Social Media News Round Up: LinkedIn video meetings, & more

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 Twitter announcing users can now hold Spaces with co-hosts, LinkedIn launching a video meeting solution, and more.

Twitter users can now hold Spaces with co-hosts

In a slate of new updates launched by Twitter to further develop Spaces, the platform expands the capacity of a Space along with introducing the functionality that allows hosts to invite two co-hosts. Read more here.

UNICEF & Facebook collaborate to build safer online experiences for the youth

The partnership seeks to create a safe environment for children online and offline. It aims to improve children’s resilience and capacity to access the digital world safely, increase awareness of violence against children and its impact on communities. Read more here.

YouTube initiates Creator Program for independent journalists

Creator Program aims to bolster digital journalism and independent journalists. Indian journalists such as Pari Saikia, Rohit Upadhyay, and Sehar Qazi are a part of the new program. Read more here.

Twitter mobile app & web vamped up with a redesign plus new font

Twitter has launched a major redesign clearing up visual clutter, adding new buttons and contrasting colors, along with applying the new visual language introduced with Chirp. Read more here.

YouTube launches safety updates for young users

YouTube has announced the rollout of additional protection layers for young users, specifically those under the age of 18 consuming content on YouTube and YouTube Kids, as a preventive measure. Read more here.

LinkedIn launches Microsoft-powered native video meetings

To enable video communication on the professional network, LinkedIn is leveraging Azure, a cloud computing service by Microsoft, to launch a video meeting solution. Read more here.