Here are 10 social media updates that you might have missed out on. 

Keeping them short and sweet for a quick read!

 

  • Pinterest Launches New ‘Content Claiming Portal’ to Better Protect IP

 

Pinterest is looking to provide users with more ways to protect their IP on the platform with a new Content Claiming process that will enable creators to register their original content and manage its future use via Pins.

 

  • Child Health Experts Call on Facebook to Abandon Plans for an ‘Instagram for Kids’ As reported by the New York Times, the coalition – which includes the Consumer Federation of America and the Parents Television and Media Council – says that, ‘Not only would the project fail to see youngsters currently active in the main app switch over to the kid-safe version, which is a key motivation for the tool, but it could also negatively impact a wider range of children via Facebook’s established processes.’ 

 

 

  • Facebook Adds Scheduling for Stories, New Ad and Business Discovery Options

 

Facebook has announced the addition of some new features for its Business Suite management platform, including Stories scheduling for both Facebook and Instagram, along with a new business discovery process from the News Feed.

 

  • Twitter Outlines Evolving Approach to Algorithms as Part of New ‘Responsible Machine Learning Initiative’

 

As explained by Twitter:

“When Twitter uses ML, it can impact hundreds of millions of Tweets per day and sometimes, the way a system was designed to help could start to behave differently than was intended. These subtle shifts can then start to impact the people using Twitter and we want to make sure we’re studying those changes and using them to build a better product.”

 

  • Clubhouse’s Android Version is Moving Closer, as Competitors Continue to Rise

 

Clubhouse may be close to addressing a key limitation in its growth, with its Android app now progressing, which would open up the app to a whole range of potential new users.

 

  • Google Launches Video Ad Experiments to Help Refine Marketing Approaches

 

With the increasing focus on video marketing, this could be a big help in improving your outreach and promotional efforts. 

Google has announced that it’s adding a new video experiments element in Google Ads, which will enable brands to test and compare different approaches, in order to refine their video marketing approach.

 

  • Instagram Adds New Tools to Protect Younger Users, New Safety Guide for Parents

 

This restriction will prevent adults from texting any users under the age of 18 who don’t follow them.

 

  • Facebook Tests New ‘Green Screen’ Creation Option for Facebook Stories

 

This new feature will enable users to overlay their video over a selected video or still image. It’s time to get creative!

 

  • Facebook Adds New Tools to Enable Content Creators and IP Holders to Detect and Report Violations

 

As explained by Facebook:

“Copyright owners can opt to claim and collect ad earnings on copyrighted content that is published by pages that meet our Community Standards and our partner monetization policies, and their content meets our content monetization policies.”

 

  • Instagram Announces That Stories Drafts are Coming Soon

 

Instagram will soon add a new option that will enable the users to save their Instagram Stories as drafts, to be posted at a later stage.

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