Social Media News Round Up: Reddit Discover & more

Social Media News

Social Media platforms are constantly evolving and updating with newer features to increase relevance and stickiness for users, brands, and businesses. Here is our round up 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 Instagram’s new updates, Snapchat announcing new tools, and more.

Instagram merges Feed Video and IGTV

Instagram has shared upcoming changes and major updates for video products on the platform, including continued investment in Reels. Read more here.

Reddit introduces Discover tab to enable users in finding content & communities easily

Reddit has rolled out the new Discover tab by acting on the feedback received from users that wished to find more communities and new content. This navigational tool is the first rollout of a new tab in nearly two years. Read more here.

Facebook expands Reels globally; adds new tools, features & monetization options

Facebook Reels has now been launched in more than 150 markets; the platform is testing overlay ads amongst other monetization options for creators. Read more here.

Snapchat announces new tools for live events & creator monetization

Snapchat has announced a new ad placement for advertisers in the beta phase which would also allow creators to monetize their Stories; and also launched a new tool in collaboration with Ticketmaster. Read more here.

Twitter brings Paytm to the Tips feature in India

Twitter added Paytm as an additional payment provider to Tips. The Tips feature was first launched in 2021. Read more here.

Clubhouse adds the In-room chat feature for mic shy audience

Clubhouse rolled out a new feature for their audience who have been silent listeners and would prefer to voice their thoughts through chat. This new expansion enables the members to now be able to chat while they are tuned in, into a room. Read more here.