What’s new in social media this week? Twitter Fleets, Instagram Guides and Facebook’s AI moderators

There’s always a lot going on in the busy world of social media, so it can be hard to keep up. We’ve pulled together some of the top social headlines from the last week, to help you stay up to date. You’re welcome!

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Get your Fleet on...

Have you heard all about Twitter releasing ‘Fleets’ but don’t know a thing about it? Twitter’s answer to the ever-popular Stories feature on Instagram and Facebook, Fleets are intended for lighthearted updates to your followers; sharing text, photos, videos and Tweets, and last on your profile for 24 hours. It looks as though Fleets have had a mixed reception across the Twittersphere, and as ever, we’d love to know your thoughts on this update.

@Twitter on Twitter

Be an Instagram Guide

You’ll no doubt have seen the recent and rather enormous update to Instagram, but one less mentioned feature of the update is that the ‘Guides’ tab has now been rolled out to all users. Initially aimed at influencer accounts, now it’s time for everyone to have a go. You’ll have the option of creating curated lists of posts, products and places to share with your followers.

Adam Mosseri @mosseri on Twitter

Facebook introduces AI to its post moderation system

Until now, moderated posts on Facebook requiring a review have been dealt with by human operators (very clear-cut issues are dealt with automatically). Instead, the platform will utilise AI software going forward, to help prioritise the important reports waiting in the queue, and hopefully streamline the moderation process. More from Social Media Today.

Illustration by Alex Castro via The Verge

New insights from TikTok

TikTok has stepped up its analytics game to offer insights on live streams. With a big push on live broadcasts across all social channels, TikTok is intent on making sure it remains a big piece of the action.

@MattNavarra on Twitter

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