This Week in Social Media: Pinterest's Wide-Format Promoted Videos, Facebook Messenger's AR Games and More

This Week in Social Media: Pinterest's Wide-Format Promoted Videos, Facebook Messenger's AR Games and More

If you want to find out what’s new in social media and technology space and what new updates have your favorite social networking apps rolled out in the past week, this is one piece of information you would not want to miss.

Listed below are some of the latest news in the world of social media.

Facebook launches its Mentorship program (in groups) to help users find mentors:
The feature, Mentorship helps users find mentors for professional/personal development and parenting related issue, within the Facebook groups.


While a video conversation is bound to get boring after some time, despite providing the opportunity to stay connected with your loved ones, these fun games, keep the users engrossed. Allowing as many as six people to play at a time, these games have the potential to make your conversations livelier.

Facebook may replace the "share" with a "message" button:
According to, Matt Navarra, Facebook is testing a new message button, that can replace the mighty share button. Apparently, the platform has been trying to divert the traffic towards its less frequently application, the Messenger, and with this, it is attempting to change the scene.

A Dating Feature For Facebook Is Recently Under Development:
After ruling over the world of social media, Facebook has divulged in the arena of romance and relationship and is rumored to release a dating tool for its users. Jane Manchun Wong, an app developer, spotted this feature. She posted photos claiming that this feature is still in its "testing" phases.

Facebook To Finally Say Farewell To The Friend List Feeds:
The message by the company says that it is shutting down the feature of Friend List Feed from 9th August 2018 onward.

Facebook Messenger Tests New Sign-in Features:
According to a Twitter user Owen, Facebook Messenger is testing a new sign-in options. In the Tweet that he shared, we can clearly see Messenger prompting sign-in options, which includes not only Facebook, but also Instagram.

Facebook's Navigation Bar (on smartphones) Gets a New Update:
As reported by Matt Navarra and Renz Bernardo, Facebook is yet again been busy trying to update its navigation bar. With this new feature, the tab icons are getting some colours. Previously, they were merely filled with the colour white, and were outlined with the generic gray shade.

Facebook is redesigning the Pages to support small businesses:
The new update will include the features like “get an appointment” or the facility to make the call for salons, for restaurants and menus etc. Not only this, to make the reviews short and worthy, there is a limit of 300 words imposed for the reviewers.

Moreover, it's also providing the option to put up "Stories" for all business pages as well as the job application tab, so that the recruitment for small businesses could be made easier.

LinkedIn Updates Its “Experience Section” to combine All Positions at the Same Company
The company's blog says that they are introducing a “better way to highlight past experiences and show career movement across each role”.

LinkedIn Reaches 575 Million Registered Users:
This increase took 16 months to happen. Facebook, in the meantime, has had a 146 million follower surplus, while Twitter had that of a mere 9 million. By these statistics, it can be safely suggested that the performance of LinkedIn has been way above average.

Pinterest Launches Its Maximum-Width Video Ad Format
Pinterest's new ad format has been made available to all advertisers across the globe.

Snapchat And Twitter Show Worse Growth Than That Of Instagram's In The Past Year:
Facebook and the social media apps that come under it such as WhatsApp and Instagram have left Twitter and Snapchat way behind in terms of monthly active users. Both the apps can't even compete with the growth of Facebook and its owned allies observed in the last 12 months.

Google Launched “Cameos” Which Allows Celebrities to Answer Popular Questions about Themselves:
Google launches a new application, exclusively for iOS users, called the Cameos. It is a question and answer medium, which is targeted toward several types of celebrities, like TV and film personnels and cricketers and politicians, etc.

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Google Takes Action Against Fake Games Available on the Play Store.

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Twitter Now Allows Users to Mention Accounts Which Are Being Impersonated.

The Privacy Is About To Get Even More Strict For Facebook Pages

Israeli Researchers Identify a Flaw In the WhatsApp Security System.

Blockchain Secures No. 1 Position In The Q2 Of 2018 On Fastest-Growing Skills Index In U.S.

Battle of the Internet Giants: YouTube To Take Over Facebook As Amazon Defeats Yahoo.

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