There's news from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week. Read on to find out more and click the links at the end of each post for the full story. 

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As we prepare for GDPR, Facebook has been reviewing privacy on its site and will be unveiling additional privacy choices for its users. One of them concerns facial recognition, a feature which compares your profile picture to similar pictures on the site and will notify you when a new photo bearing your likeness is uploaded, even if you haven’t been tagged. This is a bid to reduce the amount of fake profiles but if you’d rather not use facial recognition then Facebook will allow you to turn this feature off. Another feature will be reminding users of what they stated for their political/religious/sexual views and asking if they would still like to have these on their profiles, and if they would like to allow ads to be tailored to them based on these characteristics or not. They are also working on a new control centre, where it will be easy for users to view all privacy settings in one place. You can read more about Facebook and GDPR here. And if you haven't read it already, we’ve written a blog post on it too. Click here.

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After we announced in November that this feature was in the works, Twitter has finally introduced its new bookmarks feature, allowing tweeters to save tweets to read or share later. To bookmark a tweet, follow these steps:

1: Tap the share icon under the tweet

2: Select “Add Tweet to Bookmarks.”

3: To access it later, tap “Bookmarks” from your profile icon menu.

Here’s the full story.

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Twitter cracks down on spam:

It is rumoured that Instagram is further following in the footsteps of Snapchat and testing voice and video calls from within the direct messaging section of the platform. Spotted in the files of the app are icons for voice and video calls. Instagram has not commented on it, however, based on past feature launches, this is looking highly likely. Read TechCrunch’s article here.

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It is rumoured that Instagram is further following in the footsteps of Snapchat and testing voice and video calls from within the direct messaging section of the platform. Spotted in the files of the app are icons for voice and video calls. Instagram has not commented on it, however, based on past feature launches, this is looking highly likely. Read TechCrunch’s article here.

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About the author: Katie Clarke

Katie Clarke joins us fresh from college as a digital marketing apprentice. 

 

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