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friday 11 June 2021 Web Stories2021-06-11
Facebook has announced new features for its Messenger app, including a quick reply bar, QR codes, and new chat themes.
The new quick reply bar can be found in the Messenger media viewer, and aims to make it easier to chat about media posted by friends without needing to go back to the main chat thread.
Three new chat themes, which are available in both Messenger and Instagram in chat settings, let users add new twists to their chat thread backgrounds.
In addition, Facebook is adding QR codes and payment links for use with Facebook Pay, allowing users to make payments even if they’re not on Facebook.
YouTube Adds New Tools to Detect Copyright Violations and Block Them Within the Upload Processsocialmediatoday.com
YouTube is rolling out some new options to give users more capacity to stop copyright violations in uploads, and detect potential IP infringements within the app.
First off, YouTube is adding a new element in the copyright claim process which will enable creators to tick a new box when reporting a copyright violation in order to ‘Prevent copies of these videos appearing on YouTube going forward’ in the detection/removal options.
In order to provide insight into how effective the process is working for your claimed content, YouTube is also adding a new listing of how many videos have been blocked from being uploaded due to your claim.
Any such process can also be misused via fraudulent claims of videos for varying purposes. In such cases where the tool is applied based on a false claim, YouTube says that it will remove the option from those channels, or it may move to delete channels entirely in response.
You can read more about the new copyright detection and removal processes here.
Twitter is set to update the user profile in the next few weeks with the addition of a newsletter subscription button. The goal, is to help newsletter writers better leverage their existing Twitter followers in an effort to grow their subscriber bases.
The “subscribe” button, which will live prominently on the profile pages of those who choose to turn on the feature, will be available to anyone with a Revue account.
According to a mockup, Twitter users will be able to both subscribe to newsletters and read a “sample issue” directly on a writer’s Twitter profile page.