Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Google’s New Product Listing, Facebook’s Updated Verification Guidelines, Twitter’s Super Follows & more…

By Logicserve News Desk

  • September 3, 2021,

1.Google Adds New Product Listing and Discovery Options Ahead of the Holiday Push

Google has announced a range of new commerce tools for the upcoming holiday season, which all retailers need to be considering in their plans. [Source: Social Media Today]

2. Facebook Provides Updated Overview of its Verification Guidelines for Facebook and Instagram

Facebook has provided a new overview of its approach to verification, and who, exactly, qualifies for the blue checkmark in its apps. [Source: Social Media Today]

3. Twitter Launches Super Follows on iOS

Twitter is starting to roll out Super Follows, its new feature that lets users charge for subscriber-only content. [Source: The Verge]

4. iOS 15 Now Prompts Users If They Want to Enable Apple Personalized Ads, After it was Previously On By Default

For iOS 15 users, Apple has begun prompting for their consent to enable Personalized Ads for their Apple ID. [Source: 9 to 5 Mac]

5. Reddit Adds New Option to Place Promotions Within Post Reply Threads

Reddit launches a new ‘Conversation Placement’ ad option, which will enable bands to promote their products within its highly engaged post comment threads. [Source: Social Media Today]

6. Google Plans to Sunset Expanded Text Ads: Here’s What Advertisers Can Do

Google has announced that it will no longer allow Expanded Text Ads, also known as ETAs, to be created starting June 30, 2022. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

7. Facebook Provides Holiday Tips for Shops, Flags Coming ‘Preferred Shop’ Labels

Facebook has provided some new tips for those using Facebook and Instagram Shops as to how they can add festive flair to their Shops. [Source: Social Media Today]

8. WordPress.com Parent Company Acquires Headless CMS Frontity

The parent company of WordPress.com acquired headless CMS company Frontity. The acquisition is seen as a significant milestone for the WordPress community.  [Source: Search Engine Journal]

9. Google Page Experience Update Is Now Rolled Out

Google confirmed that it completed the page experience update rollout. This includes the updates to the Top Stories carousel on mobile search. [Source: Search Engine Land]

10. LinkedIn Is Scrapping Its Stories Feature To Work On Short-Form Video

LinkedIn announced that it will suspend its Stories feature on September 30 and begin working on a different way to add short-form videos to the platform. [Source: TechCrunch]

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