This week in media news, Instagram is testing a shocking and controversial change, and Twitter makes more moves to protect democracy.

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Instagram officially launches a quiz sticker

  • After quite a few months of testing, this week Instagram has officially made the sticker available to everyone
  • The feature is available in the stickers drawer on your stories, and allows you to quiz your followers on whatever you like
  • This tool is a great new way to spark engagement

Source: Fortune

Is watch party coming to Instagram?

  • Social Media Today has reported that watch party may be coming to Instagram
  • Just like on Facebook, groups will be able to watch a video simultaneously while also seeing their on camera reactions

Source: Social Media Today

Will like counts be disappearing from our IG feeds?

  • In one Instagram design change prototype, it looks like the social media giant are playing around with the idea of removing like counts from posts
  • In this design, only the person who uploads the image will be able to see how many people like the post
  • Instagram hopes this will help users’ mental health and well-being, allowing everyone to focus on the quality of the content and not the amount of likes

Source: Tech Crunch

Facebook might be adding a news tab by the end of the year

  • In an interview published on his Facebook page, Mark Zuckerberg has stated that he may be adding a dedicated news tab to the platform
  • At this stage it will be free for users to view

Source: Facebook

Dark Mode is now on Facebook Messenger

  • Facebook has rolled out the ability to change your messenger chat to dark mode
  • The feature can help reduce glare and eye strain in darker environments, as well as help android users save battery as it uses less energy to display black
  • We’ve been seeing this trend a lot lately as social media companies take on more social responsibility

Source: The Verge

Twitter makes moves to combat vote manipulation

  • This week Twitter has announced that it is doing more to combat content that are deceitful to voters
  • Users will now be able to report a tweet by selecting the ‘its misleading about voting’ option from their report a tweet section

Source: Twitter Blog