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Welcome back, Spark Biters! We’re coming at you with the latest social media updates. This week, technology researcher Jane Wong shares details about Twitter’s new rumored update, Pinterest is rolling out a new feature that supports mental health and well-being, Snapchat targets users with a new ad campaign for “real friends,” and LinkedIn is testing a new Live feature....

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. ...

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....

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 to this week’s edition of Spark Bites! We have exciting news from the world of social networks — for starters, more than one of them has taken augmented reality to a whole new level. Read on to find out more! Facebook   Facebook is launching a “Snooze” button, which you can use to mute content from a friend, group, or page. Posts from the muted account won’t appear on your newsfeed for 30 days. This gives us another more subtle alternative to unfriending and blocking.   The social network has launched an AR platform to allow developers (or anyone, for that matter) to create AR experiences for Facebook Camera. These 3rd party AR creations will be part of the platform’s “World Effects” feature, which all users can apply to their photos or videos. Now that’s what we call taking the AR social...

The financial services industry’s stringent regulations initially held companies in this sector back from wholeheartedly embracing social media as a marketing channel in the same way that other industries did. But the days of apprehension are shifting into the rearviewmirror as financial services brands are more regularly dipping their toe (or even diving) into the waters of social media. In our new white paper we evaluate and analyze data from the 50 largest (by revenue) North American financial services companies on social media. Forbes divides the industry into four sectors or categories, and we evaluated these companies based on those designations, which include: Banking (JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, etc.), Consumer Services (American Express, PayPal, etc.), Insurance (Prudential, MetLife, etc.), and Investment (Berkshire Hathaway, Goldman Sachs, etc.). The resulting insights are instructive for financial services brands looking to enhance their digital...