Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Headlines Are Now Returning to Link Previews on X, Facebook rolls out ‘Link History’ for all users – and uses data for targeted ads, Facebook rolls out ‘Link History’ for all users – and uses data for targeted ads; Details & More…..

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  • January 5, 2024,

1.Headlines Are Now Returning To Link Previews On X

With post headlines now beginning to reappear on link previews posted to X once again. They’re now coming back to the web version of the app, with other platforms to follow, with the headline now in a slightly different place, and the preview text not shown. [Source: Social Media Today]

2. Facebook Rolls Out ‘Link History’ For All Users – And Uses Data For Targeted Ads

Facebook has started archiving all users’ link history globally on both Android and iOS devices. While users have the option to opt out, the feature is turned on by default, allowing Meta to utilize the collected data for targeted advertising. [Source: Search Engine Land]

3. X Rolls Out New ‘Affordable’ $200 Basic Tier Subscription For Verified Organizations

X seems to be on a mission to provide small businesses with financial relief as it just rolled out a new basic tier for verified organizations. Coming around at an estimated cost of just $200 per month, it’s a change from what many used to pay in the past. [Source: Digital Information World]

4. Google Implements First Stage In The Removal Of Tracking Cookies

The day has come, with Google activating the first stage of its cookie-removal strategy today. Last month, Google finally confirmed when it would begin removing tracking cookies for some users. [Source: Social Media Today]

5. Microsoft’s New Copilot Key Is The First Big Change To Windows Keyboards In 30 Years

A new Copilot key will ship on a variety of new PCs and laptops from Microsoft’s partners, providing quick access to Microsoft’s AI-powered Windows Copilot experience straight from a keyboard button press. [Source: The Verge]

6. WordPress Google Fonts Plugin Vulnerability Affects Up To +300,000 Sites

A vulnerability rated as High was recently patched in a Google Fonts optimization plugin for WordPress, allowing attackers to delete entire directories and upload malicious scripts. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

7. Instagram’s Upcoming Profile Collection Feature Will Help You Curate Your World

Instagram is all set to broaden its Collections feature, offering users the ability to share curated posts on their profiles. This move aims to enhance user understanding of individual interests. [Source: Digital Information World]

8. Google Confirms It Is Testing Ad Copy Variation In Live Ads

Google has quietly started testing placing headlines within the ad copy description text in live ads. Advertisers were not given prior notice about the ad copy variation experiment, and the uncertainty about the potential expansion of this test to more accounts has led to frustration within the community. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

9. New Window For Growth Opens On X After App Confirms 750,000 Job Openings Up For Grabs

Elon Musk’s X app just might be getting the best start for 2024 that it might have hoped for. The app just shared a new post that spoke about how more than 750,000 job openings were up for grabs, giving rise to endless possibilities of growth for the organization. [Source: Digital Information World]

10. X Announces Lower-Cost Verification For Organizations Package To Lure SMBs

X’s focus in 2024 will be on SMBs, with the platform looking to sign-up many more smaller ad partners in order to offset its losses from the bigger players, rather than paying $1,000 per month for a gold check mark in the app. [Source: Social Media Today]

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