Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google Updates Policy on Cryptocurrency Ads, WhatsApp updates: Multiple account feature and improved interface, Pinterest Adds New Body Type Matching to Improve the Diversity of its Discovery Tools & More…

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  • September 9, 2023,

1.Google Updates Policy on Cryptocurrency Ads

Google will not allow advertisements for NFT games that promote gambling-related content. This restriction aims to protect users from potentially harmful gaming experiences and maintain the integrity of Google’s advertising platform. [Source: Search Engine Land]

2. WhatsApp updates: Multiple account feature and improved interface

The latest WhatsApp updates include enabling multiple accounts within the same device and an added improvement to the interface available for Beta testers on Android. [Source: Social Samosa]

3. Pinterest Adds New Body Type Matching to Improve the Diversity of its Discovery Tools

Pinterest is rolling out a new process that will enable users to find more images and examples that align with their body shape, via an AI-based system that identifies body shape, size, and form within images. [Source: Social Media Today]

4. YouTube is removing individual ad controls on new videos

YouTube creators won’t be able to individually select if pre-roll, post-roll, skippable, and non-skippable ads appear in new videos. [Source: Search Engine Land]

5. Apple Is Investing Millions In The World Of AI To Better Its Framework And Enhance Its Apple GPT

The company seems to have set its eyes on bettering its framework and own language model that’s dubbed by its own workers as Apple GPT. [Source: Digital Information World]

6. YouTube Moves Into Mobile Games With ‘Playables’

YouTube’s looking to make a bigger push into gaming via a new “Playables” element that’s now being tested in the YouTube app, which will enable users to play simple games in-stream. [Source: Social Media Today]

7. X’s Community Notes will now include videos in order to curb misinformation

X launches Community Notes on videos to correct information on community videos. This feature will enable users to put context on videos they find misinformed, which can then be verified for accuracy by other users. [Source: Social Samosa]

8. Instagram Rolls Out Option to Share Feed Posts With ‘Close Friends’ Only

Instagram rolled out a new option to share feed posts with Close Friends only, providing another way to facilitate more enclosed group engagement. [Source: Social Media Today]

9. X launches Community Notes for videos

X has added another valuable element to its Community Notes user-led moderation process, with all instances of any video that gets a Community Note now set to display the message, in any re-shares and posts. [Source: TechCrunch]

10. YouTube Announces Updated Ad Placement Controls, Experiments with New Ad Formats for CTV

YouTube’s announced some updated ad control options for creators, which are coming later in the year, while it’s also rolling out some new display formats for CTV ads. [Source: Social Media Today]

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