Social Media Weekend News Roundup 11.01.19

The weekends social media news rounded up so you don’t have to go anywhere else.

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Facebook Goes Global in Courting Creators, Including YouTubers

Facebook is stepping up efforts to lure creators from all corners of the world to its Watch platform, dangling not only the promise of connecting with communities but making serious money from their content through ads.

Facebook 'youth team' to focus on Messenger Kids app for under-13s

Facebook is restructuring its “youth team” with a greater focus on Messenger Kids, its instant-messaging app for under-13s, reports say.

Facebook Pushes Instagram's YouTube Competitor in Main Feed

If you haven't heard of IGTV, you're not alone. The Instagram long-form video platform launched last June hasn't exactly caught on. Just 3.5 million people have installed the stand-alone IGTV app, according to data from SensorTower, and it's grossly overshadowed in the Instagram app by Stories and the main feed.

Is video killing the TV star? VidCon London heralds a YouTube revolution

The arrival of the popular US festival for vloggers in the UK is a reminder of the powerful forces changing children’s television

Lucy Hall