Weekend Digital Media Round-Up: Zuckerberg launches Meta Verified for Instagram and Facebook in India, LinkedIn Launches DMs for Company Pages , YouTube Invites Shorts to Participate in New Cross-Promotion Program & More…

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  • June 10, 2023,

1.Zuckerberg launches Meta Verified for Instagram and Facebook in India

Meta Verified, the feature that allows users on Instagram and Facebook to verify their identity, is now available in India with legacy verified badges. [Source: Social Samosa]

2. LinkedIn Launches DMs for Company Pages

With more social media conversation shifting to DMs, and away from public feeds, LinkedIn’s looking to build out its messaging tools, with a view to facilitating more professional connection and interaction via InMails in the app. [Source: Social Media Today]

3. YouTube Invites Shorts to Participate in New Cross-Promotion Program

YouTube has launched a new initiative called #ShortsFriends, which invites Shorts creators to promote each other through reciprocal sharing within the app. [Source: Social Media Today]

4. Apple Has Spent Billions of Dollars on Its New Headset But Experts Explain Why The Response Is Underwhelming

Firms like Apple, Meta, and more have been raving about how to face computers would be the vision of the future and they’re the next best thing. But clearly, they may not have been totally right on this forecast. [Source: Digital Information World]

5. Google Ads API v.14 is here, with 5 big updates

Google Ads API version 14 has been rolled out with several major updates, including new features to support the move from Universal Analytics to Google Analytics 4. [Source: Search Engine Land]

6. Microsoft Says No New Advertisers Will Be Allowed on Its Platforms Without Verification Starting August

Computational giant Microsoft is laying down a new policy regarding advertising and it has people applauding the decision. The company says it would only be allowing those advertisers to put out campaigns on its platforms that have achieved verification. [Source: Digital Information World]

7. Meta Shares New Tips to Maximize Ad Campaign Performance

Meta’s ‘Performance 5’ framework, data-backed tactics that Meta has developed to align with the latest systematic shifts, which utilize the latest tools in your arsenal to optimize performance. [Source: Social Media Today]

8. Google’s Bard Language Model Enhances Its Logic and Reasoning Capabilities

Google revealed how its Bard is getting more enhanced skills in the domain of logic and reasoning. Such updates are designed to enhance its capability to solve math-related tasks and even give replies for queries linked to coding themes while also handling prompts related to manipulation too. [Source: Digital Information World]

9. Popular third-party Reddit app Apollo is shutting down as a result of Reddit’s new API pricing

The popular third-party Reddit app Apollo is shutting down on June 30, 2023, as a direct result of Reddit’s recently announced new API pricing plans which would end up costing Apollo $20 million per year to continue to operate its business. [Source: TechCrunch]

10. Pinterest Launches Next Stage of Data Clean Rooms Trial with Wayfair

Pinterest is launching the next stage of its data clean room trial, in conjunction with LiveRamp, with retailer Wayfair set to become the first business to incorporate the new process. [Source: Social Media Today]

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