June 19, 2019



  • Facebook has finally revealed details of its coming 'Libra' cryptocurrency offering.

  • Twitter will remove precise location tagging in tweets, citing lack of use.

  • LinkedIn: Introducing New Tools to Help You Prep for Your Next Interview.

  • Google is Reportedly Adding Timestamps to YouTube Videos in Search Results.

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June 12, 2019



  • Twitter is Now Testing its 'Hide Replies' Option Among Users in Canada.

  • Facebook Releases New Guide on Reaching Your Audience at Key Moments. You can download the report here.

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May 30, 2019



  • New 'order' sticker spotted in Instagram Stories.

  • In Twitter, you can broadcast live with up to three guests of your choosing. With just a few taps, you can take your broadcast from a solo event to a group one.

  • Google Maps adds ability to see speed limits and speed traps in 40+ countries.

May 24, 2019



  • Instagram will now give IGTV publishers the option to upload content in landscape format, a shift in direction from the original focus of the platform.

  • Facebook has provided a new overview of the amount of fake accounts on its platform as part of its latest Transparency Report.

  • In its latest measure to stop the use of its platform for political manipulation, Facebook has announced that it will stop incentivizing the sale of political campaigns.

    How Does Facebook Measure Fake Accounts?

  • Twitter has banned prominent anti-Trump personalities Brian and Ed Krassenstein over their use of fake accounts and purchased interactions.

May 20, 2019



  • Facebook announced three types of maps that will help nonprofit organizations and universities working in public health get ahead of disease outbreaks and reach vulnerable communities more effectively.

  • Facebook groups have been subject by a new attack from sabotage gangs who join, post offensive content, then report the group.

  • Twitter is testing out a new format of carousel ads for app install campaigns.

May 17, 2019



  • Instagram is rolling out some changes to its Explore tab, including Stories content, new IGTV and Shop categories and an updated layout.

  • Instagram has announced that it's shutting down its separate 'Direct' messaging app after a year or so in circulation.

  • Twitter's working on a new option that would enable users to live-stream with friends, similar to the same functionality on Periscope.

  • Facebook has announced two new updates to its News Feed algorithm designed to highlight content from close friends, and promote better quality content from Pages.