As we head towards the mid of 2019, one thing is certain, all social media platforms are either trying to make regulations work and their platforms more inclusive for all, free of bias or adding new features to stay relevant. Let’s delve in with the latest updates.
LinkedIn’s Fresh Push
Looking to keep the platform fresh and engaging, LinkedIn has new updates that are more akin to other platforms. Users can now tag others in photos and add photo-stickers. Another update is set to incorporate reactions in the platform. Users will soon be able to react to posts with icons that indicate “celebrate,” “love,” “insightful” and “curious.”
Facebook’s Incredible AI Mapping
Reported by Tech Crunch, Facebook’s AI team has been experimenting, mapping the entire population of Africa. Matching census data with satellite imagery, it provides a detailed picture of where people live across Africa. This move is in line with Facebook’s goal of extending internet infrastructure to remote areas around the world.
New features for WhatsApp Group Chat
We’re all in a couple of them and what we can do with is some new features to our favourite WhatsApp groups. The popular messaging app is rolling out new features that allow users to control who has permission to add them to new groups and vet any incoming group members. The new features are to reduce the spread of fake news on the platform.
Pinterest’s User Milestone
The dark horse on social media, but a favourite to many across the globe, Pinterest has announced that it added 51 million users in 2018 alone, hitting more than 265 million monthly active users. The news comes amidst Pinterest preparing for its IPO later this year. While the platform is dwarfed by Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, users of the platform engage more on the platform and make purchasing decisions which could be a huge boon for advertisers.
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