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- Jan 2024 Social Platform Updates
Jan 2024 Social Platform Updates
LinkedIn is getting rid of profile hashtags. TikTok is testing 30-min videos. And Meta introduced new teen safety settings.
Here's everything you missed from social platforms last month...
✦ The personalized news app launched by Instagram founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger is shutting down after less than a year.
✦ Introduced RealPeople and RealBrands, which provides verified accounts for celebrities and companies.
✦ Introduced new safety settings for teens, including turning off the ability to receive messages from anyone they don’t follow or are connected to by default.
✦ Added notifications for new followers from collaborative posts.
✦ Announced plans to deprecate profile hashtags in February.
✦ Will move the About section to the top of user profiles and allow creator mode users to choose between Follow or Connect as their main CTA starting in March.
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✦ Added a report button to allow readers to flag posts and publications.
✦ Announced it will raise its sales commission from 2% + $0.30 to 8% over the next few months and has started reducing some merchant subsidies.
✦ Limited users from viewing hashtag data trends via its Creative Center, following accusations of geopolitical bias related to the Israel-Hamas War.
✦ Launched an “AI Song” feature, which uses text prompts to generate original music.
✦ Experimenting with 30-minute long videos.
✦ Testing a new feature that identifies objects in videos and links to similar products for sale on TikTok Shop.
✦ Updated its attire policies to ban “implied nudity.”
✦ Changed its payout programs to allow streamers who maintain 100 Plus Points for 3 consecutive months to qualify for a 60/40 revenue share for subscriptions (above the typical 50/50 split).
✦ Musk claims X will give creators 100% of revenue from ads that appear on their livestream content.
✦ Deprecated support for NFT profile pictures.
✦ Added support for RSS feeds for podcasts.
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