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TikTok Gains ISO 27001 Certification in the UK, US

TikTok said Tuesday that it is officially ISO 27001 certified in the U.K. and the U.S., with India, Ireland and Singapore to follow soon. Chief information security officer Roland Cloutier said in a blog post that independent third-party auditors performed a series of rigorous checks to confirm that TikTok's controls, global security and risk operations...
Tags: Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Apple Enables Subscription Podcasts

Apple unveiled a new option for podcast creators at its Spring Loaded event on Tuesday: Paid subscriptions. While Apple Podcasts will continue to offer ad-supported audio, this move signals new consumer revenue for the tech giant and a direct challenge to Spotify. Podcast publishers that wish to enable subscriptions have to pay $19.99 to enroll...
Tags: Audio & Podcasting, Media, Platforms, Subscriptions


Reddit Zeroes In on Search

Reddit is in search of input on how it should improve its search experience. The platform said in a blog post that it recently doubled the number of people working on improving search and created an entirely new team devoted to search experiences. The next steps will include: Redesigning the search results user interface from...
Tags: Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Facebook Makes Its Foray Into Different Types of Audio

Ever since the Mark Zuckerberg popped up on Clubhouse two months ago, there has been little doubt that he had something up his sleeve. The social media company unveiled new audio projects, partnerships and creator tools on Monday, signaling that it wants to be a serious player in social audio and podcasting. In an interview...
Tags: Audio & Podcasting, Media, Platforms, Publishing


Pinterest Rolls Out Content Claiming Portal Tool

Pinterest rolled out a way for creators to protect their content and determine how it can be used on the platform. The new Content Claiming Portal tool enables creators who complete this application and receive approval to upload their original content and choose from these enforcement options: Mine only: Existing and future versions of the...
Tags: Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Facebook’s Data Portability Tool Renamed Transfer Your Information

Facebook added new options to its data portability tool, enabling users to directly transfer their notes and posts to Blogger, Google Docs and WordPress, and the tool is being renamed Transfer Your Information. Facebook These new capabilities join the already existing options of transferring photos and videos to Backblaze, Dropbox, Google Photos and Koofr. Transfer...
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Facebook Details Updates, Tests, Ad Options for Businesses on Its Platform

Facebook is testing and introducing several updates to help businesses on its platform boost their chances of being discovered and better connect with customers and potential customers. The social network began testing a new experience on News Feed in the U.S., enabling users to tap on topics that interest them--such as beauty, clothing and fitness--and...
Tags: Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Instagram: How to Remix a Reel

Instagram recently debuted a Remix feature for Instagram Reels that allows users to incorporate other users' Reels into their own posts. When users create a Remix, another user's original Reel will appear on the left side of the screen, while the their own recording will appear on the right. Both videos will play at the...
Tags: Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Instagram: How to Stop Users From Remixing Your Reels

Instagram recently introduced a Remix function for Reels, which allows users to incorporate other users' Reels videos into their own content. By default, any Reel uploaded after the debut of this feature will have the Remix feature available. However, creators can turn the feature off if they don't want users to be able to Remix...
Tags: Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Clubhouse Is Now a $4 Billion Company

Clubhouse just announced it has closed its Series C funding round, which values the company at $4 billion. The round was led by the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz with investors Tiger Global and DST Global joining for the first time. Co-founder and CEO Paul Davidson confirmed the news in Sunday's town hall with users....
Tags: Media, Advertising, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, DST Global, Platforms, Billion Company, Paul Davidson


Clubhouse Closes Its Series C Funding

Clubhouse just announced it has closed its Series C funding. The round was led by the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz with new investors Tiger Global and DST Global joining the round. Co-founder and CEO Paul Davidson confirmed the news in Sunday's town hall with users, but did not immediately disclose the financials behind the...
Tags: Media, Advertising, Andreessen Horowitz, Tiger Global, DST Global, Platforms, Paul Davidson


