📰 Social Media Pulse News: January 23, 2023

Your social media news for January 23, 2023:


  • Meta has updated its Accounts Center by centralizing cross-app user, privacy, and data settings, including ad controls.

  • Meta and Shutterstock have partnered to utilize Shutterstock’s extensive stock imagery database to help inform Meta’s AI image generation capabilities.


  • Facebook’s new Page Recommendation feature lets you know if your page has any violations that are limiting its reach.

  • As of February 6, you’ll no longer be able to link your news subscriptions to Facebook.


  • Instagram has launched several new features, including “Quiet Mode” to encourage breaks from the apps, better content control options, and enhanced parental supervision tools.


Tweet from Twitter Dev: Twitter is enforcing its longstanding API rules. That may result in some apps not working.

  • Community Notes will now accompany any Quote Tweets of posts that have them.

  • Blue for Business is being replaced by “Verification for Organizations” (you can sign up for the waitlist here).

  • …and those Verified Organizations will likely have a new tab showing Affiliates such as employees and other brand sub-accounts.

  • Twitter has made its Bookmarks feature more accessible within the tweet interface.

See a Tweet you want to save for later? It should be easy! Now on iOS, you can Bookmark a Tweet from the Tweet details—no more tap to share, tap to save. And when you Bookmark a Tweet, you can instantly access all of your saved Bookmarks.

  • Notice some broken features on Twitter? You’re not alone…here’s a list.

  • Twitter is offering generous ad spend matches to lure advertisers back to the platform.

  • Over three dozen companies in sports, news, and entertainment have signed content sponsorship deals with Twitter.

  • Non-logged-in users will no longer be able to choose the “Latest” tab for search results.

  • Twitter has launched an Annual Plan payment option for Twitter Blue.

  • A demonstration of Twitter’s upcoming 4,000-character tweet limit in action from Alessandro Paluzzi.

  • Twitter plans to refine Search to be more lenient for spelling mistakes and typos.

  • Twitter is working on a Video Chat feature.


  • LinkedIn is working on a separate Celebrations feed for updates like job changes, work anniversaries, and birthdays.



  • TikTok has a new “Save” button for videos.


  • WhatsApp now lets you message notes and reminders to yourself.

  • WhatsApp is making it easier to block spam, businesses, and even contacts.

  • WhatsApp is beta-testing voice notes in status updates.


  • Discord has purchased the anonymous poll app Gas.

  • Amazon has a new TikTok-esque app called Inspire—and they’re paying creators to test it out.

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