What’s going on in the world of social media this week? 7 — 13 September 2021

What’s going on in the world of social media this week? 7 — 13 September 2021

Things are changing almost every day in the world of social media. Updates, security measures, shutdowns, purchases, reports, forecasts, and such can affect us one way or another. At Sociality.io, our aim is to help our customers understand the nuances of this ever-changing digital world. Here on a weekly basis, we update you with news that might be important for your marketing strategies. Happy reading!

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Ray-Ban teases launch of Facebook’s Smart Glasses

Facebook has been developing its glasses with Ray-Ban’s parent company EssilorLuxottica for some time and earlier described it as a stepping stone toward “full augmented reality glasses.” This new page on Ray-Ban’s website started teasing the glasses earlier last Thursday.

WhatsApp will let you hide your online status

As spotted by WABetaInfo, a new privacy tool may be in development to allow more control over customizing online status. The new option adds the possibility to exclude specific contacts from seeing the user’s status.

News from LinkedIn

LinkedIn Sales Solutions announced new Sales Navigator features that let sellers take a more tailored and personalized approach to their outreach, and a year and a half after rolling out the Stories format on its platform, the platform said it is about to retire the feature and work on evolving it.

The Storm the Dorm sweepstake

Pinterest has launched a sweepstake to encourage college students to create a vision for their new dorm room with Idea Pins.

YouTube nearly doubles music and premium subscribers

In YouTube’s monthly newsletter, the platform reports that it has now reached a total of 50 million users subscribed to or trying YouTube Music and YouTube Premium.

Facebook Gaming expands creators’ access to music

To allow gaming creators to concentrate on what they do best, without worrying about music rights, Facebook has announced an expansion of its licensed music for gaming streams.