Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Meta Strengthens Online Safety With Stricter Measures For Teens On Facebook And Instagram, Openai Launches A Store For Custom AI-Powered Chatbots, Instagram Tests Option To Create Stories for Friends; Details& More…..

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  • January 12, 2024,

1.Meta Strengthens Online Safety With Stricter Measures For Teens On Facebook And Instagram

Meta introduces online safety enhancements with new protections and age-appropriate experiences. Content policies for teens address sensitive topics like self-harm and remove age-inappropriate material. Safer spaces for teens are created on Instagram and Facebook. [Source: The Times Of India]

2. Openai Launches A Store For Custom AI-Powered Chatbots

OpenAI has launched a store for GPTs, custom chatbot apps powered by its text- and image-generating AI models. The GPT Store, as it’s called, lives in a new tab in the ChatGPT client on the web, and features a range of GPTs developed both by OpenAI’s partners and the wider dev community. [Source: Tech Crunch]

3. Instagram Tests Option To Create Stories for Friends

Instagram is testing out yet another collaborative option, this time via Stories that you would create for a friend. Some users are now seeing a new option in the Stories creation flow that enables them to share their Story to a friend via the “Friend’s Story” option. [Source: Social Media Today]

4. The Rabbit R1 Is An AI-Powered Gadget That Can Use Your Apps For You

Rabbit announced its initial 10,00 unit run of R1 units has already sold out, and now it’s taking pre-orders for a second shipment in the spring. The R1 looks a little like a Playdate console or maybe a modernized version of one of those ’90s-era handheld TVs. [Source: The Verge]

5. Microsoft Ads Unveils Major Changes To Hotel And Property Ad Management

Microsoft Advertising is introducing changes to streamline the setup and management of Hotel Price ads and Property Promotion ads. Starting February 6, the platform will discontinue the creation of subaccounts and bid management in the Hotel Center. [Source: Search Engine Land]

6. YouTube Updates Harassment And Cyberbullying Policies Amid Crackdown Against Dangerous AI Content Impacting Minors

Popular video-sharing app YouTube is going strong in terms of its crackdown against AI content that simulates deadly and drastic events linked to minors in a very realistic manner. The tech giant just confirmed how it would be making it harder for such incidents to arise in the first place through stringent policies linked to both cybercrimes and harassment. [Source: Digital Information World]

7. X Removes Support For NFT Profile Pictures

Elon Musk’s X wrote about a grand vision for the company in 2024, which includes launching peer-to-peer payments and more AI-powered tools. Amid all this, the company silently removed a feature for paid subscribers. They’re no longer able to set an NFT as a profile picture. [Source: TechCrunch]

8. Meta Advertisers To Disclose Digitally-Altered Image, Video On Social, Political Issues

In a move to check deep fakes, social media giant Meta on Wednesday announced a new rule that mandates advertisers on its platform to disclose about digitally-created or altered photorealistic images or videos on social issue, electoral, or political advertisements. [Source: Outlook]

9. WhatsApp Business Accounts Will Be Allowed To Subscribe To Meta Verified In New Update

The app will allow such users to subscribe to Meta Verified through its upcoming update. This would be available very soon and would mean that those account holders having business accounts can take on the chance to add a verified status or badge to their respective online channels. [Source: Digital Information World]

10. X Announces New, Exclusive Shows With Former Tv Identities

With X now describing itself as a “video first” platform, the Elon Musk-owned app is also looking to make a bigger push into original content, with the platform today announcing new, exclusive content deals with TV identities Don Lemon, Tulsi Gabbard, and Jim Rome. [Source: Social Media Today]


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