From Facebook selfies as login verification to WhatsApp allowing admins to mute everyone in a group chat, it has been a very busy week for new features across a range of social media sites. Read on to find out more and click the links at the end of each post for the full story. 


Facebook might soon ask you to take a selfie to verify your identity in a bid to try and increase security on the site. Facebook will prompt you with the message, “Please upload a photo of yourself which clearly shows your face. When you send us a photo, we'll check it and then permanently delete it from our servers." This new feature is supposed to help Facebook to catch suspicious activity, and will lock the user out of their account for up to 72 hours until the picture is checked and verified by the Facebook team. How do you feel about this? You can read more here.

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Instagram is currently working on a feature that will allow users to repost other users photos and videos with one click. This would be similar to retweeting on Twitter or sharing posts on Facebook. But what does this mean for third-party apps like Repost? Well, even though they got there YEARS before Insta did, the in-app function will be much more convenient - so save yourself some storage and get ready to delete Repost from your phone. Instagram are also working on some other cool features which you can read about here.

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Well, here comes the feature I am most excited about. The idea is hilarious! WhatsApp is testing a new feature which will allow group admins to SILENCE members in a group chat. This means only the group admin will be able to send messages to the group. If another member wants to get a word in they will have to use the new 'message admin' button and only if their message is approved by the admin will it send through to the rest of the group. I will definitely be using this feature, will you? Read more about this feature here.

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