In this week’s Platform Five: Instagram adds new ‘Audio’ tab


What’s changed in the last seven days? What does it mean?

Instagram adds new ‘Audio’ tab, Twitter adds new raised hand emoji in Spaces, and Facebook provides more data controls.

Let’s take a look at these changes in more detail.

Instagram adds new ‘Audio’ tab to its search options

Instagram is making it easier for its users to jump on any trend. Added to the search tab within Instagram, the ‘Audio’ tab will highlight the tracks available for use within the app. Tap on any track and you’ll see a TikTok-like display of the Reels that have utilized samples of that song.”

Read more here.

Twitter adds new raised hand emoji in Spaces

The new raised hand emoji feature will be “available to Spaces speakers, hosts and co-hosts, which enables speakers to signal that they have something to add to the discussion, without interrupting the chat.” This comes as Twitter prepares to launch its dedicated Spaces tab.

Learn more here.

Facebook provides more data controls

Facebook’s updates to its Transfer Your Information tool, aims “to make it easier for users to download the info that Facebook has stored on them, and transfer it to other platforms if they so desire.”

Read more here.

YouTube announces a range of updates to YouTube Studio

YouTube Studio’s updates aim to provide “more insight, more management options,” and improve “creators’ usage of its management app.” Among these updates is a dark mode option and ‘Hashtag Autocomplete Suggestions’ “within the video upload process.”

Learn more here.

WhatsApp previews new option to import your chat data between Android and iOS

WhatsApp is “providing another data portability element within parent company Facebook’s broader push.” The new import option will soon enable users to transfer their chat history “to a new device type, helping to maintain discussions and context when changing phones.”

Read more here.

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