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08 Dec 2022

The Week in Social

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Welcome to ‘The Week in Social’ our team sharing the top stories for you every week on the latest trends, updates and insights in the social-first world! Stories shared by the 1000heads team.

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INSTAGRAM TESTS BEREAL LIKE FEATURES

After trying out a very BeReal-Esque feature called ‘Candid’ earlier this year, Instagram is now testing more BeReal features like Roll Call and Glimpse.

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YOUTUBE CREATES CUSTOM EMOJIS

The Twitch-like emotes, dubbed YouTube Emotes, can be used across YouTube in comment sections and during live chats.

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FACEBOOK DATING AGE VERIFICATION TOOLS

Facebook is bringing age verification tools to Facebook Dating to verify that only adults are using the service.

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SNAPCHAT’S NEW PAID ADD-ONS FOR AR LENSES

Snapchat is working with a group of creators and developers on new Lenses that will include paid elements.

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REDDIT’S NEW IMAGES IN COMMENTS FEATURE

Some Sub-Reddits will now be able to switch on image posting within comment threads, providing another way for people to interact and share within these communities.

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TWITTER iOS APP HAS PRIVACY GLITCHES

Twitter users are reporting that certain key security features on iOS are not working, and for some users, it’s impossible to protect tweets or toggle direct message privacy settings.

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