Welcome to this week’s top social media stories: GIPHY gets in trouble, Twitter wants to verify everyone, Facebook has a new video uploader and YouTube Stories can do magic.
Sometimes things don’t go as planned. Sometimes it’s not your fault, it’s the third-party content you use that bugs. GIPHY got in trouble this week, by letting a very racist GIF appear on partner apps Instagram and Snapchat. The reaction was brisk: both disabled GIPHY almost immediately. It’s temporary, they said, but the harm is done.
For Twitter, the future lies in being a more “truthful” platform, where users are who they say they are. For this reason, the company is reviewing how it verifies users and plans to extend verification to as many as possible.
Want more? Here are the top 5 most talked about stories this week:
- Snapchat And Instagram Disabled GIPHY feature After A Racist GIF Appeared
- Yes, You Will Soon Get Verified On Twitter Too
- 3 Reasons Why You Need More Instagram Followers In 2018
- I Tested The New Facebook Video Uploader And It’s Awesome
- YouTube Stories May Soon Allow You To Change Video Backgrounds On The Fly
This week, we spoke with Nicole Osborne, Chartered Marketer and Founder of Lollipop Social:
Tune in next Sunday for a new edition of our weekly social media recap. Enjoy the week ahead!