Seven recent social media updates you should know about

Hannah Bergman-Brown - 26th April 2023

In this fast-paced world of social media, it’s important to stay up-to-date with the latest changes and developments. From new features to controversial decisions, the landscape is constantly shifting. In this blog post, we’ll be highlighting some recent news in the social media world, including Instagram’s new link options, TikTok’s stance on climate change denial, Microsoft dropping Twitter from its ad platform, and more. Whether you’re a business owner, content creator, or simply a social media enthusiast, these updates are worth noting. Let’s dive in.

  1. Instagram just gave you more options to showcase your brand with up to five links in your bio. You can now easily direct your followers to your website, landing pages, supported causes, or even your other social media profiles.
  1. TikTok is taking a stand on climate change by banning all climate change denial content. This means that all climate-related content searches will be directed to ‘authoritative information,’ which is a step towards more responsible social media use.
  1. Microsoft is shaking things up by dropping Twitter from its ad platform. With Twitter losing half of its biggest advertisers following Elon Musk’s takeover, it’s no surprise that other platforms are rethinking their ad strategies.
  1. TikTok has confirmed that you can still upload ten-minute TikTok’s. This is great news for businesses and creators who have been utilising the long-form video option. Don’t let rumours get you down – the ten-minute feature is here to stay!
  1. US state, Montana is making waves by banning TikTok on personal phones due to concerns about state security and data privacy. While this might be controversial, it’s certainly an interesting development to keep an eye on.
  1. BeReal and Spotify are joining forces to bring you even more authenticity on social media. With a new integration that lets users include what song they’re listening to on Spotify in their BeReal posts, you can share your daily life with your followers in a more meaningful way.
  1. Twitter is playing favourites with verified users who haven’t signed up for its paid subscription service, Twitter Blue. They’re now removing the coveted ‘blue ticks’ from these users, which shows that even social media platforms aren’t immune to monetisation strategies. 

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