Social Media Daily News Roundup 11/12/18

Facebook’s battle with ad blockers, instagram new voice messaging feature, UK government spends 100k on facebook ads, twitter top 10 tweets of 2018, royal jobs most clicked on Linkedin, Snapchat losing it’s appeal say creators. All of today’s top social media news stories, rounded up in one place so you don’t have to go anywhere else.

Almost £100k of public money spent on Brexit deal Facebook ads

Government has spent £96,684 in past week on Facebook ads backing Theresa May’s deal

Instagram is bringing voice messaging to your DMs

Instagram has added a voice messaging feature to its Direct messages. The feature allows users to send each other audio messages up to one minute long in private and group chats. The update is rolling out now for iOS and Android.

Facebook's hidden battle against ad-blockers

The methods Facebook uses to thwart ad-blocking technology have been criticised by web developers.

Facebook Group Stories Are Now Available Globally

Facebook rolled out its group Stories feature globally and added what it called “lightweight reactions” to the feature.

Twitter has revealed the top 10 most liked tweets in 2018 so far

Ariana Grande's message to Manchester, Liam Gallagher aiming for an Oasis reunion and Blackpool Police go stateside - all the tweets you have loved this year

Royal job adverts among most clicked-on, LinkedIn reveals

Job adverts to work for the royals were among the most clicked on of the year, LinkedIn has said.

Snapchat creators say the platform is losing its appeal

Some of its biggest stars complain the company has not lived up to promises to help their community thrive.

Viral publisher First Media joins Snapchat with repurposed Facebook video

First Media — the millennial women-focused publisher behind brands like Blossom, So Yummy and Blusher — has finally made the leap to Snapchat. But its strategy is unlike that of Snapchat Discover publishers of years past.

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Lucy Hall