Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Whatsapp Rolls Out Voice Notes And Three Other Features To Channels: All The Details, Instagram Now Allows Users To Create And Share Custom Stickers From Photos, Here Is How, Youtube Adds Simplified Tools To Edit Long Form Clips Into Shorts; Details& More…..

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  • January 19, 2024,

1.Whatsapp Rolls Out Voice Notes And Three Other Features To Channels: All The Details

WhatsApp rolls out new features including voice notes, polls, sharing to status, and multiple admins for Channels. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, announced the features on his WhatsApp Channel and asked users to vote on the ‘best game of all time’. [Source: The Times Of India]

2. Instagram Now Allows Users To Create And Share Custom Stickers From Photos, Here Is How

Meta recently announced that it is bringing a new AI tool to its platform, including Instagram and WhatsApp. The tools will include features like AI stickers, which will allow users to create personalised stickers using text commands. [Source: India Today]

3. YouTube Adds Simplified Tools To Edit Long Form Clips Into Shorts

YouTube has rolled out a new option to help you reformat your long-form content into Shorts, which could be a handy option for those looking to tap into the popularity of the Shorts format. [Source: Social Media Today]

4. Google ‘Circle to Search’: The New AI-Powered Search Gesture For Android

Google introduced “Circle to Search” which lets Android users search by circling items on their screen. Google enhanced its “Multisearch” feature to provide AI-generated overviews when users take a photo and ask a question. These new search capabilities aim to make the user experience more natural and intuitive. [Source: Search Engine Journal]

5. Microsoft Launches Copilot Pro For $20 Per Month Per User

Copilot Pro, the most advanced and fastest version of Copilot, has been released by Microsoft. This brings “a new premium subscription for individuals that provides a higher tier of service for AI capabilities, brings Copilot AI capabilities to Microsoft 365 Personal and Family subscribers, and new capabilities, such as the ability to create Copilot GPTs,” Microsoft announced. [Source: Search Engine Land]

6. You Can Now Cancel In-Progress Stories Uploads On Instagram

In the latest version of the app, you now have an option to halt a Stories upload mid-process, which could be a valuable way to catch errors or issues before they get made viewable in the app. [

Source: Social Media Today]

7. How OpenAI’s GPT-3 Store Is Revolutionizing The Tech And Marketing World

OpenAI, the company behind the ground-breaking innovation, GPT-3, has taken a leap ahead by launching the GPT-3 store, making their language model accessible to the public, reported by Social Media Today. [Source: Medium]

8. Linkedin Rolls Out New Job Search Features To Make It Easier To Find Relevant Opportunities

LinkedIn is rolling out new tools that are designed to help people find relevant job opportunities. A new “Job Collections” feature will allow users to expand their job options by exploring collections of relevant jobs across a variety of industries and companies. Plus, the platform is launching a new “Preferences” page that makes it easier to select and manage your preferences. [Source: TechCrunch]

9. Snapchat Provides New AR Art Activation In Partnership With Fine Arts Museums Of San Francisco

Snapchat’s once again looking to highlight the potential of integrating AR and classic art, via a new partnership with the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (FAMSF), which will see an augmented reality try-on element included within its latest exhibition of 20th- and 21st-century women’s clothing in the United States. [Source: Social Media Today]

10. Threads Now Lets You Hide Both Like And Share Counts On Your Posts

A new update in Threads allows users to hide both Like and Share counts on their posts. Previously, only Like counts could be hidden. This option can be set for individual posts and can also be made the default setting for all posts. [Source: Briefly]


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