Social Media Roundup: New Features, Policies and Causes at Facebook, TikTok, Twitter...

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With modern technology and human lifestyle constantly transforming, social media platforms are no exceptions. Social media topics, trends, and news are being constantly updated. Since social media is the new cool in 2020, you surely need to stay in the loop.

Keeping an eye on the top trends and news on social media might sound to be a hectic task. But in reality, it's just a couple of minutes read.

That being said, here are the top news and updates from various social media updates. Give it a quick read to update your inventory and know what's happening in the U.S and all across the world.

TikTok banned from India. Instagram steps up with TikTok like features

With the border tensions between India and China, the Indian government decided to ban 59 Chinese apps showing reasons for the "threat to national security and sovereignty" caused by the apps. TikTok was included in the list leading to the Chinese app platform losing over 120 million monthly users.
Taking advantage of the situation, Instagram launched Reels, which resembles Tiktok, and enables users to make 15 seconds videos and share them as stories.

Facebook urges people to wear masks in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic with newly introduced prompts

As COVID-19 cases keep rising steadily in the U.SFacebook added new prompts that ask users to wear masks while they are out in public places. As Facebook mentions on its platform, "With the rise in COVID-19 cases in the US, we’re putting an alert at the top of Facebook and Instagram to remind everyone to wear face coverings and find more prevention tips from the CDC in our COVID-19 Information Center.” people should have realized the importance of masks and started wearing them already.

#StopHateForProfit movement gains momentum with brands and civil rights associations joining the campaign

After the controversial statement of President Donald J. Trump on #BlackLivesMatter blew up on social media, it took an ugly turn when Twitter issued a warning on the tweet, while Facebook remained silent. Protesters asked businesses to stop any and all ad contributions towards Facebook in the current month of July. As said by the campaigners, "We are asking all businesses to stand in solidarity with our most deeply held American values of freedom, equality, and justice and not advertise on Facebook’s services in July" people are surely not pleased by Facebook's blatant ignorance to a burning issue.

Twitter now enables "Voice Tweet" features

To what was a much-awaited feature rumored to be arriving soon, you can now record your voice and tweet with voice tweets on Twitter. After months of beta testing of the audio clips features, Twitter finally rolled out the "Voice Tweet" feature for up to 140 seconds for iOS users. There are options for creating a thread of voice tweets as well! So don't let your train of thoughts get stopped by a limit!

While there are a few more things to catch up to, that covers the top news and trends of social media that you must know to stay updated. Keep coming back for more news and the latest information about almost everything that is 2020!

Author: Techi

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