Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google’s Business Profiles API, YouTube’s Shorts Shelf, Twitter’s Integration with Paytm & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • February 18, 2022,

1.Google Launches Google Business Profiles Calls API

Google has released a new Google Business Profiles API for obtaining call history data from your Google Business Profiles programmatically. [Source: Search Engine Land]

2. YouTube Adds New Shorts Shelf in Channel Listings, Continuing its Push on Short-Form Content

YouTube has a new addition on the desktop version of channel pages to display each channel’s Shorts clips in a separate element. [Source: Social Media Today]

3. Twitter Adds Paytm Integration for Person-to-Person Tips Feature

Twitter has announced support for Paytm as an additional payment provider for its Tips feature, allowing creators to receive funds. [Source: Gadgets 360]

4. Google Announces Privacy Sandbox On Android To Balance Ads In Apps With Better User Data Protections

Google announced that it is actively developing its Privacy Sandbox for Android, its equivalent data privacy control for Android users. [Source: 9 to 5 Google]

5. Instagram Enables Likes On Stories

Instagram is enabling likes on story posts, giving users another way to express positive sentiments towards others’ content. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

6. Google Dropping Follow And Welcome Offers In Local Listings

Google has announced in the local business forums that it will soon be deprecating the follow and welcome offers features for local business listings. [Source: Search Engine Land]

7. New Google AdSense Related Search For Content Pages

Google has announced a new AdSense ad unit named related search for content pages. [Source: Search Engine Roundtable]

8. LinkedIn Adds New Elements to its ‘Services’ Listings to Help Freelancers Generate Business

LinkedIn has added two new elements to its Services Pages, which enable freelancers and SMBs to list the services that they provide on their LinkedIn profiles. [Source: Social Media Today]

9. Google Releases Data Studio Dashboard For Web Stories

Google has created a Data Studio sample template called the Web Stories Insights Dashboard, providing an overview of how Google Web Stories performs. [Source: Search Engine Land]

10. Google Ads Makes Changes To Automated Extensions

Google announced new improvements on ad extensions to advertisers geared towards easier management. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

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