Social Media Weekly News Easter Roundup

Here’s today’s daily social media news roundup.

We’ve included news stories, in depth articles, hot topics and practical features we’ve discovered all about social media. Enjoy!

🥚Facebook confirms it’s working on an AI voice assistant for Portal and Oculus products

🥚Instagram's Testing a New Communal Video Viewing Option

🥚Twitter’s ‘Hide Replies’ Feature is Set to Roll Out in June

🥚Avengers: Endgame emojis take over Twitter ahead of movie premiere

🥚"Donuts or Fries?" introducing polling stickers for your Instagram Story Ads.

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Avengers: Endgame emojis take over Twitter ahead of movie premiere

Avengers: Endgame hits theaters worldwide on April 24. In anticipation of us finding out how Earth's mightiest heroes will save the world this time, Twitter on Tuesday released a slew of Marvel Cinematic Universe emojis.

Facebook confirms it’s working on an AI voice assistant for Portal and Oculus products

Facebook has confirmed a report from earlier today saying it’s working on an artificial intelligence-based digital voice assistant in the vein of Amazon’s Alexa and Google Assistant. The news, first reported by CNBC, indicates Facebook isn’t giving up on a vision it first put out years ago, when it began developing an AI assistant for its Messenger platform simply called M.

Instagram's Testing a New Communal Video Viewing Option

With Facebook continuing to push its Watch Party and group communal video viewing options, it comes as little surprise to see that Instagram is testing a similar function within its app.

As spotted by reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong, Instagram is experimenting with a new option which would enable users to view on-platform video content with a friend, while also seeing their reactions on screen via the phone camera.

Twitter’s ‘Hide Replies’ Feature is Set to Roll Out in June

A new Twitter feature which allows users to hide replies to their tweets is set to launch this June.

Twitter was spotted working on this feature back in February. A representative from Twitter later confirmed it would soon be rolling out publically.

A blog post published by the company this week reveals that the ‘hide tweets’ feature will be available in June:

“Starting in June, we’ll be experimenting with ways to give people more control over their conversations by giving them an option to hide replies to their Tweets.”

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