Social Media News Roundup 9.11.18

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Facebook Messenger finally introduces 'unsend' feature – but there's a catch

The new feature will come as a part of an upcoming update to the popular messaging app, though Facebook Messenger has warned that it can only be used within 10 minutes of sending the message. (Independent)

Twitter co-founder Ev Williams says in retrospect that showing how many followers you have wasn’t ‘healthy

Twitter today has a health problem. And one of its first CEOs has a few ideas about some early decisions that caused it. (Recode)

This tool is like Buffer for Instagram stories

One option is Mish Guru, which today launched a tool to plan, create, and manage Instagram stories. Think of it as a bit like Buffer (or Klout, remember Klout?) for stories. (TNW)


LinkedIn launches gender diversity insights in products

Professional network LinkedIn has launched gender diversity insights across its talent products in a bid to help businesses find, hire and develop more diverse teams. (Recruiter)

YouTube users are running into fake and dangerous videos, study finds

A majority of YouTube users report being exposed to false or "troubling" videos during their visits to the platform. (Engadget)

YouTube to label government and public-funded clips

YouTube is starting to put notices below news clips that state if the video was produced using public or government funds. (BBC)

YouTube arrives on the Nintendo Switch

Thus far, only Hulu has managed to get aboard the Switch train. But today, YouTube  joins the mix. Switch owners can download the YouTube app. Also of note: the YouTube app on Nintendo Switch supports 360-degree video. (TechCrunch)





Stuart Hall