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For people who are unsure about keeping up a post on Instagram, the social network has added an "archive" option. The new feature is a bit less severe than outright deleting your post. When you archive something, Instagram lets you restore it whenever you like.
Facebook is again going to miss its target for the launch of original shows on the social network, reports Recode. The first set of original content was supposed to arrive in the spring, yet we may not see any shows until sometime in the middle of the summer.
To help guide Twitter's future, co-founder Biz Stone is returning to the social network. Stone was one of the first four founders of Twitter back in 2006, but he decided to leave the company in 2011 in order to work on other projects. He has an unspecified role.
Much like sites that peddle fake news, websites that host spammy advertisements are going to see less traffic from Facebook. The social network is tweaking its algorithm to demote domains that feature spammy and misleading ads. Those sites won't have as large of a reach.
Instagram has significantly updated its mobile website such that it's no longer necessary to install the network's app to post photos or view the Explore tab. This may improve access to the social network in areas with slower wireless networks. Browsing had been the only option.
Facebook needs to remove content considered to be hate speech under Austrian law, an appeals court in the country has decided. In December 2016, another court found Facebook would need to take down hate speech. Facebook appealed that decision, but it has lost.
We're only a month away from Facebook introducing some original shows, reports Business Insider. The social network is planning to launch a set of "TV-like shows" sometime in June. Around two dozen shows are already close to launching and more will eventually arrive.
Twitter's Moments section is going to become another source of revenue for the social network. Ads in the form of "full-screen vertical videos" will make an appearance in that section of the app. Company representatives discussed the ad format during an event in Dubai.
After promoting the use of "reactions" on regular posts, Facebook has expanded the feature to cover comments. Users will be able to continue "liking" comments, but they can also gives reactions like "sad" and "wow." The whole system is based around emoji.
A report from The Wall Street Journal claims Facebook may have a gender bias issue within its engineering department, but the social network has quickly denied the claim. Facebook says the allegations are "incomplete and inaccurate." The analysis used an incomplete data set.
After revealing a 24-hour streaming news deal with Bloomberg News, Twitter announced more than a dozen other streaming deals. It's working with companies like BuzzFeed, Vox, Viacom, and the PGA to include a diverse array of streaming content. Twitters is dedicated to streaming.
Apple is opening up its Apple Music tracklist to Musical.ly, enabling the video social network to partly transition to Apple Music from 7digital, reports Recode. Since Music is available in 113 countries and 7digital is limited to around 80, Musical.ly can expand.
Microsoft's business-centric social network LinkedIn now has more than 500 million users. The company announced its milestone in a blog post, revealing it has gained around 33 million people since late 2016. Microsoft acquired the network late last year.
A video showing a murder in Cleveland remained available on Facebook for hours, leading to pointed questions for the social network. In response, Facebook has admitted it needs to do a better job when it comes to policing content and responding to reports.
Facebook is improving its internal tools to track down more fake accounts and fake likes. Over the past six months, the network has been fighting a like spamming operation, which it has finally shut down. That operation generated thousands of fake likes on various pages.
Facebook isn't properly handing terrorism and child abuse content, an investigation by The Times has revealed. A Times reporter established a fake profile and used it to flag legitimately problematic content, such as those showing beheadings or the sexualization of children.
1.2 billion people are using Facebook Messenger every month, up from the 1 billion Facebook reported in July 2016. Considering 200 million users in total would be a significant user base for most apps, that kind of growth over an 8-month period indicates Messenger is doing well.
If you have a question pertaining to Twitter's platform, a new support bot may be able to help. The social network is testing a bot on its @support account that'll soon answer basic user questions through direct messages. Twitter is still just testing the feature.
Different message types are no longer going to be separated in Instagram Direct, the social network service's direct messaging section. With an update to the app, Instagram has combined permanent and ephemeral messages. This should improve some conversations.