Facebook is now adding new systems to improve account security for its users, with more two-factor authentication options now being made freely available. Facebook has simplified the entire two-factor authentication creation process, making it much easier for users to comprehend and input their verification options.
Facebook has begun implementing a new options for its dedicated Marketplace feature, now featuring a ‘Home Services Professionals’ directory. The new directory is expected to be rolled out to all United States users within the next few weeks.
As part of a push to improve the accuracy and authority of political information being broadcast on their social network, Twitter is introducing a new special kind of label that will appear against the tweets and profiles of political candidates participating in the upcoming midterm elections in the United States.
All the time spent expanding meta descriptions to conform to longer search snippets seems to have been wasted. Google has confirmed that only around 5 months after they increased the character length of search result snippets, they are now decreasing the character length.
Facebook has continued to put an increased focus on the functionality of its groups feature, seeing it as a means to make sure users are more engaged with the platform while also allowing voluntary user moderation, which takes some of the pressure off of Facebook’s internal moderators.
Google has revealed it is rolling out a big new update to their Google Trends keyword research tool. Google Trends is considered one of the most effective SEO tools as if can provide accurate information on how, when and where searchers are using specific keywords.
As communication networks become more sophisticated so to do the scams and frauds that prey on the vulnerable, many of whom are ignorant to the threat they pose. There are plenty of scammers that claim to be Google employees and they like to target small to medium business owners who may not have a sophisticated way of detecting unscrupulous agents.
Instagram is introducing a brand new feature that lets users hide posts and stories by a particular account on their feed without unfollowing them. This new feature bears a striking similarity with Twitter’s existing feature, even sharing the same name.
The new feature is called ‘mute’ and it blocks content from a particular user from appearing on the main feed.
Twitter seems to be taking a step backwards in its fight for domination of the digital video market, with the social media company announcing that it will remove its TV enabled apps on Xbox, Roku and Android TV on May 24th. The device connected apps allowed users to view video content from Twitter from the comfort of their home televisions, which has been a core element in the development of more sophisticated video broadcast options.
With the rise of influencer based marketing, social media giant Facebook is trying to source new ways of attracting influential online creators and opinion leaders to their platform. Facebook is now developing a fresh platform to serve as an influencer marketplace that would enable marketers to connect with influencers that are relevant to their brand.