What’s new in Social Media? From Facebook Watch to Snapchat Sounds . . plus . . a new purple look for Messenger!

With the world of social media changing at such a fast pace, it can be hard to keep up to speed. Well, worry not. Here's your round up of what's new in social media.

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Facebook officially launches topics in 'Watch', adds new 'Featured' section to highlight popular clips

While Facebook Watch is not a major competitor for YouTube as yet, it is growing, with 1.25 billion people - almost half of Facebook's monthly active user base - now consuming at least some content on Watch every month. 

Plus, Facebook is adding two new discovery features to better highlight personally relevant Watch content.

Read more from Social Media Today here.

Facebook Watch

Snapchat rolls out new feature ‘Sounds on Snapchat’

With the competition with Instagram Reels and TikTok getting tough, Snapchat needed to come up with something to keep it relevant.  So they got musical!

Snapchatters on iOS globally can now add music to their Snaps (pre or post capture) from a curated catalogue of music from emerging and established artists.

Read the full article from techradar here.

Snapchat

Virtual networking just got easier with LinkedIn

Virtual everything has become a new normal for professionals around the world. From everyday office work, to conferences and events, professionals are finding new ways to stay connected while keeping a safe distance. 

Just because you can’t be in the same room as someone, doesn’t mean your networking efforts should fall behind. LinkedIn has teamed up with Microsoft Teams, BlueJeans by Verizon, and Zoom, so users can seamlessly add video meeting links to private conversations on LinkedIn with a few clicks. 

Read more from LinkedIn here.

Adding video meeting links to messaging on LinkedIn

Instagram adds new post-level age-gate tool for branded content

Instagram is looking to add another level of protection for both brands and users by enabling businesses to set minimum age requirements for branded content.

Instagram creators can already set a minimum age requirement for their entire profile, but they'll now  be able to establish age restrictions for individual posts.

Read more from Social Media Today here.

Instagram age restrictions for individual posts

And finally, you may be asking… ‘Why is my Facebook Messenger purple?’

Facebook has updated its Messenger service with a hot new look, but some are still asking "why Facebook Messenger has turned a purple colour?".

Late last week, social media giant Facebook announced it had updated its Messenger logo. And although the change was warmly welcomed by most social media users others less than convinced - and some have hit out at the new colour scheme.

Read more from The Daily Express here.

New Messenger logo

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