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Spark Bites

Welcome back, Spark Biters! It may be hard to imagine, but Easter has already ended. As we spent time with our loved ones and extended family, we didn’t forget about you, our virtual family! These “egg-citing” social media updates we’ve uncovered will have you hopping down the rabbit trail for more chocolatey treats, so listen up! LinkedIn is a newcomer to the reaction game, Bumble extends their reach through a print magazine, Facebook is testing swipeable news feeds, TikTok wants to hire campus ambassadors, and Twitter is working on a “hide replies” feature. Get your pastel-colored baskets ready, your fingers set to scroll, and go on to collect the Easter eggs we have waiting in store. ...

Welcome back, Spark Biters! We hope you have a sweet tooth, because we definitely have some sweet treats to share with you today. First off, Jumbo is here for all of your privacy and safety needs! Also, Facebook is trying to ease loved ones’ grief, Snapchat is trying to be more inclusive with Android users, and it’s also working on creating a better environment for creators. Social media is getting sensitive this week, so you go grab the tissues, and we’ll bring the social media updates....

Snapchat is saying Shazam, in more ways than one; the company released its first voice-activated lens in promotion of the new superhero movie Shazam!, allowing users to Shazam songs playing in the background of snaps and stories. Instagram is extending the use of poll stickers to advertisers, WhatsApp is providing users with forwarding information, and Facebook is adding a dedicated gaming tab and the option to reply directly to specific messages....

Welcome back, Spark Biters! Spring is just around the corner, and we’re really hoping the warmer weather is giving you a boost of energy, because we’ve had a busy week of social media updates! Twitter is the main contender this week: they introduced a camera to their app, they launched a beta version of their redesigned app “twttr,” and they have updated their process for reporting tweets that share personal information. Next, Facebook is beating their own path and designing a white mode, in literal contrast to Slack, which is releasing a dark mode. Instagram is allowing users to pause notifications on the app, and Spotify is teaming up with Hulu to give premium users free subscriptions!...

Welcome back to another week of Spark Bites, your source of weekly social media updates! We’ve got some tasty treats on the menu for you today: Facebook is releasing a video ad program called Spotlight and giving Android users some more privacy, Snapchat has updated their Explore education courses, and Instagram is introducing donate stickers in stories and Instagram TV previews in your news feed! So sit back, relax, and enjoy the social media news we’ve prepared for you....

Welcome back Spark Bites readers! This week is a fully-loaded 411 of what’s new in the social media sphere, so let’s jump right in. YouTube is tightening its monetization policy to cut down on explicit content, Facebook is cooking up a new feature aimed at centennials, and Twitter admits to a years-long security breach. Read on to get the low down in this week’s Spark Bites! ...