There’s a new content-creating camel, a sneak peek at the new emojis coming soon and the scoop on a fascinating new TikTok study.
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New Instagram link stickers
The platform is testing a linking sticker that would enable all users, no matter your follower count, to add external links to your Story.
Influencers must disclose filters
Norway passed new regulations which will require all influencers and advertisers to clearly label all retouched photos.
TikTok embraces longer videos
Based on feedback from its creator community, TikTok is giving users the option to create videos up to three minutes long.
Live shopping on YouTube
YouTube will soon begin a new test of in-stream shopping within live-streams, with a handful of creators and brands.
Meet the content creating camel
To promote its coverage, Saudi Telecom’s “content creating camel” roams deserts to connect photographers to the country’s most remote corners.
It pays to shop on Insta
To attract more users to Instagram Shops, the platform is offering you $20 if you pass on $20 credit to a new user who redeems it.
Mosseri hints big changes
Adam Mosseri dropped some bombs in this video saying: ”Instagram is no longer a photo-sharing app or a square photo-sharing app.”
Pinterest bans weight loss ads
The platformm has updated its policies, now prohibiting all ads related to weight loss imagery and language.
What makes Gen Z tick?
This new report from Student Beans casts some light on the matter. When it comes to brands, 68% want them to post funny TikTok content.
Pay for a TikTok shout out
TikTok’s new Cameo-style feature, ‘Shoutouts’ enables fans to pay creators TikTok coins to have them send a personalised video message.
Lorna Jane fined for COVID claim
Australian activewear brand Lorna Jane has been fined $5 million for falsely labelling activewear as, ‘Anti Virus.’
TikTok house in London
TikTok has opened the doors of its ‘For You House’ in West London for budding TikTok creators to learn the tricks of the trade.
YouTube Shorts global rollout
YouTube’s short-form video offering is now available in 26 countries including Australia, New Zealand, the US, UK, UAE and Canada.
Instagram earns creators most
Influencers around the world earn money primarily from their Instagram accounts, according to HypeAuditor’s ‘Influencer Income Survey.’
First look at new emojis
A saluting face, biting lip, coral and a low battery are among the emojis up for approval later in the year for the next emoji release versioned Emoji 14.0.
Transparent branded TikToks
TikTok creators will soon be required to switch the platform’s Branded Content toggle on when promoting products in their clips.
TikTok has become the first non-game, non-Facebook mobile app to surpass 3 billion downloads globally, according to Sensor Tower.
Double the Insta insights
Instagram Insights are increasing from 30 days to 60 days. They can be viewed via a new calendar tool, found under the date range tools.
Collaboration made easier
Instagram is testing a new way for people to co-author Feed Posts and Reels, called ‘Collab’.
The previously invite-only platform no longer requires an invite to join. Plus, they’ve announced a partnership with TED.
TikTok trends at your finger tips
TikTok’s new Trend Hub gives you insights into all the latest trends within your region.
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