Social Media News Roundup 22.11.18

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Instagram tests simpler, bolder profiles

Twitter isn't the only social network toying with profile changes. Instagram is testing profile page changes intended to make these bio sections "easier and cleaner to use." The particular tweaks will vary, but you could see changes to buttons, icons and navigation tabs. (Engadget)

Facebook policy chief admits hiring PR firm to attack George Soros

Communication head takes blame for hiring Definers Public Affairs as Sheryl Sandberg says idea works was antisemitic ‘is abhorrent’ (Guardian)

Twitter: Here’s How to Prevent Users From Tagging You in Photos

Did you know that Twitter allows you to prevent people from being able to tag you in the photos they share to the social network? Our guide will show you how this works. (AdWeek)

Facebook appeals against Cambridge Analytica fine

Facebook has appealed against a fine imposed on it by the UK's data watchdog after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. (BBC)

Does Evan Spiegel Know Where Snapchat Is Going?

Spiegel, once praised as a visionary leader, appears directionless as investors abandon Snap. A long-shot bid for relevancy may offer hope—or presage the final act of a company past its prime. (Vanity Fair)

SnapChat Introduces Lens Creative Partners Program

Snap is now going to announce the launch of a Creative Partners program, a group of “certified AR creators“. Through this brands will get to know the partners that they want to work with and will get their exact needs. (Phone World)

LinkedIn reveals UK’s ‘top voices’ for 2018

LinkedIn has scoured its network for the past year to deliver a fourth annual update on the platforms ‘top voices’, a list of UK members who have done most to drive engagement within their chosen fields. (The Drum)

YouTube is testing having two skippable ads back-to-back

If you hate having your video binging session on YouTube interrupted by multiple ad breaks, the good news is that things are about to change. (CNET)

Stuart Hall