What’s new in social media this week? Black History Month; new Instagram feature and Twitter releases its 2021 planner

With so much going on in the world of social media each week, it can be hard to keep up. Worry not, we’ve got it covered for you and have collated some of the recent top social headlines.

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Social platforms celebrate Black History Month

February is Black History Month, and this week all of the major social platforms have announced new programs and initiatives to celebrate Black stories and highlight the contributions of people of colour

Read more on Social Media Today here

Instagram adds a ‘recently deleted’ feature

Instagram is making it easier to bring back deleted posts. The channel is rolling out a “recently deleted” feature in the app that’ll allow you to review content you’ve deleted, including photos, videos, reels, IGTV videos, and stories, and restore them. Read more on The Verge here.

Twitter shares a planning guide for your 2021 tweet strategy

Normally, Twitter publishes a month-by-month listing of key events and dates for your planning each year, but with the COVID-19 pandemic tanking so many events, Twitter has opted for an overall strategic guide. It includes prompts, insights, tips and templates to map out your tweet approach.

Read more here.

TikTok’s new in-app educational resources support their community to learn more about the Holocaust

To mark this year's Holocaust Memorial Day, TikTok changed its search function to enable users to look for terms related to the Holocaust and  direct them to a new in-app information hub. This is populated with educational videos about the Holocaust, the Jewish community and antisemitism today.

Read more here.

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