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Instagram Messages gets new features in the latest social media news

Instagram messages and Facebook Messenger are set to get some new features. Just when you thought you'd wrapped your head around all things social media, someone launches something new. Yep, the world of social media moves fast, and it can be tricky to keep up! So don’t fret, we’ve got it covered for you and have collated some of the recent top social headlines.

“The first rule of social media is that everything changes all the time.” Kami Huyse, PR & social media strategist, entrepreneur, CEO Zoetica Media.

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New messaging features now available on Instagram and Messenger

The first – Watch Together – is available now. When you update to the new messaging experience on Instagram, you and your friends can tune into IGTV, Reels, TV shows, movies and trending videos in real-time over video chat. 

The second feature Facebook is rolling out is chat themes such as tie-dye and love so you can personalise your conversations. 

Read more from Facebook.

Twitter addresses early issues with Fleets, including people viewing Fleets without showing up in 'Seen' list

Twitter has addressed some early concerns with its new Stories-like tool 'Fleets', after some users expressed concerns over accessibility and transparency in the Fleets usage process.

First off, Twitter says that some users reported being able to see Fleets beyond their 24-hour expiry period. 

Twitter also says that there were some reports of non logged-in users being able to view Fleets, which should not be possible.

And lastly, Twitter says that some people were found to be viewing Fleets without showing up in the creators' 'seen by' list.

Read more here from @socialmedia2day.

Twitter Fleets

Pinterest tests online events with dedicated ‘class communities’

Pinterest is getting into online events. The company has been spotted testing a new feature that allows users to sign up for Zoom classes through Pinterest, while creators use Pinterest’s class boards to organize class materials, notes and other resources, or even connect with attendees through a group chat option. 

Read more from TechCrunch.

Pinterest

Topics for you, right to you! Twitter is bringing suggested Topic Tweets into your Home timeline

Twitter are bringing suggested Topic Tweets into your Home timeline, so you can easily follow the Topic for more content  – or let them know you're not interested in it.

TikTok launches Holiday Playbook for small businesses

Is TikTok part of your holiday marketing plan?

The fast-growing, short-form video app is still rising, with projections that it will become the next billion user social platform. Given this, it likely should be on your digital marketing radar…

And for those looking for a way into the TikTok ecosphere, this week, TikTok has launched a new holiday toolkit for SMBs, in partnership with AdAge, which provides a range of insights, tips, case studies and tools to help you better understand your marketing opportunities in the app.

Read more From Social Media Today

TikTok Holiday Playbook for Small Business

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