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August Social Media News, Trends and Updates

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Kelly Flanagan

August was a big month for all of social media. We saw updates from all of our favorite platforms. Get the details in our vlog!  

Hi I’m Kelly and I’m Kristin. Welcome to this month’s edition of the social media recap where we discuss all the happenings in the world of social media. Here’s the good, the bad, and the ugly that happened in August.

Twitter’s data friendly, “Twitter Lite” is now available in more regions, including India. The light version grants access to those in places with slow mobile networks, expensive data plans and a lack of space on mobile devices.

Snapchat is introducing a new set of auto-trigger lenses which will be able to recognize different words and use them as cues for effects and filters. New lenses can be triggered by using words like hi, love, yes, no and wow.

Instagram added the popular poll stickers to its private messaging options giving users another way to interact with smaller groups.

Facebook is getting rid of friends lists. These were created in 2011 as a way to organize friend groups, but have since been found obsolete since the algorithm is more advanced and users can just unfollow people they wish to see updates from.

And a big congratulations shout out to LinkedIn for reaching 575 million members worldwide.

Facebook has been seen testing the removal of the share option at the bottom of posts and replacing it with an option to message. This is following a trend showing users preferring private chats maybe thanks to Facebook’s most recent privacy issues.

So that’s it for August! Be sure to follow us on our many social platforms so you’re always in the know and never miss an exciting episode.

Visit our Deep Ads Thoughts blog to learn more about current advertising, marketing and public relations tips and trends. Plus, check out our Push n’ Pull blog for all things in the world of digital and social media. 

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