Social Media Weekly

31 MAY - 04 JUNE 2018

A SNAPSHOT OF THE MOST CURRENT NEWS, TRENDS AND BEST PRACTICE ACROSS SOCIAL MEDIA TO HELP SHAPE OUR CONTENT AND APPROACH TO SOCIAL MEDIA.


Facebook

Polls are here for Facebook Messenger Stories

Facebook announced quite a few changes and additions to its Messenger app at its recent F8 event, including a planned redesign. Now the company is bringing polls over to Messenger Stories, making it simple for users to share a status update and ask friends what they think about it. Users can already add a poll to regular Messenger chats as well as Instagram and Facebook Stories, so it makes sense to bring them over to Messenger Stories. Now users will be able to poll a larger selection of friends without having to create a specific group chat for that purpose.

Read More: Engadget

Photograph: Facebook


Twitter

Twitter blocking users who were underage when they signed up

In an effort to comply with GDPR, Twitter is blocking users who were underage when they signed up for the service – even if they’re now well over 18. The company instituted a wave of account suspensions on 25 May, the day the new privacy regulation came into effect, locking the accounts of any user whose self-declared date of birth suggested that they may have been under 13 at the point they signed up for the account.

Read More: The Guardian

Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo