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.
Social Samosa brings you all the latest social media news, platform updates, and trends dominating the digital ecosystem. Social media news this week was dominated by the launch of new features for LinkedIn, privacy wars between GOI and social media platforms, and more.
Snapchat introduces public profiles for Business Account
Snapchat has introduced public profiles for Businesses, giving brands of all sizes a free, permanent home for enabling them to create content and engage with fans. Read more here.
Facebook introduces Live Shopping Fridays
With the introduction of Live Shopping Fridays on Facebook, the shoppers will be able to purchase products via live sessions and ask questions about the latest trends from the brands and vendors conducting the sessions. Read more here.
Instagram introduces insights for Reels and Live
With the introduction of insights for Reels and Live, creators and businesses will be able to better understand how their content in these formats is performing on Instagram. Read more here.
Facebook, Twitter & others could face government action over new rules
Social media giants like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others are yet to comply with the new digital ethics guidelines set by the Ministry of Electronics and IT, as the deadline ends today & could be subjected to government action. Read more here.
All you need to know about new LinkedIn marketing features
With the introduction of new LinkedIn marketing features, brands and agencies will be able to reach a large audience and grow their community with features such as boost post and updated mobile page analytics. read more here.
WhatsApp sues Indian government, says new media rules mean the end to privacy – sources
The lawsuit escalates a growing struggle between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and tech giants including WhatsApp, Facebook, Google parent Alphabet and Twitter in one of their key global growth markets. Read more here.
Instagram & Facebook roll out the option to remove likes
After a series of tests on various ways of hiding likes, it has now been announced that users on Instagram and Facebook will have the option to hide their public like counts. Read more here.
Facebook shares updates on developments against misinformation
In an attempt to curb the spread of misinformation, Facebook will be providing context for fact-checked content, expanding penalties for users sharing misinformation, and will be launching redesigned notifications for posts that have been debunked. Read more here.
Privacy Wars Escalate: Twitter, Delhi Police & MeitY issue statements
Accusations, explanations, and rebuttals are being flung by all relevant authorities in the wake of Twitter Inc offices being raided by the Delhi Police. Read more here.
YouTube Updates: Tax Info notice for Creators, and more
New updates of YouTube include information regarding channel memberships extension to more countries, improvement in comments page performance, tax information for creators, and moving hashtags below the video titles. Read more here.