Snapchat introduces Dynamic Stories, Spotify launches Spotify Greenroom, and Chupa Chups Ice Cream in Australia

by | Apr 18, 2022 | Blog

What’s new in social

Dislike Comments On TikTok Privately

TikTok is currently testing a new feature that lets its users dislike a comment. Much like the YouTube feature, the number of dislikes will be kept private as TikTok will use it instead to distinguish which comments are inappropriate or irrelevant. 

They’ve been working on this feature for months and have been slowly rolling it out in selected regions. 

Integration of Spotify Greenroom to Spotify Main App

Spotify Greenroom is an app created by Spotify where users can do live audio streams. Well, it used to be. Now it’s called Spotify Live, and a few features are now integrated into the main app.

The majority of live audio streams will still happen in the secondary Spotify Live app. Its integration with the main app’s sole focus is to encourage more audiences to listen to already existing shows. The downside to it is the lack of interactive features on the main app, and the only program it will air for now is Spotify’s own. 

In the meantime, the secondary app for Spotify Live still has the same features as Spotify Greenroom. It just got a neat new name.

YouTube Down, Users Send Complaints

Uh-oh. What happened last Tuesday? 

YouTube had a little bit of an issue, you could say. People had trouble logging in, accessing the navigation bar, and switching accounts. Reports from all over the globe flooded in. So much so that YouTube tweeted an announcement regarding it and promised to keep its users posted. 

Three hours later, the site and its apps are back to normal. Thank God!

Snapchat Introduces Dynamic Stories

News right to your feed. 

This new feature allows publishing companies to automatically post Stories about the current news as it’s being written and uploaded on the web. Snapchat aims to deliver the latest news to its users as it happens. 

On their blog, Snapchat stated, “…these Stories update in real-time, meaning Snapchatters can keep up with the latest news as it breaks. Whether it’s breaking news from credible sources on the war in Ukraine or the latest in pop culture or fashion, Dynamic Stories helps Snapchatters learn about the world as it happens.”

Their early partners include ESPN, Insider, CNN, The Mirror, Page Six, GQ, Vogue, and many more. 

What’s Trending On Social?

Meet Your New Percy Jackson

Disney is adapting Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson & The Olympians into a TV series! They recently announced their pick for the titular role, and it is none other than The Adam Project’s Walker Scobell. 

The first adaptation of Riordan’s popular book series, which included two films starring Logan Lerman as Percy, caught much backlash regarding the changes to the story and the characters. For example, Percy was 12 in the first book, The Lightning Thief, but he was 16 in the movie. 

A lot of fans, old and new, are excited that an age-appropriate actor will be playing their favourite demigod – even Rick Riordan.

“Walker Scobell is an incredibly talented young man who blew us away with his audition tapes for the role of Percy,” the author wrote on his website. “It was obvious to me and the rest of the team that Walker had the perfect mix of comedic timing, sweetness, rebelliousness, snark and heroism to embody our hero Percy Jackson.”

We’ll be seeing Scobell as Percy Jackson on Disney+ in late 2022.

Will Smith Banned From Oscars For 10 Years

As a consequence of his actions at the recent Oscar Awards, Will Smith is banned from attending the ceremony for the next ten years. 

The actor recently announced his resignation from the Academy on the 4th, and this announcement came only a week later.

Hailey Bieber Pleads Haters To Leave Her Be

Last Wednesday, model Hailey Bieber posted a video on TikTok asking her haters to stop. 

She started the video by directly saying, “Leave me alone,” and pleaded for peace and privacy. Hailey is no stranger to hate. It’s supposedly the norm for all celebrity partners to receive backlash from fans. (It’s not.) But she’s tired of all the hate in her comment section and begs these haters to leave her be. 

Watch the whole clip below. 


this is for you guys in my comments every single time I post

♬ original sound – Hailey Bieber

Aussie Exclusive: Chupa Chups Ice Cream

The rest of the world is quaking in jealousy because Australia has Chupa Chups-flavoured ice cream! 

The company partnered with Bulla Dairy Foods to give us a Strawberry & Cream ice cream that tastes exactly like the lollipop. How sweet is that?

Get yours at your local independent grocers. These sweet treats will be available in selected supermarkets starting May 2.


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