Social Media Weekend News Roundup 21.01.19

Happy Monday! Today’s social media news is rounded up in one place so you don’t have to go anywhere else. Lucy is at #FacebookGather today and will update you via Twitter on the latest going on with Facebook and Instagram. So what are the hot headlines in social today? Facebook is launching a petitions feature, Facebook Releases Messenger Redesign on Android, iOS, Goodbye, Machinima: YouTube gaming channel pulls the plug after 13 years, How do you draw an X? Twitter is divided over it, The Social Media Platforms That Hit 100 Million Users Fastest. ENJOY.

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Facebook is launching a petitions feature

Tomorrow, Facebook will launch a petitions feature called Community Actions, reportsTechCrunch, which will allow users to notify their local officials of actions that they’d like to see happen.

Facebook Releases Messenger Redesign on Android, iOS

Facebook has redesigned its messaging app -- Messenger -- with a new interface and the update can be downloaded on both Android and iOS devices via Google Play and App Store. The redesign was first announced at Facebook's F8 developer conference in May 2018 with the idea of making the chat feature simpler and to put messages at the front and centre once again. 

How do you draw an X? Twitter is divided over it.

Now, how did you go about it? The left stroke first, downward, then the right, or the right stroke first, upward? Turns out there are multiple ways.

Goodbye, Machinima: YouTube gaming channel pulls the plug after 13 years

Machinima, the popular gaming channel on YouTube, has seemingly shut down, with its content no longer accessible, and without any public announcement.

Tik Tok: Short video app leads the charge in China's push for global brands

No, not the name of Kesha's hit debut, but just like the song, this short video app has dominated the charts.

The Social Media Platforms That Hit 100 Million Users Fastest

Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) has revealed that over 100 million Alexa-enabled units have been sold in the just more than four years since the digital voice assistant first launched, according to a Jan. 4 article from The Verge. Some of the devices were sold by Amazon, like the Echo or Dot, while others were made by third-party manufacturers. 

Lucy Hall