Social media platforms are constantly evolving and updating with newer features to increase relevance and stickiness for users, brands, and businesses. Here is our roundup of Social Media News for this week.
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Social media news this week was dominated by Facebook introducing new dashboard for businesses to handle issues, Snapchat introducing public view counts for Spotlight and Twitter testing Birdwatch.
Facebook introduces Dashboard for businesses to handle issues such as suspensions
The ‘Recent Account Issues’ Dashboard is a tool to manage all accounts and asset problems, track their status, and take necessary actions to attain a resolution for the same when needed. Read more here.
Facebook improves AI technology used to generate photo descriptions
Automatic Alternative Text (AAT) that generates photo descriptions for visually impaired users on Facebook can now detect 10x more concepts in a photo and outline more details with the help of AI. Read more here.
Snapchat introduces public view counts for Spotlight
Videos in Spotlight, the in-app platform for user-generated content on Snapchat, now show public view counts overlaid on the video, above the username. Read more here.
Twitter tests Birdwatch, a tool to handle misinformation
Birdwatch, a feature that enables a group of users to provide context on Tweets that may contain misleading information, is currently being developed in the pilot program by Twitter. Read more here.
Twitter launches 2021 Planner for marketing professionals
Incomplete or inactive Twitter accounts to now lose their blue verified badge
As Twitter begins enforcing its new verification policy, the platform has put out a set of criteria that a verified account needs to adhere to, for retaining the blu-tick badge. Read more here.