Facebook updates authentication options for improved security

Facebook updates authentication options for improved security

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 updates authentication options for improved security

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Facebook integrates new Home Services directory for Marketplace

Facebook integrates new Home Services directory for Marketplace

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.

Facebook integrates new Home Services directory for Marketplace

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Twitter introduces badges that confirm political candidates

Twitter introduces badges that confirm political candidates

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.

Twitter introduces badges that confirm political candidates

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Google confirms shortening of search snippets after 2017 expansion

Google confirms shortening of search snippets after 2017 expansion

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.

Google confirms shortening of search snippets after 2017 expansion

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Facebook launches new group tools to improve moderation

Facebook launches new group tools to improve moderation

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.

Facebook launches new group tools to improve moderation

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Google Trends gets update to keyword research tool

Google Trends gets update to keyword research tool

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.

Google Trends gets update to keyword research tool

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Google scales up efforts against scammers targeting SMBs

Google scales up efforts against scammers targeting SMBs

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.

Google scales up efforts against scammers targeting SMBs

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Instagram introduces feature for users to ‘mute’ other accounts

Instagram introduces feature for users to ‘mute’ other accounts

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.

Instagram introduces feature for users to ‘mute’ other accounts

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Twitter announces it will remove its TV integrated apps

Twitter is officially removing its TV connected applications

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.

Twitter is officially removing its TV connected applications

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Facebook unveils new marketplace for discovering influencers

Facebook unveils new marketplace for discovering influencers

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.

Facebook unveils new marketplace for discovering influencers

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