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Will Instagram Remove Like Counts From Its Posts?

Instagram is toying with the idea of removing like counts from posts on its network. Developer and blogger Jane Manchun Wong shared screenshots via Twitter of the test, which includes the following message within the application: "We want your followers to focus on what you share, not how many likes your posts get. During this...
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Twitter Is Already Eyeing the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day in 2020

Twitter rolled out a hashtag-triggered emoji for Earth Day and detailed ways it is contributing this year, as well as leading up to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in 2020. Hashtags including #EarthDay, #ClimateAction, #EarthRise and #VoteEarth will spur the addition of the special emoji to tweets. Twitter is teaming up with the San...
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Here Are the Winners of the 2019 YouTube Works Awards

YouTube revealed the winners of the 2019 YouTube Works awards, which the Google-owned video site created along with data and insight consultancy Kantar to highlight effective advertising content and campaigns on its platform. Xfinity Mobile was the big winner, earning the Grand Prix and Best Media Strategy awards for its Data in Dollars campaign. YouTube...
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Snapchat and the UN Are Teaming Up on an Earth Day Emissions Control Warning

Snapchat and the United Nations are teaming up on Earth Day to give Snapchatters a look at what Earth could be like in the year 2100--and it's not a good look. For 24 hours on Monday, Earth Day, a lens will be available via the Lens Carousel for U.S. users, providing a glimpse of what...
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TheWeedTube Will Spark Up Its iOS and Android Apps on 4/20

If you're going to release an application featuring videos from cannabis-focused content creators, there couldn't possibly be a more appropriate day to do so than April 20. TheWeedTube is marking the date that the cannabis community treats as a virtual national holiday with the debut of its new iOS and Android apps, as well as...
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Pinterest Is Treating Some of Its Pinners to Free Admission to Inspiring Places

Visitors to some of the most inspirational places in the world on Saturday, April 27, may be admitted free-of-charge, compliments of Pinterest. CEO Ben Silbermann said in a blog post that the company wanted to thank its users for the inspiration they have provided since Pinterest debuted in 2010, adding, "We couldn't have done it...
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Facebook Banned More Far Right Groups and Activists in the U.K.

After banning U.K. far right activist Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, who goes by Tommy Robinson, from Facebook and Instagram in February, the social network took aim at several like-minded groups and people in that nation earlier this week. The following British far right groups and people were banned from Facebook's platform: the British National Party and Nick...
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Snapchat: Here’s How to Delete a Snap From Memories

Did you know that Snapchat allows you to delete Snaps you no longer want from the Memories section of the application? Our guide will show you how this works. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Snapchat app on iOS. Step 1: On the Snapchat camera screen, tap the Memories icon at the bottom of...
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Pinterest Shares Closed at $24.40 on Their First Trading Day

Pinterest shares closed trading Thursday at $24.40 apiece after the company's initial public offering began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday morning at an opening price of $19 per share. The stock climbed slowly but steadily until around noon ET, remaining in the mid- to high-$24 range for the majority of the afternoon....
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Twitter Acqui-Hired the Highly Team to Help It Become More Conversational

Just the highlights, please. Twitter's most recent acqui-hire, Highly, may very well help the social network comply with that request. The team from Highly, an application that enables its users to highlight key portions of news stories and share those highlights publicly, will join Twitter. Andrew Courter, who founded Highly in 2014, said in a...
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Pinterest’s IPO Will Hit the New York Stock Exchange Thursday at $19 per Share

Pinterest's initial public offering is set to hit the New York Stock Exchange Thursday at an opening price of $19 per share. UPDATE: The stock climbed slowly but steadily Thursday morning, and it reached $24.15 per share at 12:22 p.m. ET. The company is offering 75 million shares of class-A common stock, as well as...
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TikTok: Here’s How to Turn Off Animated Thumbnails

By default, when you browse the search page in the TikTok application, each video will be represented by an animated thumbnail. Did you know that you can turn these animated thumbnails off, so that each video will be represented by a static image instead? Our guide will show you how this is done. Note: These...
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Snapchat and the Ad Council Are Taking Their Because of You Initiative to the Next Level

Snapchat and the Ad Council are expanding on the Because of You campaign they initially introduced last October in support of National Bullying Prevention Month. Because of You encourages teens to think about the power of their words and actions and how they affect others. The messaging application created filters, stickers and Snap Ads to...
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Facebook Rolled Out a Tributes Section for Memorialized Accounts

The Tributes section for memorialized accounts that Facebook initially discussed in March made its official debut last week, and legacy contacts gained additional controls. Since February 2014, Facebook has been leaving the privacy settings on memorialized accounts unchanged from how deceased users left them. Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg said in a Newsroom post...
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Mother’s Day Posts by Brands on Facebook, Instagram Dipped Slightly Last Year (Infographic)

Mother's Day posts by brands on Facebook and Instagram were down slightly in 2018 compared with the previous year, according to social marketing firm Unmetric. Unmetric examined the most engaging Mother's Day-related social posts by brands over the past six years, and it found that Facebook was the social network of choice, accounting for 52%...
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Facebook Is Pulling the Plug on Messenger Peer-to-Peer Payments in the U.K. and France

