Social Snapshot 24.06.20

So many insights and developments in one week – let’s get right to it with our Social Snapshot!

TikTok reveals how its algorithm works

TikTok is working hard to demonstrate it is a transparent company, with this week providing another level of transparency – explaining how its recommendations algorithm works, how videos gain traction, and even how they don’t.

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Twitter soft-launches audio Tweets on iOS

Sometimes 280 characters aren’t enough, and plenty of people today talk exclusively through voice memos over WhatsApp. Now, Twitter is testing a new feature that will allow you record your own message for up to 140 seconds of audio.

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Instagram will allow Advertisers to create ads without linking to Facebook

Recently, Instagram updated its ad’s features to allow creators to directly make money through the platform – now linking to a Facebook Page might no longer be required.

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LinkedIn expands roll-out of LinkedIn Stories to Australia

First launching in Brazil, the Netherlands and the UAE, now users in Australia will receive access to LinkedIn’s story feature – functioning largely the same as they do on Facebook and Instagram.

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Instagram tests shopping tags in post captions

Some Instagram profiles now have the ability to add product tags to their post captions, letting users go straight through to a shoppable product page. The feature is one of many supporting Instagram’s growing focus on eCommerce. 

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Facebook offers option to opt-out of political ads

While being mainly focused on the United States, Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook would be offering users the option to switch off political ads entirely – building on the options introduced in January that allowed for limited targeting by political advertisers.

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