Social Snapshot – 11.08.2021

By Katy Howell | August 11, 2021

 

We know it can be hard to stay up to date with the social media news popping up every day. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Have a look at the latest happening in the world of social media through our social snapshot:

 

YouTube launches a new ad campaign to promote shorts usage

YouTube is looking to boost awareness of Shorts, with a new, global ad campaign that aims to showcase how people can use the option to add their own take on popular music trends.

Find out more here.

 

Instagram adds a new ‘audio’ tab to boost Reels engagement

Instagram has added a new tab within the search tab, making it easier to tap into trends based on music clips, with a focus on Reels creation based on the same.

Find out more here.

 

In the meantime, Twitter added a new raised hand emoji

Twitter has added a new raised hand emoji feature, available to Spaces speakers, hosts and co-hosts, which enables speakers to signal that they have something to add to the discussion, without interrupting the chat.

Find out more here.

 

Snapchat outlines its efforts to combat the spread of misinformation

Snapchat has published a new overview of its ongoing efforts to combat the spread of misinformation, which also provides some valuable insights into the variance between Snap and other platforms.

Find out more here.

 

LinkedIn adds a native video meeting option

Last week, LinkedIn has added a native video option within its messaging platform, which provides another way to connect with users, without the need to download a separate video app.

Find out more here.

 

And lastly, Facebook is updating the ‘Transfer Your Information’ Tool

Facebook is making some changes to its Transfer Your Information tool to make it easier for users to download the info that Facebook has stored on them.

Find out more here.

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