Social Snapshot — 14.02.2024

Are you ready for another social snapshot? Each week, we explore the latest trends in social media, saving you the hassle of searching for the most noteworthy moments. Let’s jump into the highlights:

Roses are red, violets are blue, here are the top searched flowers for someone special to you:

Google shares search activity, which points to what’s popular this year, and what people want to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

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Instagram and Threads are ramping up their systems to avoid recommending political content:

Instagram’s Adam Mosseri reveals plans to minimise political content on both Instagram and Threads, aiming to reduce exposure to divisive debates for users weary of constant political discourse.

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Instagram’s Grid Preview feature is now available to more users:

Instagram’s Grid Preview feature expands its availability to more users, offering a visual preview of how photos and carousel posts will appear on their feed. This benefits users aiming for a consistent aesthetic without needing third-party apps.

As of February 1st, Universal Music Group has begun removing its tracks from TikTok

Universal Music Group has initiated the removal of its tracks from TikTok following unsuccessful negotiations for a new rights agreement, terminating their existing deal. Consequently, music by artists such as Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Bad Bunny will no longer be accessible to TikTok users. This development deals a significant blow to a platform where trends frequently centre around popular music.

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