Facebook Messenger users in the U.K. and France will no longer be able to make peer-to-peer payments via the applications as of June 15. The feature will remain active for people in the U.S., as Facebook retains money transmitter licenses throughout the country. P2P payments via PayPal were introduced for Messenger in October 2017, and...
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NHL Players Are Sharing Their Stanley Cup Playoffs Experiences in a Video Diary Series

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are heating up the ice, and National Hockey League players with the trophy in their sights are sharing their experiences on the league's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram channels. One player on each of the 16 teams participating in the postseason is taking part in video diary series Cup Confidential, where they...
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Facebook’s ‘Remove, Reduce and Inform’ Problematic Content Strategy Has Several New Elements

Facebook met with a group of journalists last week at its headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., to share several updates to its "remove, reduce and inform" strategy, which was introduced in 2016 for handling problematic content across its family of applications. Vice president of integrity Guy Rosen and head of News Feed integrity Tessa Lyons...
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LinkedIn Added a Teammates Option to Prioritize Activity From Managers, Peers, Direct Reports

Team spirit is spreading at LinkedIn following the professional network's debut of its Teammates feature, which enables members to ensure that they see updates from the people they work directly with. Teammates will begin rolling out on desktop and mobile in the U.S. in the coming months, with worldwide availability following shortly thereafter. Members with...
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Facebook Added an Inventory Filter to Its Brand Safety Toolkit

Facebook gave advertisers another brand safety tool with last week's introduction of the inventory filter, which provides more control over the content their ads appear next to. The social network said in a blog post that its new inventory filter applies to in-stream video ads, as well as ads within Instant Articles and its Facebook...
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News Feed Posts and Facebook Stories in the Same Feed?

A Facebook feed containing content from both News Feed and Stories has been spotted in the wild. A spokesperson for the social network said that while Facebook is always exploring ways to help people engage with News Feed and Stories, "We are not currently testing this publicly." Developer and blogger Jane Manchun Wong shared screenshots...
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Here Are the Brands and Organizations Winners for the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

The winners in the brands and organizations categories for the 11th Annual Shorty Awards were unveiled Wednesday morning. The ceremony will take place at the Playstation Theater in New York's Times Square Sunday, May 5. Gregory Galant, co-founder of the Shorty Awards and CEO of MuckRack, said in a statement, "We saw a big increase...
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Here Are the Brands and Organizations That Won in the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

The winners in the brands and organizations categories for the 11th Annual Shorty Awards were unveiled Wednesday morning. The ceremony will take place at the Playstation Theater in New York's Times Square Sunday, May 5. Gregory Galant, co-founder of the Shorty Awards and CEO of MuckRack, said in a statement, "We saw a big increase...
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Facebook Messenger: Here’s How to Turn on Dark Mode

Facebook recently updated its Messenger application with a toggle that allows users to quickly turn dark mode on and off. Our guide will show you how this works. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Facebook Messenger app on iOS. Step 1: Tap your profile picture in the top-left corner of the screen. Step 2:...
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Facebook Messenger Added a Toggle Switch in Its Settings to Activate Dark Mode

Dark mode for Facebook Messenger is now available via a toggle switch in the application's settings that was rolled out globally Monday. Dark mode was one of the features detailed when Facebook introduced Messenger 4--the simplified version of its flagship messaging application--last October. In March, the feature became accessible by sending the crescent moon emoji...
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LinkedIn Is a Newcomer to the Reactions Game, With 4 Options Joining Its Like Thumbs-Up

When Facebook globally rolled out its Reactions feature in February 2016, the additions of the love, haha, wow, sad and angry options to its iconic like thumbs-up seemed natural. But can the same be said of LinkedIn? The professional network introduced its own set of Reactions last week, with its already existing like thumbs-up joined...
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PayPal’s Peggy Alford Was Nominated for a Seat on Facebook’s Board of Directors

Facebook's board of directors is one step closer to adding its first female African-American member following the nomination last week of Peggy Alford. Alford has been with electronic payments service PayPal since May 2011, currently serving as its senior vice president, core markets. Prior to PayPal, she held senior roles at eBay's Rent.com and held...
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Twitter Reported Progress in Actions Against Abusive Content Before People Report It

Twitter provided an update on its efforts to maintain a safe environment without relying solely on its users reporting abusive content. Vice president of services Donald Hicks and director of product management, health David Gasca revealed in a blog post that 38 percent of the abusive content it has taken enforcement actions against since last...
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Facebook Is Making Its Ads Manager and Business Manager Easier to Navigate and Use

Facebook is rolling out a simpler interface for its Ads Manager tools for advertisers, and an update to its Business Manager tools is up next. The social network said in a blog post that more updates will come to both tools throughout the year. The new Ads Manager interface, which began rolling out Tuesday, includes...
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Snapchat: Here’s How to Change Your Friend Emojis

By default, Snapchat will show certain emoji next to your friends if they've met specific requirements. For instance, an emoji will appear next to your "#1 Best Friend" in the application. Did you know that you can change these emoji to suit your tastes? Our guide will show you how this works. Note: These screenshots...
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