Unlike Jackie Chan, going around the world in 80 days would be a great challenge but going around social media, that’s quite easy and more so in 30 days. Social media has experienced tremendous growth with updates, developments, and diversification of use in order to bring better user-experiences. We are going to take a look at the top apps and see what they have been up to in recent times.

Facebook Begins Test of  Facebook Dating App Feature

The big dog of social media shows no sign of stopping in its goal to remain on top and reach out to every household. Beyond finding just friends to connect with, Facebook looks towards the possibility of having its users find their soul­ mates too. Earlier this year, in May, Facebook made the announcement of adding dating features into the main app and began testing the Facebook Dating feature in Colombia, yesterday.

Facebook Dating deviates from the swiping model made popular by Tinder and uses question prompts that users answer and also initiate conversations through information from users’ profiles. Also, it is for users 18 and above who have to create a separate profile, interact with an individual before making a match. This new feature is available for free in the main app so why not go check it out and get you a soul mate.

Instagram in the Works to Hide Hashtags from Posts

Have you shared an Instagram post and you feel embarrassed about the number of hashtags you use just to boost the number of followers and likes? Very soon you would not need to be embarrassed anymore. Instagram is testing a feature that could solve that problem by hiding hashtags from your photo or video captions. Cool, right? It is going to be “goodbye” to painfully obvious hashtags and “hello” to hidden hashtags. This is still in the works so users should keep their fingers crossed as we anticipate the announcement from the Instagram team.

Twitter Brings Back Chronological Timelines

After years of removing what users felt bad about, Twitter has brought back its chronological timelines to make users see the most recent tweets first, just like in old times. The social media platform made the announcement on Monday that users can fully change their timeline settings from the curated timelines to the chronological timelines. Go to your settings and take control of your twitter feeds just how you like it.

Whatsapp to Stop Messaging Service on Older iPhone Models

The instant messaging app giant has announced to iPhone users of its decision to stop its services on older phone models. In an official statement made by Whatsapp, it says: “Whatsapp for iPhone requires iOS 8 or later. On iOS 7.1.2, you can no longer create new accounts or reverify existing accounts. If Whatsapp is currently active on your iOS 7.1.2 device, you will be able to use it until February 1, 2020. iOS 6 and older are no longer supported.” This actually gives users of old models time to get newer phones and keep their social media lives active.

Want to Know How Much Time You Spend on Youtube?

In order to give users an understanding of how they use the app and track how much time they spend, Youtube has now added the feature to make users know how much time they spend in a day or week on their Youtube profiles. That’s cool, right? So get the update and monitor the time you spend watching videos online.

The LinkedIn Group Experience is a Whole New Experience!

For those that love being in professional communities, LinkedIn has added the LinkedIn Group feature that brings all players into one community where they show their business savvy and stay connected anywhere and anytime. And we are hopeful that more tools would be brought to make this platform of over half a billion users to beam with greater user-experience.

Pinterest Hits New Monthly Users Mark

Pinterest continues to gain in momentum as the number of the users of the platform continues to grow. The platform has recently recorded over 250 million monthly active users. Over half of its existing users are located outside the United States. The platform is focusing more on utilizing its features for eCommerce.

Snapchat Unveils New Camera-enabled Eyewear

About five months ago, Snap Incorporation introduced the Spectacle 2.0 as its maiden eyewear with inbuilt camera. In its new upgrade, the company launched two new Spectacle styles known as Nico and Veronica, rectangular-shaped with curve edges, polarized lenses and a protective case. The new upgrades are water resistant and can record audio and transfer to phones wirelessly. Also, they can store up to 150 videos or 3000 photos. Developers of Snapchat had this to say: “At Snap, we believe that phones will not always be a primary source of communication, documentation, and entertainment…we envision that one day the spectacles camera will also provide the wearer with a rich understanding of the world around them. This will be accomplished by integrating digital layers into the view of the view of the physical world (using Augmented Reality). We believe this future environment has the potential to provide for a more ‘present’ personal relationship with technology.”

So there you go with your updates on what happened around social media. Social media platforms are being improved daily and we have the scoop to dish you the soup. Go and get your social media grove to the latest trends.

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