Social Media News Roundup 8.10.18

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Facebook Messenger internally tests voice commands for chat, calls

Messenger could soon let you use your voice to dictate and send messages, initiate voice calls and create reminders. Messenger for Android’s code reveals a new M assistant button atop the message thread screen that activates listening for voice commands for those functionalities. (TechCrunch)

Instagram now has a Nametag feature, See what its all about

Instagram has announced a new feature that will allow users to follow people they’ve met in real life a lot easier. (Independent Online)

Facebook cloning hoax chain mail warns users their accounts have been copied

There’s a hoax claim going round that people’s accounts have been cloned on Facebook that a large number of users have fallen for. (Metro)

Snap CEO Spiegel says older users for Snapchat along with new marketing will produce profits in 2019

A memo written by Snap Chief Executive Evan Spiegel on September 26th has leaked, revealing that the executive is focused on profitability for 2019. (PhoneArena)

Facebook’s Camera Effects Platform Is Now Spark AR

Facebook introduced its Camera Effects Platform at its F8 conference in April 2017 as a way to bring augmented reality to the cameras in people’s phones, rather than to separate devices, such as glasses. On Friday, the social network announced that it is renaming the platform Spark AR and expanding it on Instagram. (Adweek)

Stuart Hall