Social Media Daily News Roundup 04.03.19

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How Marks and Spencer uses Instagram Stories

Despite its growing influence on U.K. retailer Marks and Spencer’s social media following, Instagram is more an organic play than a paid-for one. (DigiDay)

Facebook won’t let you opt-out of its phone number ‘look up’ setting

Users are complaining that the phone number Facebook  hassled them to use to secure their account with two-factor authentication has also been associated with their user profile — which anyone can use to “look up” their profile. (TechCrunch)

Regarding Facebook’s cryptocurrency

If Bloomberg and the New York Times are to be believed, later this year Facebook will introduce a cryptocurrency which will allow WhatsApp users to send money instantly. Yes, that’s right: Facebook. Cryptocurrency. Earthquake! Revolution! The world is tilting on its axis! The end times are cometh!

Except – um – what exactly are people going to do with FaceCoin, once they receive it? (TechCrunch)

Twitter to Let Users Hide Replies to Their Tweets

Twitter is working on a tweet moderation feature that would let users hide replies to their tweets. (SEJ)

Facebook is now rolling out a dark mode to Messenger users

Facebook has been overhauling its Messenger app recently, slimming it down to focus more on chat, and promised that it would eventually roll out a dark mode for users. That mode is now rolling out, but there’s a tongue-in-cheek trick you need to do in order to activate it: you have to moon someone. (The Verge)

Stuart Hall