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In this week’s Platform Five: Instagram users can delete individual posts from carousels

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

Instagram users can delete individual posts from carousels, Clubhouse adds live captions, and Twitter launches initial test of live-stream shopping broadcasts.

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

Instagram users can delete individual posts from carousels

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri has announced a highly requested update to carousel posts. Users can now delete individual posts within carousels when they edit. This will provide users greater capacity to manage their feeds.

Read more here.

Clubhouse adds live captions

Clubhouse is following in Twitter Spaces’ footsteps with this new feature. Adding live captions to chat rooms will increase accessibility, “while also facilitating expanded usage, with people able to tune in in ‘sound off’ situations if they choose.”

Learn more here.

Twitter launches initial test of live-stream shopping broadcasts

With YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Pinterest, and Snapchat incorporating live-stream shopping capabilities, Twitter is jumping on the bandwagon too. Twitter’s take on live-stream shopping “will enable users to tune into the live broadcast, with shopping options displayed below the video feed.”

Read more here.

YouTube adds option to reuse details from previous videos

The new option will enable creators to reuse video titles, video descriptions, language settings, shorts sampling permissions, and category selections. The aim is to make the posting process more efficient for creators who regularly post on the same topics or with the same language options.

Learn more here.

Snapchat Launches New AR Shopping Showcase

Another social media eCommerce push and just in time for the November sales and Christmas season. The app is introducing several AR shopping opportunities in partnership with big brands like Amazon. According to Snapchat, “each brand will have a dedicated virtual store environment”.

Learn more here.

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