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Social Media

Instagram will warn users who violate guidelines

Published on 07/19/2019 @ 10 AM EST
The social media company is going to issue warnings when users are near having their account deleted. Instagram will show the user which posts violate the app's community guidelines. This change will clarify for users which guidelines they have violated, and it will allow them to directly appeal moderation decisions.

Facebook offers UK users reporting options

Published on 07/16/2019 @ 8 AM EST
Users in the UK are now able to report ads they believe to be a scam. It requires four steps in total and will generate a detailed report for review. For now, it’s limited to users in the UK.

YouTube adds copyright claim requirements

Published on 07/10/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Reporters will now need to determine exactly which parts of YouTube videos infringe on their copyright. They’ll need to specify the content with timestamps. If reporters don’t after multiple reports, the website will revoke reporting access.

Instagram adds group DM stickers to Stories

Published on 07/04/2019 @ 2 AM EST
Users can now invite their followers to join in group chats via Stories. Followers click the new sticker to immediately enter the group chat which will appear in their messages.

Instagram adding ads to Explore page

Published on 06/27/2019 @ 9 AM EST
Users will now see branded content among user content when browsing the Explore page. The ads will only appear when scrolling through posts rather than in the grid. The first ad is for IG TV and premiered yesterday.

New YouTube ads include AR makeup

Published on 06/19/2019 @ 10 AM EST
Users are now able to virtually test out makeup products alongside vloggers through AR ads. MAC is the first brand to commit to the AR Beauty Try-On technology.