Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Instagram Now Lets Users Add Lyrics To Reels, LinkedIn Launches New AI Summary Tools, YouTube Is Now Cracking Down On Ad Blockers Globally & More….

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  • November 4, 2023,

1.Instagram Now Lets Users Add Lyrics To Reels

Users can now add lyrics to reels on Instagram, as announced by CEO Adam Mosseri. He mentioned that the feature was added after the company noticed that users had to manually add lyrics to reels. [Source: Social Samosa]

2. LinkedIn Launches New AI Summary Tools, Reaches 1B Members

LinkedIn has announced some new AI features, building on its growing suite of AI-powered options. Its latest tools, which will be made available to LinkedIn Premium subscribers only. [Source: Social Media Today]

3. YouTube Is Now Cracking Down On Ad Blockers Globally

The platform has initiated a global effort to encourage users to either permit ads or explore YouTube Premium. While users may receive notifications regarding YouTube’s stance on ad blockers, they can still watch videos. [Source: Tech Crunch]

4. Google Launches New Domain Extension For More Unique Urls

Google has announced a new domain extension type, which could be another way to generate more interest and traffic for some brands. [Source: Social Media Today]

5. YouTube Rolls Out New Updates That Protect Young Users from Being Overexposed to Harmful Content Online

YouTube has rolled out some new updates to protect younger users from overexposure to potentially harmful content, while it’s also expanding on its prompts to youngsters to take a break from the app. [Source: Digital Information World]

6. Instagram Offers Collaborative Carousels

Instagram will offer users the choice to enable their followers to submit their own photos and videos for inclusion before publishing the post. [Source: Social Samosa]

7. Google Adds New Display Options To Help Retailers Maximize Their Holiday Sales Push

Google has rolled out some new tools to help businesses maximize their sales potential in the holiday push, including small business tags to improve discovery, new AI creation tools for product images, and additional Knowledge Panel info. [Source: Social Media Today]

8. Social Media Gets Creepy For Some While Interesting For Others As Meta Includes Labels For Its AI-Generated Profiles

The initial launch of the profiles has seen some popular faces from the world of entertainment and they included similar looks of supermodel Kendell Jenner, NFL star Tom Brady, rapper Snoop Dogg, and more.  [Source: Digital Information World]

9. Quora’s Poe Launches A Revenue Program For Bot Creators

Quora’s AI chatbot Poe is now paying bot creators and server bots who integrate their bots with Poe, according to its new revenue program. The program serves as a platform for small AI companies and to attract more subscribers on Poe. [Source: Social Samosa]

10. Google Bard Can Now Respond In Real Time

Google Bard, the conversational AI tool by Google, can now respond to your questions in real-time. You can turn it off and tell Bard to only respond once the answer is complete, but now, by default, Bard writes out the response in real time. [Source: Search Engine Land]

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