Plus why banned grandmas of Instagram are taking on Trump.
According to Adweek, Facebook is testing the ability for brands to create custom audiences based on engagement with Instagram business profiles. According to a screenshot of the Facebook Help Centre page, brands that are included in the test group can choose the types of engagement with their Instagram business profiles to include—all interactions, users who have messaged the profile, and more – along with specifying a time period of up to 365 days prior.
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Twitter has announced new advanced filters so you can turn off notifications on accounts that don’t follow you, as well as more accounts. The expansion of the advanced settings comes as Twitter attempts to make good on its promise to stamp out trolls and spam.
Read more about this exciting update here.
In case you missed the news, Instagram has announced the ability to reply to Stories with a photo or video. To reply with a photo or a video, tap the new camera button while you’re watching a story – and users can access any creative tool in the camera, including face filters, stickers and Rewind.
Read more about this new addition to Instagram here.
Spotify has landed itself in hot water, denying claims that it is creating fake artists to fill popular playlists in an attempt to keep royalty costs down. The allegations were first made by Music Business Worldwide last year, when the site claimed that the streaming service was asking producers to create music to specification and paying them a flat fee to own the track outright.
Read more about this developing story here.
- You know that Jayden K. Smith Facebook hack? It’s actually a hoax that doesn’t make any damn sense [via Mashable]
- Facebook Is Testing Custom Audiences Based on Engagement With Instagram Business Profiles [via Adweek]
- Twitter now lets you mute notifications from people who don’t follow you [via The Verge]
- Emoji sheriffs are patrolling Twitter [via Mashable]
- Introducing Photo and Video Replies to Stories [via Instagram blog]
- Banned Grandmas of Instagram take on Trump over travel ban [via The Guardian]
- Two Major Mid-Year Reports Show A Growing Music Industry [via hypebot]
- Spotify Gives a Platform to Musicians From Countries Affected by U.S. Travel Ban [via Creativity Online]
- Jay-Z’s first solo tour in four years comes with a four-day Tidal presale [via Digital Trends]
- Spotify responds to allegations it’s putting fake artists on playlists to cut costs [via FACT Magazine]
- CD Baby Extends Pro Publishing Services To Australia, New Zealand, Expands In Brazil [via hypebot]
- Fan Sues Gwen Stefani & Live Nation for Stampede That Left Her With a Broken Leg [via Billboard]
- Tyler, The Creator’s New Album Cover, Explained by the Artist [via Pigeons & Planes]
- Snap falls below its IPO price for the first time [via TechCrunch]
- Looking for Concert Tickets? Then Don’t Use Google [via Digital Music News]
- These Two Well-Written Ads Perfectly Show How Dumb Humans Are Getting [via Adweek]
- Why Adidas Is Going Beyond Fitness With Its New “All Day” Lifestyle App [via Fast Company]
- 7 Reasons Why No One is Watching Your Video Content [via Hubspot blog]
- ‘Instaworthy’ touches: How Marriott incorporates digital into its boutique hotels [via Digiday]
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