📰 Social Media Pulse News: August 1, 2022

Your social media news for August 1, 2022:


Facebook

  • In case you haven’t experienced it yourself yet, admins now have the ability to tag @everyone in their Facebook groups (the feature can—thankfully—only be used once per day). Facebook also announced new Messenger chat shortcuts, the ability to put a chat on Silent mode, in-message payment options, and GIF search.

screen shot of a FB groups admin using the @everyone tag option


Instagram

  • Instagram head Adam Mosseri addressed Instagram changes including the full-screen feed (“just a test!”), the feed’s shift to videos (photos aren’t going away, but he stands by the shift to video as representative of user behavior), and Recommendations (he offers tips to offer the user greater control over impacting or even muting these in favor of accounts they’re following):

  • …then promptly backtracked on many of them in the face of public uproar (including a Change.org petition!), stating, “…we’re trying to clean it up, trying to explain everything. But also we’re going to make a couple of changes over the next week or two to also make sure that we are listening to the feedback and reacting responsibly.”

  • It appears Instagram DMs will now have a separate Calls tab in addition to the existing Primary, General, and Requests sections in the inbox, implying a greater focus on video and audio calls from with the app (previously, that history had simply appeared with the rest of your DM history with that user).


Twitter

  • Twitter is testing improved navigation for Communities via popular hashtags placed at the top of the Community interface.


LinkedIn

Screen Shot of LinkedIn post explaining how Carousels will work


YouTube


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