Newsletter Platform Substack Goes Local

Substack, the newsletter platform, has become an object of obsession for journalists in recent months. The siren call of independence, minimal editing and, in some cases, bloated advance deals has lured name-brand journalists away from legacy publications including The New York Times. It's also attracted a cohort of divisive writers: Recently, Substack saw an exodus...
Tags: Media, Advertising, New York Times, Platforms, Newsletters, Substack


Instagram: How to Restore a Recently Deleted Post

Did you know that Instagram gives users a limited amount of time to restore the posts they've deleted? When users delete a regular post or a Stories post from their Archive, they'll have up to 30 days to restore the post before it's permanently deleted. If users delete a Stories post within the first 24...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Facebook Continues ‘More Together’ Campaign With Two Spots Focused on Dance and Basketball

Facebook has released two new spots for its "More Together" campaign, begun in May 2019, to promote its Groups feature and the power of community on the social networking platform. The newest ads from Wieden+Kennedy show dancers and deaf basketball players in the films "DeafHoops" and "Dance Accepts Everyone." They communicate the feeling of acceptance...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Advertising, Social Media, Platforms, Wieden Kennedy, Facebook Continues


Instagram: How to View Recently Deleted Posts

When you delete a regular post or Story post on Instagram, it won't be permanently deleted right away. Instead, the post will go to your "Recently Deleted" menu, where you will have the ability to view it and restore it for a limited amount of time. Regular posts and Stories posts that you delete from...
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Clubhouse Names Sean Brown Head of Sports Partnerships

On Wednesday, the social audio app Clubhouse announced that Sean Brown will lead its sports partnerships efforts, the latest addition to its leadership team. Most recently, Brown was a senior marketing director at Wasserman, a sports marketing agency, and previously worked at Nike on its Air Jordan brand. "I'm grateful to create with such a...
Tags: Media, Advertising, Nike, Platforms, Brown, Wasserman, Air Jordan, Sean Brown, Sports Marketing


Facebook’s Revenue Chief David Fischer Reflects on His Tenure

Facebook's chief revenue officer David Fischer announced two weeks ago that he is departing the company after 11 years. The former Google executive joined Facebook in 2010 to build out the social platform's still-burgeoning ad business. In an interview with Adweek's David Cohen at Mediaweek, Fischer reflected on the job, making sure to note how...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Advertising, David Cohen, Adweek, Platforms, David Fischer, Mediaweek Fischer


Instagram Tests a Way for Users to Choose How to Handle Like Counts

Instagram is testing a new option that would allow its users to decide how they want to treat like counts. The small group of people involved in the test can choose between leaving their Instagram experience as-is, not seeing like counts on other users' posts, or turning off likes on their own posts. A similar...
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Instagram: How to Request Verification

Instagram features a profile verification system that adds a checkmark icon to profiles used by prominent companies and individuals. This checkmark allows users to safely interact with "real" accounts, rather than potential imposters. Instagram allows users to request verification for their account if they are a notable public figure or celebrity, or they represent a...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


NowThis Partners With TikTok for Viral, a New Live Show About the Pandemic

NowThis, the Group Nine-owned news brand, is working with TikTok on a weekly 45-minute livestreamed interview show about the pandemic, called Viral, which debuts Thursday at 6 p.m. ET. TikTok is co-producing the show and will pay NowThis to support the initial five-episode run. The show, which will address the global confusion about vaccines and...
Tags: Media, Advertising, Platforms, NowThis the Group Nine


Facebook NPE Team Tests Speed Dating App Sparked

Facebook Dating is already a thing and, if a new application being tested by the Facebook NPE Team gains enough traction for an official rollout, Facebook speed dating may become a thing. The social network confirmed that its New Product Experimentation Team is running a small beta test of a video speed-dating app called Sparked,...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Dating, Facebook NPE Team, Facebook NPE


