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Jack Shepherd Co-Founder & Marketing Director
Updated on 05 Apr 2023

Social Media Industry Round-Up #29: NEW Instagram Tests, Facebook’s Code Generator Is Going Away & Twitter Verified Accounts

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TESTING - Collaborative Instagram Feed With Common Interests

New feed to Instagram? It would allow users to invite a friend, and the algorithm would understand their shared interests & suggest content that both accounts would likely engage with.

TESTING - Liked by Friends on Instagram

Instagram is testing a new explore page where users would see some of the posts their friends have interacted with. Sounds familiar?

Back in the day, Instagram used to have a similar feature. However, this new version would have an ‘Add feed’ button that would allow users to select friends whose likes they want to see, whereas the ‘For You’ button would be the same current Explore page.

Facebook is Retiring its Code Generator

Facebook is shutting down its in-app 2FA code generator as part of a broader update to its user security settings. This feature allowed users to log into a new device using a code to authenticate their secondary session.

Updated Twitter Logo

For some unknown reason, Twitter has changed their logo to the Dogecoin logo. Some say it was because of April Fools, but the icon seems to have stayed.

Updated Description of Twitter Verified Accounts

Last week we announced that Twitter would start removing all ‘legacy’ blue checkmarks as of April 1st, but it seems like this removal process is taking longer than expected.

Now Twitter has introduced a pop-up that shows up when clicking on a checkmark, which makes it impossible to distinguish if a user is subscribed to Twitter Blue or previously verified.

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