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Jack Shepherd Co-Founder & Marketing Director
Updated on 08 Sept 2023

Social Media Industry Round-Up #50: New TikTok Messaging Options, Instagram Lives in Feed, EU Meta Subscription & Job Postings on Twitter (Sorry, X)

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Location Tagging on Instagram Notes

Instagram is currently testing location tagging for their Notes inbox prompts. Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, said:

“People are using notes to share thoughts, moods, and even places. We want to make it easier to connect over where you’re hanging out, get new inspiration for spots to visit and more. I’m psyched for this because sharing where I am has been one of my favourite things to do with notes.”

Enhanced Safety Settings on Instagram

Instagram will soon launch enhanced safety settings to hide offensive messages and filter comments.

Live Videos in Feed

Instagram has started showing Live videos in-feed to maximise reach.

New Messaging and Engagement Options on TikTok

TikTok has posted several job listings indicating that they’re looking to develop more social engagement features, including messaging, sharing functions and in-stream ads.

  • iOS Software Engineer, TikTok - Social Interaction

  • Android Software Engineer, TikTok - Social Interaction

Progress Update on Project Clover

Project Clover is Tiktok’s programme to ensure their policies align with the latest European user data guidelines.

  1. They’re committed to storing all European user data in Europe, more specifically, in Ireland and Norway.

  2. They’ll work with a third-party European security company (NCC Group) to independently audit their data controls and protections, monitor data flows, provide independent verification, and report incidents.

  3. NCC Group will also perform real-time monitoring to ensure that TikTok’s security gateways work as they should and that users’ data is safe.

Opt-Out From AI Data Usage

Meta has launched new controls that will allow users to opt out of having their personal data included in AI model training. These new controls will be accessible via a new form on its Privacy Center hub.

Read more about it

Keyword Search on Threads

Threads has started testing keyword search in New Zealand and Australia. This feature will show users all of the posts that mention the chosen terms and the current search results, which only return relevant usernames.

Job Ads & Recommendations on X

X will soon allow auto-populated job display listings within DMs, posts, and communities. However, organisations will need to purchase a ‘verification package’ to publish job ads.

Read more about it

Subscriber Email Contacts

X is working on adding an option to share your email when subscribing to a creator.

This could be for a newsletter function or to allow creators to easily take their email list with them to other platforms.

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