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TikTok Launches New Strikes-Based Penalty System for Repeat Offenders

February 2, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

TikTok is rolling out a new strikes-based system for account suspensions and penalties, in order to weed out repeat offenders in the app, as opposed to taking action on each individual case. Which, according to TikTok, is a common problem: […]


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LinkedIn Adds New Newsletter Showcase Tools to Help Users Tap Into Newsletter Growth

January 31, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

After going through a brief boom period a couple of years back, where every social platform was looking to add in newsletter features, the option has cooled somewhat in recent months, with most now scaling back their newsletter creation options. […]


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TikTok Adds New Video Insights Element to Dig Deeper into Content Trends

January 31, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

TikTok’s looking to help creators get a better understanding of their video performance, and the specific elements that work in each clip, with a new Video Insights analytics element, now available within the Reporting section of TikTok Ads Manager. As […]


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Instagram’s Founders Return with a New Social App

January 31, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger are launching a new social app, though its initial focus will be more on content specifically, as opposed to social elements. At least in its early stages. Called ‘Artifact’ (which is a combination […]


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Instagram Rolls Out Inbox ‘Notes’ to More Regions

January 30, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

After launching its new Notes feature in selected regions last month, Instagram is now expanding Notes access, with users in Europe and Japan now also able to add Notes within the Direct inbox in the app. Notes are short posts, […]


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YouTube Will Provide More Context on Policy Violations with Two Coming Updates

January 20, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

Amid growing frustration among YouTube creators in regards to the platform’s most recent policy update, YouTube has provided updates on two key developments on this front, with the next stage for its display of timestamps for Community Guidelines violations, and […]


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Instagram Adds New ‘Quiet Mode’ to Help Users Take Breaks, Extra Manual Controls for Reccomendations

January 19, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

cInstagram’s adding more ways for users to control their in-app experience, with new tools that better enable you to take a break from the app, and options to manage what you’re shown in content recommendations. First off, Instagram’s adding a […]


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YouTube Tests New Location Tagging Element in the Shorts Upload Process

January 19, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

YouTube’s looking to help users add more context to their Shorts clips, with the addition of location tagging within the upload flow in the app. As you can see, YouTube’s now rolling out a new ‘Location’ field in the Shorts […]


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Challenges Continue at Twitter, with Revenue Down 40% Year-Over-Year

January 18, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

Imagine the chaos if we lost both TikTok AND Twitter within the next six months. That seems pretty crazy – and maybe it is. But with TikTok facing a potential ban in the US, due to lingering concerns about its […]


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Twitter Launches Updated Tweet View Count Display on Tweets

January 17, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

Twitter has updated its new view count display on tweets, which Twitter chief Elon Musk believes could be a good way to encourage more Twitter users to engage in the tweet conversation. Last month, Twitter rolled out its new view […]


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Twitter’s Looking to Update its Search Feature to Account for Spelling Mistakes and Mistypes

January 13, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

Of all the various changes and tweaks that have resulted from Elon Musk’s time as Twitter CEO thus far, of all the subscriptions, view counts, checkmarks – of all that, this may well end up being the most significant. How […]


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Meta adds additional ad targeting restrictions for teen users

January 12, 2023

Via: Marketing Dive

Meta has increasingly come under scrutiny for its questionable advertising practices — which were most recently ruled illegal under the European Union’s data-protection law — adding pressure on the Facebook and Instagram owner to set the record straight. Efforts around […]


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Twitter Rolls Out New, Swipeable Feed of Only Users That You Follow in the App

January 10, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

As flagged by Twitter chief Elon Musk over the weekend, Twitter has today rolled out its new swipeable timeline option, which will make it easier for users to switch between the algorithm-defined main feed (which includes recommended tweets from people […]


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Instagram’s Updating its UI, with the Shop Tab to Disappear from the Main App Screen

January 9, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

Instagram’s UI is getting an update, with a few minor tweaks to the app layout, and the placement of function buttons on-screen. As you can see in this image, from February, the navigation bar at the bottom of the app […]


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Twitter’s Looking to Launch Advanced Search in its Mobile App

January 4, 2023

Via: Social Media Today

It’s been in the works for a while, and now, Twitter’s getting close to launching its advanced search filters on mobile, which will provide a range of new filters and options to hone in your Twitter search. As you can […]


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Instagram Chief Outlines Key Areas of Focus for the App in 2023

December 28, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

2022 was a mixed year for Instagram, with the platform reaching a new milestone in monthly active users (2 billion), while also repeatedly copying TikTok and seemingly losing its own identity, at least to some degree, in the process. The […]


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Twitter Tests Updated Format for Tweet View Count Display

December 27, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

Okay, everyone hates the new tweet view counts – or not so much hates them, as a concept, but hates the way that they’re displayed, which currently produces these types of double line stat summaries. People also don’t like that […]


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Twitter Rolls Out Priority Tweet Ranking, Longer Video Uploads to Blue Subscribers

December 23, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

Twitter’s updated Twitter Blue subscription package is slowly rounding into shape, with two more elements now live for paying subscribers, including prioritized ranking of subscriber tweets. Twitter re-launched its $8 subscription package two weeks back, after addressing flaws in its […]


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Elon Musk Says ‘Ad Free’ Version of Twitter Blue is Coming

December 13, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

I’m not exactly sure how Twitter’s current product mapping process is structured, but I’m pretty sure that Elon Musk doesn’t consult anyone else before announcing future directions. Which, I guess, when you own the app, you can do, though it […]


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Instagram Updates Account Status with New Insight into ‘Shadowbans’

December 7, 2022

Via: Social Media Today

Instagram’s looking to provide more transparency for creators with a new update to its in-app Account Status dashboard that will indicate whether your content is eligible to be recommended by its various systems, and will also provide pointers on how […]