Social Snapshot – 29.03.2023

What’s happening in the world of social media? What are the updates you need to know about to keep up with all the platforms’ news? Grab a coffee and keep reading – the newest social media news is here in our weekly social snapshot! 👇

TikTok’s rolling out a new way to refresh your For You Page

TikTok is giving its users the option to start fresh on TikTok. The new feature enables people to refresh their For You feed if they feel their FYP isn’t relevant anymore, by rebooting the algorithmic recommendations. No more “why am I watching this TikTok?” 🙃

Find out more here.

Instagram’s testing full-length Reels replays in Stories

Instagram is testing out the ability to share full-length Reel videos at up to one minute long within Stories. Some Instagram users are already seeing full Reels without having to leave Instagram Stories. Thank you, Instagram!

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Twitter will only show verified accounts in users’ ‘For You’ recommendations.

Yeap. Twitter has done it again. Elon Musk has announced that, as of April 15th, only Tweets from Twitter Blue subscribers will be recommended in the ‘For You’ tab. In other words, if you aren’t paying for the blue tick, your content won’t be pushed 🙃

Find out more here.

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew appears before Congress

On the 23rd of March, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified before the US Congress, in a hearing where he was questioned about TikTok’s relationship with China, and how children are protected on the app.

Find out more here.

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