Twitter’s disappearing tweets are rolling out globally

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The so-called “fleets” feature will soon be available to users around the world. Twitter has announced that it is rolling out a new disappearing tweets feature. The fleets are posts that will disappear 24 hours after they are made. The fleets have been compared to the stories feature already available on Instagram and Snapchat. The disappearing tweets feature has been tested in South Korea, Italy, India, and Brazil. Now, it will be rolled out to users worldwide. Fleets are temporary posts that can be composed of text, pictures and videos.…

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Facebook cloud gaming launched, but not for iOS users

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According to the social media giant, Apple won’t let its users access due to “arbitrary” policies. At the start of the week, Facebook cloud gaming launched, but the social media giant said that it was available to desktop and Android users only. It revealed that it would not be bringing its product to iOS because of Apple’s “arbitrary” policies. That said, the web and Android users of the platform can try free-to-play games within the network. Facebook cloud gaming makes it possible for users to remain on the platform and…

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New Facebook ad features taking aim at holiday mobile commerce

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The social media giant is preparing to offer a frictionless shopping experience over the holidays. As a strategy to eliminate some of the friction in online and mobile shopping through the holiday season, new Facebook ad features are being unveiled. These are commerce-driven advertisements and options available both on Facebook and on Instagram. The new formats were developed specifically for mobile commerce optimization. Mobile commerce has been a particular focus for the Facebook ad features as almost four out of every five online features (78 percent) come from mobile devices,…

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Paid influencers to find it harder to post hidden advertising on Instagram

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The Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority watchdog announced the platform’s agreement. Facebook-owned Instagram has agreed to take action to crack down on paid influencers posting hidden advertising on the platform, confirmed Britain’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Accounts that have at least one thousand followers on Instagram earn substantial sums from promotions. Paid influencers who boast a minimum of one thousand followers have the capacity to earn considerable fees from companies seeking to promote their products on Instagram. This has become quite an industry for popular accounts on the platform…

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Facebook ad ban lifted on Canadian company’s “overtly sexual” onions

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The social media giant also reversed its decision on peas flagged as promoting alcohol consumption. A seed company from Newfoundland, Canada has had a Facebook ad ban lifted after the social media platform labeled its picture of a wicker basket of onions as being “overtly sexual.” The Gaze Seed Company has found itself having to have more than one ban reviewed by the platform. According to the company’s manager, Jackson McLean, he was required to request a manual review of the Facebook ad ban in order to have it lifted.…

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