Social Media News Round-Up: Instagram Reels, YouTube analytics, & more

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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 the testing of Reels by Instagram in India, Facebook introducing Journalist Registration, YouTube launching analytics for artists, and more.

Facebook introduces Journalist Registration

Facebook is rolling out the ability for people who work at news organizations to register as a journalist on Facebook, which would give them access to benefits, tools, and features built with journalists’ needs in mind. Read more here.

Instagram introduces Reels in India

India is the fourth country, after Brazil, Germany, and France, where Reels is being tested by Instagram as a new, short-video format. Read more here.

YouTube launches Analytics for Artists

YouTube has introduced Analytics for Artists, to give them an extensive overview of their viewers, reach, and performance on the platform. Read more here.

LinkedIn launches community support features

To combat these chronic times of non-availability of resources and lesser job opportunities, LinkedIn has launched features to enable the communities to aid each other and connect with the required resources. Read more here.

Testing: Instagram Reels in India

After Brazil, France, and Germany, Instagram Reels, a short format video creation feature has been found to be testing in India. Read more here.

CBSE & Facebook partner to launch curriculum for students and educators

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Facebook have partnered to launch a curriculum on digital safety & online well-being and augmented reality(AR) for students and educators. Read more here.

YouTube launched RPM for creators to track their revenue rate

YouTube rolled out RPM to aid creators better understand their earnings in accordance with their channel’s performance. Read more here.

Twitter is speculated to be working on a subscription platform

Twitter recently posted a job opening for a new team codenamed ‘Gryphon’, who will be ‘building a subscription platform’. Read more here.


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