Social Media News

The social media world changes quickly. Keep up to date on the latest news on huge platforms like Facebook and Twitter and hear about what's next!
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Why Twitter Users Are Flocking to Mastodon
Instagram Product Tagging
All US Instagrammers Now Have Product Tagging Capabilities
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Your LinkedIn Contact Could Be a Deepfake
WhatsApp Communities
WhatsApp Revamps Group Chats and Rebrands Them ‘Communities’
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Snapchat and TikTok Might Be Great Education Platforms
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Twitter’s Edit Button Is a Bigger Deal Than You Think
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Reddit Is Bringing Back r/place for April Fools 2022
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Instagram Products Tags Turn Everyone Into a Shopkeeper
Instagram Feeds
Instagram Announces Two New Feed Options
Telegram's new download manager feature
Telegram's New Update Lets You Connect to Streaming Apps
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Twitter’s Tor Tool Topples Totalitarianism
Facebook Anti-misinformation tool
New Facebook Update Lets Group Admins Fight Misinformation
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Twitter’s Podcast Tab Might Not Spell Disaster
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We Don't Really Need an Instagram iPad App
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Instagram’s Adding Auto-generated Captions to Videos
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TikTok Increases Video Length to 10 Minutes
Reddit Discover tab
Reddit's New Discover Tab Encourages Exploration
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Your Free Social Media Costs Way More Than You Think
Snapchat Live Location
Snapchat Rolls Out New Live Location Security Feature
Snapchat Revenue Sharing
Snapchat Introduces Mid-Roll Ads and Revenue Sharing
TikTok on smartphone
TikTok Safety Updates Aim to Reduce Harmful and Hateful Content
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Twitter Articles Could Revive Personal Blogging
Metaverse Personal Space
Meta Adds Personal Boundaries to Fight Harassment in VR Games
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Twitter Is Expanding Tests for Upvotes and Downvotes
Try On for Home Decor feature
Pinterest to Launch Augmented Reality Previews for Furniture
Messenger end-to-end encryption
Facebook Messenger’s Got Some New End-to-End Encryption Updates
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How the EU Digital Services Act Could Change Social Media
Tinder Background Check
Tinder Adds Background Check Feature to Prevent Abuse
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Facebook's Messenger Kids Wants to Teach Online Safety
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Meta to Shut Down Video Speed-Dating App, Sparked
Meta/Facebook Security
Meta Launches Privacy Center to Educate Its Userbase
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Meta Doesn’t Want Your Data to End up in Hacker Databases
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TikTok Is Making Changes to Its 'For You' Feed
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How the PATA Act Hopes to Reduce Hate on Social Media
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‘Likes’ Don’t Have to Ruin Social Networks—If You Do Them Right
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WhatsApp Wants to Protect You From People You Don't Know
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Horizon Worlds Is the Metaverse Equivalent of Your Neighborhood
Tinder's new Music Mode
Tinder Teams up With Spotify for a New Music Mode
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Instagram Will Soon Have a Chronological Feed Option Again
Instagram's Take a Break feature on iPhone
Instagram’s Take a Break Feature Still Needs Discipline to Manage
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Twitter Prioritizes High-Profile Users in Its Project Guardian
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Multiple Instagram Accounts Are More Useful Than You’d Think
Take a Break tool
Instagram Introduces New Features for Underage Users
Signal app on iPhone
Here’s Why You Should Donate/Pay for Signal
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Thanks, TikTok: Why Your Feed Is Full of Creators
Facebook Messenger Split Payments
Facebook Messenger Testing New Split Payments Feature
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Twitch Streamers Say Ban Evasion Detection Tools Aren’t Enough
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What Does Twitter’s Image-Consent Rule Mean For Street Photography?
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Facebook Protect to Begin Requiring 2FA for Select Accounts
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Twitter’s New Privacy Boost Is Just a Start
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TikTok Prioritizes Creators With New 'Creator Next'
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Twitter Expands Private Information Policy to Include Images and Video
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Birdwatch Adds Aliases to Protect Twitter Usernames
Encrypted messaging
Meta Pushes Back End-to-End Encryption on Platforms Until 2023
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Instagram Subscriptions Are the Most Obvious Idea Ever
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It Doesn’t Really Matter How Social Media Timelines Are Ordered
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Instagram Adds Text to Speech and Voice Effects Features to Reels
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Clubhouse Gets Audio Recording Feature Called Replays
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WhatsApp Multi-Device Support Gets Public Beta Availability