Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google’s MicroDroid, Instagram’s ‘Professional Dashboard’, YouTube’s Clips to Live Stream & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • January 29, 2021,

1.Google developing new Android called MicroDroid

A new version of Android is in the works over at Google with the name MicroDroid. This new operating system is apparently a bare-bones version of Android made specifically for virtual machines. [Source: SlashGear]

2. Instagram Launches New Professional Dashboard, Helping Creators Make a Living

Instagram has launched its new Professional Dashboard as a support service for creators. It helps bring all the resources and tools together in a centralized “home” location. [Source: Social Media Today]

3. YouTube Introduces Clips For Live Streams

YouTube is testing a new feature called Clips which allows users to make short, shareable videos out of creators’ live streams. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

4. Google adds price drop appearance rich results to search results

Google has updated the product structured data help documentation to add a section for price drop appearance. [Source: Search Engine Land]

5. Twitter Launches Birdwatch Trial Programme to Let Users Fact Check Misinformation

Twitter has launched a pilot programme that has users flag tweets that they believe are misleading and write notes to provide context. [Source: Gadgets 360]

6. Google Warns Against Using Web Stories Teasers

Google announced they will stop ranking low quality Web Stories that tease content but don’t deliver. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

7. The New Instagram Content Publishing API Makes Scheduling Posts A Reality

Instagram has rolled out a new Content Publishing API that will support scheduling and publishing single photo or video posts. [Source: We are Social Media]

8. Microsoft Advertising now offers Filter Link Extensions

Microsoft Advertising announced an addition to their ad extension offerings today: Filter Link Extensions. With this, ads will include one header with between 3 and 10 clickable text values. [Source: Search Engine Land]

9. Facebook Tests A More Prominent Short Videos Button To Its App Interface, Going All In On Competing With TikTok

Facebook’s recently added a “Short Videos” button to its app interface, allowing users to make and upload short videos that go up to 26 seconds. [Source: Digital Information World]

10. Google Releases Data on Cookie Replacement Mechanism Called FloC

Google has released some insight into the technology it believes will replace their cookie-based world in the Chrome browser. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

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