Welcome to this week’s top social media stories: Facebook tests a downvote button, adds new tools for groups and goes old school with a new “lists” feature. But it was Instagram who surprised us all…
Facebook is relentless. Every week, there is something new, or at least, something different. Yes, Facebook is just a giant lab, and we are all there to help them figure out the best formula. Just this week, the company has changed the way it will calculate organic reach (what is left of it), added new features for Group admins, started testing a downvote button on comments, and added a new (and unnecessary) list feature. Relentless, and unstoppable.
That leaves little space for other platforms to make the headlines. Except maybe for Instagram, who, this week, decided to test a new feature, directly copied from… guess who? Snapchat, of course! Reports are showing that Instagram has started testing alerts when other users screenshot your Stories. And while this is a welcome safety feature, we cannot help but think that the platform simply keeps on ripping off Snapchat from everything that used to make it different from other platforms.
Here are the top 5 most talked about stories this week:
- Facebook Is Testing A Downvote Button For Inappropriate Comments
- Instagram Now Tells You When Others Screenshot Your Stories
- Facebook Announces New Tools For Group Admins And Members
- Facebook Goes Old School With New List Feature
- 5 Things You Should Be Doing On Your Commute
This week, we spoke with techie, publisher, and Head of Social Media for VentureBeat – Anthony John Agnello!
Tune in next Sunday for a new edition of our weekly social media recap. Enjoy the week ahead!