Social Media Daily News Roundup 02.08.18

Your daily roundup of the stories you need to know about today. 


Time management from Facebook as they introduce time limit tool

Widely reported today, we like the BBC story as it features our friends from the Goat Agency


Facebook has a secret emoji which has only been seen by a handful of people

Facebook users have been left stunned after encountering a mysterious emoji. Social media fans discovered a new ‘react’ icon which looked like a tiny little plane. This story was doing the rounds yesterday afternoon, read the full story in the Metro. 


Who lost the most followers in Twitter’s sweeping bot purge? Twitter

Some analysis from marketwatch about which companies lost the most followers in the twitter purge and which companies were least affected.  Companies are US focused but still makes for interesting reading. 


Touch is no longer a requirement for Snapchat Lenses

An announcement from Snapchat yesterday, voice-controlled lenses as reported by Mashable - Snapchat is giving "no hands" a new meaning by introducing Lenses that a user controls with his or her voice. We've seen Bitmoji lenses, enhanced iPhone X ones, and some that react to sound. This is the first time that a specific word can control a Lens in the app.


WhatsApp starts charging business users

WhatsApp is launching new pay-to-use tools for businesses to communicate with their customers. The move will allow its owner, Facebook, to make money from WhatsApp, which has lacked a revenue stream since dropping subscription fees. (BBC)


Love Island 2018 contestants’ LinkedIn profiles revealed

Odd report from the Metro, they have pulled out the love island contenstants LinkedIn profiles, and also listed all the other social accounts they own. While we are sure these will all be tightly managed by now, if you liked love island then you might find this list of some stalking use 


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