Social Media Updates this week [Mar 13— Mar 19, 2021]

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  • Instagram for kids is underdevelopment! Read more.
  • Also, new tools to protect younger users and a new guide for the parents.

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  • Twitter is seeking public feedback on rules around what public figures can tweet. Read more.
  • Tested new option to view youtube clips in-stream.
  • Is working on a dedicated tab for Spaces.
  • Added new measures to provide additional account security.
  • Also, undo tweet might be a paid feature.


  • Expands support for physical security keys to mobile devices.

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  • Previews next gen digital control for AR which responds to muscle commands.

TL;DR: Last week, we kicked off a three-part series on the future of human-computer interaction (HCI). In the first post, we shared our 10-year vision of a contextually-aware, AI-powered interface for augmented reality (AR) glasses that can use the information you choose to share, to infer what you want to do, when you want to do it. Today, we’re sharing some nearer-term research: wrist-based input combined with usable but limited contextualized AI, which dynamically adapts to you and your environment. Later this year, we’ll address some groundbreaking work in soft robotics to build comfortable, all-day wearable devices and give an update on our haptic glove research.

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  • Ups its enforcement around rule violations in groups.

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  • Shares details of it’s upcoming newsletter platform. Read more.
  • Launches new tools to help boost the global COVID-19 vaccination effort.

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  • Launched ‘Do business where business is done’ campaign to highlight relevant content.


  • Acquires eCommerce technology firm FitAnalytics to boost its virtual try-on options. Read more.


  • Is reportedly looking to add group chat feature later this year. Read more.
  • Added new auto-reply message option for business accounts.
  • Expanded brand safety tools to more regions as it continues to build its ad business.

Content rating firm OpenSlate says it can “identify and align with the best environments for your brand message”, by analyzing content and giving the content ratings. Meanwhile, it says it can find quality content at scale in the ecosystem.

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  • Expands skin tone search qualifiers to more regions and adds skin tone to AR ‘Try On’ tools.

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  • YouTube shorts is rolling out in the US.

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  • Rolls out copyright checks tool that analyses your video prior to upload.
  • Adds connected TV data to YouTube analytics.


  • Launched creator accelerator program to help support broadcasters in the app.

That’s all folks!

Please leave kind comments on anything I might have missed.

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