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Social media are online communications channels that help people share information or content and interact with each other. Clearly defining the term is quite tricky because there are numerous social media services available nowadays. The most well-known are Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat, TikTok, etc.
Twitter Is Rebranding Its Super Follows Feature as Subscriptions
Subscriptions are currently only available in the United States for select users who meet the minimum eligibility criteria of being 18 or older, having at least 10K followers, and having tweeted at least 25 times over the last 30 days.
Jack Dorsey's Decentralized Twitter Alternative Bluesky Debuts on the App Store
Bluesky features separate tabs for home, search, and notifications, as well as a repost feature – the interface is very similar to Twitter. It also allows you to post messages of up to 256 characters and attach photos.
Instagram Co-Founders Introduce Artifact, a New AI-Powered News App
Artifact's features can be compared to TikTok as it uses a similar algorithmic approach to content but applies it to its text only, focusing on what users like instead of showing them content based on who they follow.
Meta Introduced Telegram-Like Channels on Instagram
According to Zuckerberg, creators can keep their followers posted using text, photo, video, voice notes, and polls. For now, only creators can send messages, while followers can emoji react to content and vote in polls.
Twitter Blue Subscribers Can Now Write 4,000-Character Tweets
Paid Twitter Blue subscribers can now create tweets of up to 4,000 characters long instead of the previous 280-character limit. As of now, the new feature is available in the United States only.
Meta Will Allow Creators to Make and Sell NFTs Directly on Instagram
Instagram users will soon be able to create their own NFTs and sell them to followers and fans both on and off the social media platform. Meta itself will not charge fees for creating and selling NFTs until 2024.
Instagram to Let Users Shop Directly Through DMs
Instagram is turning DMs into an all-in-one customer service tool as it introduces a new feature that lets Instagram shoppers in the United States place orders right through DMs, as well as ask sellers follow-up questions about their products and track orders.