Check out the weekly buzz on our favourite social media platforms, including new features and what’s trending!
4 New Social Updates
Snapchat adds depth to snaps with new 3D camera mode
Snapchat has announced a new 3D Camera mode in its app, which is available to users with an iPhone X or newer. However, everyone else can receive and view the resulting Snaps and this effect is apparent depending on how a user moves or tilts their phone. To go with the new 3D Camera mode, Snap is also launching several 3D Effects available within the Filter Carousel. Snap will also eventually bring support for this feature to other devices in time to come.
Twitter is cracking down on financial scams
Until now, financial scams on Twitter have been handled through Twitter’s spam reporting tool. Now, Twitter is expanding its policies to prohibit financial scams on its platform, which includes scam tactics to obtain money or private financial information through creating new accounts, tweets or sending DMs. Users are still instructed to report the tweet as before, then select “It’s suspicious or spam”, followed by the option that best explains how the tweet is suspicious.
Facebook has suspended ‘tens of thousands’ of apps suspected of hoarding data
Facebook has suspended “tens of thousands” of apps connected to its platform, which are reportedly collecting large amounts of user profile data. While Facebook did not provide a more specific number, it mentioned that the apps were built by 400 developers. Many of the apps have been suspended for similar reasons, including siphoning off Facebook user profile data and making data public without protecting users’ identities. Despite the bans, Facebook has not confirmed other instances of misusing user data beyond those about which it has already notified the public, with the investigation still ongoing.
Facebook ads and shopping posts will now get faster inventory uploads
To keep your catalogue current and information about inventory accurate, Facebook is ramping up the speeds of your data uploads. With faster inventory uploads, it means the info in your ads or shopping posts will match the information and stock levels on your website more accurately. This update is set to take place at the end of the month, with the faster upload option being turned on by default.
4 Things Trending On Social
Greta Thunberg’s Climate Change Video Goes Viral
Teen activist Greta Thunberg has delivered a searing speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York City, calling out world leaders for their reckless inaction in the face of a world-changing crisis. Her speech marks a high point in her year-long campaign for climate justice, which started with her decision to skip school in Sweden. Watch the video here.
Did Linsay Lohan just upload an ad of The Masked Singer to her Twitter via Dropbox?
That’s how much Lindsay Lohan is onto The Masked Singer, an Australian singing show which premiered earlier this week, hitting high viewership numbers. Instead of tweeting the ad for the show she’s on, she shared the Dropbox link. It’s still on her Twitter account while the peeps from TenPlay are probably all dying a little inside. And if that wasn’t enough, you have to watch the viral moment Lindsay had to pretend she knew who the first masked singer was – Gretel Killeen. She was like, ‘HUH?” but covered it up with a graceful smile, followed by complete and utter silence.
People are paying top dollar for the Woolworths Discovery Garden collection
It’s the new craze sweeping across social media in Australia. Thousands of budding gardeners and fans are paying top dollar, especially for the rare ‘Hanging Pots’ collectables which are selling fast, resulting in many collectors taking it to social media to try and score one. As for the other collectables in the kit, many are being sold on websites like eBay at a much higher price.
Photos of a woman who created a Cinderalla costume with a prosthetic arm to celebrate her physical difference goes viral
Mandy Pursley, a sewing enthusiast, created an amputee Cinderella costume, featuring a glass arm to help celebrate people with physical differences. In the fairytale-like photos featuring her and her “real-life Prince Charming” husband, they recreated many iconic moments, including the scene where Cinderella left her “glass slipper” behind at the ball. The response was overwhelming when the album was shared to Facebook and has been shared more than 25,000 times.