Welcome to the world of social media updates for February 2023!
Social media platforms are constantly evolving and changing to keep up with the ever-changing demands of their users.
In this month’s updates, we can expect to see improvements to user experience, new features, and updates to algorithms that determine the content we see on our feeds.
As social media continues to be a dominant force in our digital lives, it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest changes and trends in order to make the most out of our social media experience.
- By including lengthier video snippets in its Idea Pins format, Pinterest follows TikTok’s example and offers another opportunity to increase interaction with your content. Given that Pinterest serves over a billion video views daily, this will give users more room to tell a story in their Idea Pins. Hence, it’s something they should think about doing.
- The company’s multiple initiatives to address workplace diversity, product safety, environmental effect, and internal governance are detailed in Pinterest’s first-ever Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Impact Report.
- The Oversight Board for Meta has announced a shift in strategy that will allow it to hear more cases faster and make more recommendations on policy changes and app updates.
2. The ‘Why Am I Seeing This Ad’ listing, which offers insight into ad targeting and how Meta’s systems display advertising to each user, has been updated by Meta.
- Instagram announces removal of live stream shopping features. Live shopping, which has been extremely popular in Asian countries and has been seen as a significant driver of revenue growth for western social applications, does not appear to be taking off as quickly as many had thought.
2. With a “Memory” Story prompt now appearing in certain users’ feeds, Instagram is experimenting with a new strategy to encourage users to re-share their older posts.
- Twitter wants to make Tweetdeck an exclusive feature for Twitter Blue. According to a mention in the back-end code of the app, TweetDeck, Twitter’s own platform for managing tweets, will soon become a Twitter Blue exclusive feature, making it accessible only to paying Twitter users.
- Longer tweets have been made available to Twitter Blue users in the US, and now paying users can post tweets up to 4,000 characters long.
- Reddit shares insight into the rising financial conversation in the app. Reddit has more than 100,000 active communities that span a wide range of topics. These communities bring passionate users together to discuss niche subjects, which frequently sheds light on more specialised advice, insight, and expert knowledge.
- According to persons familiar with the situation, the Information reported on Tuesday that Reddit plans to go public later this year, most likely in the second half.
Discord Stage Channels add the functionality of screen and video sharing.
The Verge, an American technology news website, reports that Discord has improved its Stage Channels functionality to allow video, screen sharing, and text chat for spectators to engage with hosts and one another.
Stay tuned for the latest updates in the social media world!