“Link-in-bio” company Linktree raises $45M Series B for its social commerce features

If you browse Instagram, you are probably familiar with the term “link in bio.” Links aren’t allowed in post captions, and users are only allowed one URL in their bios, so many create a...
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Social Shorts: Twitter Fleets, YouTube expands ad inventory, more in 2021

The social media marketing week in review: A round up of news and announcements you may have missed. Twitter Fleets, tests social audio feature Twitter Fleets, the company’s version of Stories allows users to post content...
Instagram Stories

Instagram adds a captions option for Instagram Stories and soon, Reels in 2021

Instagram Stories and Reels more accessible with the launch of a new “captions sticker” that will allow users to watch without having the sound on. The addition will not only make it easier for...
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Lawmakers press Instagram for details about Instagram for children in 2021

A group of Democratic lawmakers wrote to Mark Zuckerberg this week to press the CEO on his plans to curate a version of Instagram for children. In a hearing last month, Zuckerberg confirmed reporting...
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Instagram and WhatsApp hit by outage for more than 1 hour

Instagram and WhatsApp experienced an apparent outage Instagram and WhatsApp was disconnected from servers. It began around 1:40 p.m. on Friday ET and lasted for more than half an hour. WhatsApp was unable to connect to...

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri will testify before the Senate on teen mental health

Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri will testify before the Senate for the first time as part of a series of hearings about online safety for children and teens. Per The New York Times, Mosseri’s...

Instagram Reels Strategy: What Marketers Need to Know

Want to do more with Instagram Reels? Wondering how to enhance your Reels content? In this article, you’ll discover a strategy to promote your products and services using Instagram Reels. This article was co-created by Elise...
Facebook asset customization

How to Use Facebook Asset Customization to Tailor Your Ad Placements in 2021

Wondering how to easily fine-tune a single creative asset to Instagram and Facebook ads? Wish Facebook made this easier? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, you’ll discover how to use the Facebook...

Polywork gets $3.5M to blend professional and social networking

Life is complicated and so — increasingly — is work-life. That’s the premise underpinning Polywork, a new professional social network founded by Lystable/Kalo founder, Peter Johnson. It’s announcing a $3.5 million seed round today, led...

New Instagram Insights make its TikTok competitor Reels more appealing in 2021

Over the last year, Instagram has added a slew of features to help independent creators make a living, like Instagram Shop and Shopping in Reels. Today, Instagram launched new Insights for Reels and Live...

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