Twitter Rolls Out Conversation Threads on iOS and more… [weekly snapshot]

Twitter Rolls Out Conversation Threads on iOS

Hello and welcome to this week’s Social Snapshot – our weekly roundup of social media news – including Twitter rolls out conversation threads on iOS. You’ll find below everything that has happened in the world of social over the past week. Get your fill of the latest social media and marketing news in one concise weekly snapshot!

Twitter Rolls Out Conversation Threads on iOS

1st February 2020

Twitter has finally rolled out an element of its ‘conversational’ feature updates that its been beta testing over the last six months. Twitter is bringing a new ‘threaded’ conversation update to its iOS app, which more clearly defines replies from people you know to any given tweet. The update is a scaled-back variation of threaded replies which Twitter first showcased in September 2018, focused on improving tweet engagement.

LinkedIn Reaches 675 Million Members, Continues to See ‘Record Levels of Engagement’

31st January 2020

Microsoft has once again reported that LinkedIn saw ‘record levels of engagement’ over the last three months of 2019, while the platform also continues to expand its audience across the globe. 675 million members is a new milestone for LinkedIn – back in November, the platform reported reaching 660 million total members, which would suggest that it’s added another 15 million over the last three months.

As TikTok looms, YouTube plans to remain the ‘clear founding ground’ of British talent

30th January

YouTube’s UK boss says its role as the launchpad for the careers of successful British musicians, actors, comedians and producers is finally being recognised. Now, in the face of rising competition from the likes of TikTok, its 2020 mission is to attract and develop more creators.

Facebook Climbs to 2.5 Billion Monthly Active Users, But Rising Costs Impede Income Growth

30th January 2020

Facebook has published its Q4 2019 performance update, showing increases in both users and revenue, though costs associated with newer initiatives are also impeding overall growth. The performance update includes stats on usership, such as Facebook added 34 million daily active users, taking it to 1.66 billion DAU for the period.

2020’s new emoji include the transgender flag and more gender-inclusive options

29th January 2020

The Unicode Consortium has revealed 117 new emoji that will be rolled out later this year as part of Emoji 13.0. There are 62 new emoji and 55 new gender and skin tone variants of emoji, including more gender-inclusive options.

Photo by Sara Kurfeß on Unsplash.

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