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Social Media News: Instagram Adds New Boomerang Features and Tests Desktop DMs, Facebook Accused of Pushing out Competitors in Class Action Suit

This week in social media news: Instagram updates it’s Boomerang features to help compete with TikTok’s editing capabilities, Instagram officially starts testing Direct Messaging on desktop and a group of mobile app developers have filed a class action complaint against Facebook accusing them of pushing out competitors by banning them from using their API. Instagram updates Boomerang features Instagram adds new creative features to Boomerang […]

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Social Media News: Twitter Conversation Participants, Facebook Will Allow Users to See Fewer Political Ads, A Browser Extension to Unhide Instagram Likes and More

This week in social media news: Twitter gives users more control over their conversations, Facebook features to see fewer political ads are launching soon, Facebook updates their Privacy Checkup, Twitter offers more resources to researchers, there’s a browser extension that will unhide Instagram likes and Facebook bans deepfakes. Twitter “conversation participants” feature soon to launch Twitter’s director of product management, Suzanne Xie announced a new […]

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Supporting animals affected by the Australian bushfires

Climate change and other environmental factors have caused Australia to have one of the worst bush fire seasons on record. These fires have devastated communities across Australia, causing the loss of property, belongings and tragically some lives. People and animals have been displaced as fires caused entire regions to be evacuated, and smoke has pervaded our capital cities for months. We’re thankful of the hard […]

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Social Media News: TikTok Builds a Deepfake Maker, Twitter Improves Topics and Lists and Snapchat Acquires AI Factory

This week in social media news: TikTok secretly builds a deepfake maker for the app but it hasn’t been released yet, Twitter focuses on improving Topics and Lists and Snapchat acquires AI Factory for $166 million. TikTok and parent company build a deepfake maker The fight against deepfakes on social media has been a big topic for powerhouses like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But while […]

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Social Media News: Instagram Minimum Age, Twitter Bans APNGs, Twitter Bug Matches Phone Numbers to Users and More

This week in social media news: Instagram launches a feature so users can add a minimum age that users have to be to see their content, Twitter bans animated PNGs after a prior attack on the Epilepsy Foundation, an Android bug on Twitter allowed a researcher to match 17 million phone numbers to users’ accounts, and Twitter appears to be working on a better search […]

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Social Media News: Instagram introduces Layouts, Brand Collabs Manager, bans certain branded content and more

This week in social media news, it’s all about Instagram. Here’s the scoop: Instagram adds a feature to make users pause when posting offensive captions, adds Layouts for Instagram Stories, bans branded content for certain products and introduces Brand Collabs Manager for select Instagram users. Also, over 267 million Facebook users’ personal info was compromised in an online database. Instagram feature to reconsider offensive captions […]

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Social Media News: Twitter decentralization project, Live Photos as GIFs on Twitter, Youtube updates harassment policy, Star Wars comes to Messenger

This week in social media news: Twitter announces that they will fund a project to develop a decentralized social network standard (and they’re already getting backlash), users can now turn iOS Live Photos into GIFs on Twitter, Youtube updates their harassment policy and Facebook partners with Disney to add Star Wars themes to Messenger. Twitter funds research team for decentralized social media Twitter CEO Jack […]

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Social Media News: Facebook Photo Sharing Tool, Twitter Privacy Center, Instagram Birthday Update and More

This week in social media news: Facebook releases a tool in Ireland to share videos and photos to Google Photos, Twitter launches a Privacy Center as a resource for users to get information, Instagram is asking for date of birth for new accounts and adding message controls to better protect younger audiences and Facebook is suing a Chinese company for ad fraud and cloaking. Facebook […]

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Social Media News: Twitter halts removing inactive accounts, Facebook prototypes “close friends” feature, Facebook and Instagram outages and more

This week in social media news: Twitter halts its plan to remove inactive accounts until they can figure out how to address the accounts of deceased loved ones, Facebook is prototyping a “Favorites” list similar to “Close Friends” on Instagram, Facebook and Instagram experience outages over Thanksgiving and Facebook launches Viewpoints where users can earn money from surveys. Twitter pauses removing inactive accounts Twitter announced […]

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Social Media News: Snapchat fact checks political ads, WT:Social launched, Facebook gets into memes and Twitter tests scheduling tool

This week in social media news: Snapchat CEO said in an interview that the platform is fact checking political ads, Wikipedia co-founder launches a news focused social network, Facebook makes a meme app only released in Canada and Twitter is experimenting with scheduling Tweets. Snapchat fact-checks political ads Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has joined the conversation about regulating political ads on social networking sites. While […]

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