Twitter verification
Twitter verification system is coming back in early 2021
The public feedback process has already started. It will continue until December 8 of this year.
Twitter warn
Twitter will now warn you before liking a disputed tweet
It is rolling out on the web and on iOS to all users around the world this week.
Snapchat Spotlight
Snapchat ‘Spotlight’ is yet another TikTok rival
TikTok is the new Snapchat stories. Every other social media app wants to imitate it.
Instagram Reels and Shop
Instagram REALLY wants you to watch Reels and Shop on its app
While two new buttons come to the navigation bar, Instagram is moving the notification button and ‘add new media’ button at the top of the screen.
Mute chats forever on WhatsApp
You can now mute chats forever on WhatsApp
WhatsApp is reportedly working on a slew of new features.
Mute chats forever on WhatsApp
WhatsApp could soon allow you to make voice and video calls using its web client
When you get a call on WhatsApp while using the web client, a pop-up window appears with options for receiving and rejecting the call.
Snapchat Sounds
Snapchat’s Sounds feature will let you add songs to your Snaps and Stories
Aside from adding licensed music, Snapchat users will also see a “Play This Song” link that will let them hear it on Spotify or Apple Music.
Twitter
Twitter wants you to quote tweet instead of retweeting, will restrict tweet actions
All Trends in the “For You” tab will include a description to tell Twitter users why exactly a particular topic or person is trending.
Instagram Reels
Instagram Reels gets more like TikTok with new audio features
Instagram has been testing new features lately and really pushing Reels.
Instagram Threads
Instagram Threads is getting an update, and no one knows why
It affects all four users of the app.
Twitter brings its ‘read an article before retweeting’ prompt to iOS
Twitter wants you to read an article before you retweet it, and so far, the social media platform has received a positive response.
WhatsApp now lets you mute a contact or group forever. Hallelujah!
WhatsApp’s new ‘Always’ mute feature is now live on v2.20.201.9 and v2.20.201.10 beta builds, and might soon be released via stable channel.
Telegram update brings search filters and the ability to go anonymous as group admin
Telegram v7.1 update also adds a new conversation feature that adds a comment button to the posts that involve a discussion group.
Facebook’s new Accounts Center will let you cross-share posts and stories on Instagram
The Facebook Accounts Center will also let users enter their Facebook Pay information only once and automatically carry it over to Instagram.
Apple grants Facebook’s paid online events temporary exemption from its App Store fee
Apple won’t charge its standard fee for a period of three months, but paid online events hosted by game creators won’t get a reprieve.
Twitter is expanding its ‘read an article before retweeting’ prompt globally
Twitter says that its experiment proved successful as the number of people who actually read an article before retweeting it rose by 33%.
Instagram Reels update brings longer videos, new edit features
Now, users can create 30-second videos and extend the timer to 10 seconds while they are recording.
Twitter voice DMs
Get ready for audio bombs in your inbox as Twitter tests voice messages in DMs
Twitter’s voice message in DMs will have a barebones interface with just a play/pause button and a pulsating profile picture of the sender.
Everyone is doing stories, so Pinterest now has its own version too
Called Story Pins, they won’t disappear after 24 hours and can be pinned to your board like regular posts.
Facebook is giving creators more control over the usage of their images
Creators can choose to monitor the usage of their images, block it or attribute the right credit via an ownership link on the post.
Twitter verification
Twitter boosts account security protocols to avoid election period disasters
Twitter will prompt owners of ‘high-profile’ accounts to activate 2FA and will automatically enable its Password Reset Protection.
YouTube launches its own TikTok rival called YouTube Shorts in India
YouTube Shorts should be 15 seconds or less, and there will also be an option to speed up or slow down the speed of your clips.
Facebook returns to its college roots with the launch of Campus section for students
A Campus profile will be separate from a Facebook profile, and content posted in the Campus section can only be used by other Campus users.
Google’s experimental Fundo platform is now open for all creators to host paid online events
Fans can have a 1-on-1 chat and even pose for photos with their favorite creator for a virtual photobooth experience.
Instagram Stories now show up on Facebook for some users as part of a test
Facebook has confirmed that only those who follow you on Instagram can view your Instagram Story on Facebook.