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Instagram is slowly introducing ads onto the explore page, Facebook is working on hiding push notifications, YouTube is testing a new recommendation feature tailored for your homepage, Twitter is working on customizable timelines, and Linkedin is changing up its algorithm. ...

This week on Spark Bites, we take a closer look at social media updates from Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Facebook is working on a preview button for posts, Twitter is bringing back a desktop feature we never knew we missed, and Pinterest has new updates which are similar to having a stylist-on-call....

Well, let’s hit that refresh button and feel refreshed, because these social media updates from LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook aim to enhance your overall user experience! LinkedIn is attempting to create a more personal networking experience, Twitter is testing a “hide replies” feature, and Snapchat is stepping it up with its multi-snap option, Bitmoji responses, and event invitations....

This weeks Spark Bites is ALL about the fun you can have on your favorite social media platforms, just so long as you have an internet connection and a friend on the other end. Instagram is changing the game with a karaoke update, Tinder introduces super boost, Spotify tests real-time music sharing, Snapchat is one step closer to becoming your favorite gaming app, and Facebook levels up its program for emerging gaming creators....

Happy Friday, Spark Biters! June is Pride Month, and just as our cities are gearing up for the celebration of the diversity, freedom and triumphs of the LGBTQ2S+ communities, so too are most of these social media platforms with this week’s updates! Instagram releases a rainbow-color ring, Pinterest enhances your search experience with a “celebrate-yourself” theme, and Snapchat is working to integrate music in-app so you can blast it loud and proud in your stories. Let’s dive a little deeper into the social media news of the week!...

It’s almost summer, and you know what that means… time to start showing off that beach bod! This week’s social media updates are doing the same thing, and they’re all making changes to their platform for the *aesthetic*. Instagram is making changes to its story feature once again—reiterating the message that sharing is caring—as well as changing its IGTV feature, Facebook is revamping its story capabilities, Twitter is testing carousel ads, and Snapchat has created a new filter that changes up your look....

This week on Spark Bites, we’re looking at the cool new features that are aiming to bring that community to you via your trusty mobile device! Facebook is strengthening community ties in its biggest redesign to date, Spotify is bringing back the radio experience with its new app, Twitter is bringing the Twittersphere together one reaction at a time, and Tinder is connecting you with your potential festival fling. ...

Facebook is the ultimate friend of the day: it is introducing Secret Crushes in its dating app, redesigning its news feed and Messenger app to focus more on your relationships with your close friends, and developing a desktop Messenger app to improve your communication with your loved ones. Instagram is next, and it’s spreading the love by allowing users to buy clothing straight from posts by their beloved influencers, releasing its in-story donation stickers, and announcing a Create mode for its camera that makes sharing non-photo and video content easier. Shopify is embracing its friends Facebook and Snapchat, allowing its clients to create ads on the platforms using its tools; Pinterest is helping you out with UI updates and a feature to help name your boards; and Snapchat is reaching out to advertisers and allowing them to reserve their video...

Welcome back, Spark Biters! This is the part where we would normally make a comment about the weather getting warmer, or deliver a clever quip about the most recent holiday, but the current circumstances are actually a lot more serious. Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame has officially been released, and the social realm is exploding....