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 announcement of LinkedIn acquiring Oribi, Meta, Twitter and Instagram launching new features, and more.
Twitter updates & expands the Birdwatch program
Twitter has expanded the Birdwatch program to more users and has updated the tool with new improvements based on feedback from contributors, users, and academic researchers. Read more here.
LinkedIn acquires Oribi to accelerate marketing attribution capabilities
LinkedIn has acquired Oribi to further scale the value delivered with actionable insights and campaign analysis to members and customers, and expand their global presence. Read more here.
Meta launches digital security course for journalists
Meta has announced a new, online digital security and safety training course for journalists and human rights defenders; the program is created and managed by the International Center for Journalists in partnership with the Border Center for Journalists and Bloggers (BCJB). Read more here.
Twitter launches a tool to manage online harassment
Twitter has launched a new tool in collaboration with Jigsaw for users who face targeted online harassment, to enable them to manage or report such unsolicited activities. Read more here.
Instagram launches tags highlighting creator credits
Instagram has launched enhanced tags on the platform with an intent to make it easier for creators to receive credits for their work. Read more here.
Snap Inc joins hands with Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog
Snap Inc. announces partnership with Atal Innovation Mission and NITI Aayog to drive Augmented Reality (AR) skills among the Indian youth. Read more here.
Meta adds new tools and features for Facebook Group admins
Meta has added a number of more features for Facebook Group admins to enable automated management and reduce their workload for moderation. Read more here.
Instagram rolls out “Convert to Reel” feature for Stories Highlights
Instagram has introduced a new feature that allows you to create Reels from your curated Stories Highlights. The feature might not be available to all yet. Read more here.