: All Instagram Stories to feature on one page
After testing Stories being displayed in multiple rows, Instagram has now moved on to test ‘See All Stories’ display option with select users. Read more here.
Facebook changes algorithm for News Content
Facebook will now be prioritizing original reporting and news stories with transparent authorship on the Home Feed. Read more here.
Facebook Launches Avatars in India
Launch of Facebook Avatars in India was announced. This will help users create a unique digital persona. Read more here.
90+ brands pause social media ads to fight misinformation & hate speech
Over 90 brands including names such as Coca Cola, Verizon & Starbucks have announced a boycott of social media advertising to put pressure on platforms for taking action against racist content. Read more here.
Twitter tests updates for Fleets
Twitter is working on new features and options for Fleets, their version of Stories. The features seem to be in the testing phase as of now. Read more here.
Facebook Updates: Shuts down Tik-Tok clone, Privacy breach, and more
Facebook has shut down Lasso, their version of TikTok, and has announced another data breach, along with more updates. Read more here.
LinkedIn introduces name pronunciation for Profiles
As per a new update to make the platform inclusive, users can now record and display their name’s pronunciation on the LinkedIn profile. Read more here.
Reliance Jio launches Zoom-rival JioMeet
JioMeet, from the house of Reliance Jio, is a free video-conferencing application, that can also host meetings with up to a hundred participants along with video-calling. Read more here.
YouTube launches SmartReply for Creators