DRAP'S DIGITAL NEWS #28
Since the Corona outbreak, your news feed is probably full of misleading and inaccurate information. That's why Instagram is working to guide users towards accurate, relevant updates on the situation while Facebook has separately announced a ban on all ads and commerce listings for medical face masks. What do you think about that? Share your opinion using LinkedIn and Twitter stories - that's right, those are the new features!
LinkedIn launches new 'featured' section on profiles to
highlight key achievements and links
The professional social network is rolling out a new profile element which will enable users to showcase key achievements and updates in a separate 'Featured' section right at the top of their LinkedIn profile. Users will be able to add any of their LinkedIn posts to their Featured listing, while you'll also be able to add links to external websites (for example your blog or portfolio), images and/or documents to showcase specific aspects and achievements to your profile visitors. Featured has been a highly requested update and it will also enable freelancers and/or small business owners to share more about the services they offer by highlighting their work directly on their profiles.
Linkedin has confirmed that LinkedIn stories are coming soon
The goal is to meet LinkedIn users “where their voices are.” Stories would offer a lighter, more casual way of interacting in the business-focused world that makes up LinkedIn, instead of the formal messaging and posting that makes up the bulk of interactions on the site. This isn't the first time LinkedIn has given Stories a look. Back in 2018, LinkedIn started testing its first iteration of LinkedIn Stories, though only for university students.
New Report Looks at TikTok Best Practices and Benchmarks for Brands
While TikTok has been getting a heap of attention from consumers, it’s still largely new ground for brands, and amid the various concerns around the platform’s moderation policies and data privacy regulations, many are still unsure as to whether to take the leap and try to connect with audiences through the platform’s short video clips.
Instagram Adds New Processes to Help Users Find Accurate Updates on the Coronavirus Outbreak
Following the latest announcements around coronavirus-related content measures from Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has now also detailed how it’s working to guide users towards accurate, relevant updates on the situation.
Facebook bans users from selling face masks amid Coronavirus outbreak
Many worried people have rushed out to buy face masks, although that experts have advised that these are ineffective at protecting you from the disease. Now, Facebook has decided to ban users from selling face masks on its platform, in the hopes of preventing Coronavirus exploitation. Facebook has already prohibited people from making health or medical claims related to the Coronavirus in product listings on commerce surfaces, including those listings that guarantee a product will prevent someone from contracting it.
Twitter launches its own take on Stories with 'Fleets'
You knew it was coming, the signs have all pointed to it. This week, Twitter has announced its own variation on Stories, which it's calling 'Fleets'. Users with the Fleets available will see a new, rounded profile icon at the top of their Twitter feed. One of the key use cases for Fleets, according to Twitter, is to provide users with a way to share that isn't overly public.