Social Media Daily News Roundup 14.03.19

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Facebook and Instagram suffer most severe outage ever

Facebook appears to be recovering from a more than 14-hour disruption to all of its products that left them mostly inaccessible across the world.

The company's main social network, its two messaging apps and image-sharing site Instagram were all affected.

Facebook has yet to offer an explanation for the outage.

Twitter Launches New Camera Tools to Increase Visual Focus

With pretty much every other social platform now jumping aboard the Stories train, it was really only a matter of time before Twitter took a step in that direction. And while it hasn't gone 'full Stories', Twitter is rolling out a new camera tool which will enable users to capture Stories-like images, complete with overlays and searchable elements, which will open the door for more visual content options on the platform. 

Periscope Launches Increased Action Against Fake Engagement and Activity

With influencer marketing becoming more prominent, the onus is being put onto social platforms to better police fake engagement and interaction, in order to demonstrate actual user activity, and weed out those who are looking to cheat the system and inflate their presence.

Facebook is testing a new brand collaborations for groups (More info soon)

This will allow group admins and brands to find, connect and partner with each other.

Lucy Hall