LinkedIn to Help Members Address Employment Gaps

LinkedIn released some updates to ease the concerns of members with gaps in employment caused by the pandemic. The professional network added new job titles including stay-at-home dad, stay-at-home mom and stay-at-home parent, and in the coming weeks, members using those descriptions will not need to specify a company or employer. LinkedIn LinkedIn also plans...
Tags: Advertising, Linkedin, Platforms, LinkedIn LinkedIn, Social Pro Daily


Facebook, Economist Intelligence Unit Continue to Study the Digital Divide

Nearly 70% of global respondents to the most recent Value of the Internet Survey believe the increased internet usage brought on by the pandemic represented a "new normal" that will continue indefinitely, while just 3% said no aspects of their lives had seen dramatic online shifts. Facebook and the Economist Intelligence Unit released the fifth...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Economist Intelligence Unit, Platforms, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Economist Intelligence Unit Continue


Facebook Oversight Board to Hear Cases on Content Allowed to Remain on Facebook, Instagram

Facebook's independent content oversight board is taking on more responsibilities, saying Tuesday that Facebook and Instagram users can now appeal decisions by those platforms to let other users' content remain online. Since it started receiving applications last October and taking cases last December, the board had been limited to ruling on appeals of decisions by...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Platforms, Facebook Instagram, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Oversight Board


Developers Get More Options Through Facebook Limited Login

Facebook added user age range, birthday and friends to the options developer can select for their applications when using its Limited Login functionality. There are currently two distinct modes for Facebook Login: Classic Login, which enables app users to create new accounts or access existing accounts, while giving apps access (with Facebook approval and user...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Platforms, Facebook Login, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Limited Login


LinkedIn Ads Guide Provides Single Destination for All Ad Specs, Formats

LinkedIn rolled out a new LinkedIn Ads Guide Monday, providing brands with a single destination for ad specifications, formatting recommendations and general information about all of the professional network's advertising offerings. The information is broken out into four different categories. Lead Gen Forms LinkedIn said its Lead Gen Forms provide pre-filled forms for LinkedIn ads,...
Tags: Advertising, Linkedin, Platforms, Social Pro Daily, Lead Gen Forms LinkedIn


Twitter Begins Building a Team in Ghana

Twitter is looking to establish a presence in Africa by actively building a team that will be based in Ghana. Director of product management for global markets Uche Adegbite and product lead Kayvon Beykpour said in a blog post Monday that the company is looking to fill several roles on teams including communications, design, engineering,...
Tags: Africa, Advertising, Ghana, Kayvon Beykpour, Platforms, Social Pro Daily, Uche Adegbite


Infographic: Consumers Are Making More Purchases Through Social Media in the Pandemic

While many people haven't been frequenting physical stores during the pandemic, they have instead been flocking to digital stores--and particularly, browsing new items via social media. A recent survey conducted between March 8-10 by Bazaarvoice, a software company that connects retailers with consumers, shows that consumers are using social media to browse brands and make...
Tags: Ecommerce, Advertising, Social Media, Magazine, Platforms, BazaarVoice, Data Points


TikTok: How to Use the Music Visualizer Effect

TikTok began rolling out a series of interactive music creative effects that users can add to their videos. Six new effects will be released in total, with the first being Music Visualizer. This effect adds a background to users' videos that pulses to the beat of the music users select for their content. Our guide...
Tags: Advertising, Platforms, Social Pro Daily


Facebook Portal TV Video Calling Device Now Supports GoToMeeting, Zoom

Portal From Facebook added support for GoToMeeting and Zoom to its Portal TV video calling device. Support for videoconferencing applications BlueJeans, GoToMeeting, Webex, Workplace From Facebook and Zoom was added to the Portal, Portal Mini and Portal+ devices last August. Facebook said in a Newsroom post, "Now, your favorite Zoom functionality extends to the largest...
Tags: Facebook, Advertising, Platforms, Newsroom, Social Pro Daily, Facebook Portal TV, Webex Workplace From Facebook



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