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 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.
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.
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 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)
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