Some more from our “This Week in Digital and Social” series, where our team curates some of the latest developments:
Instagram Launches its TikTok-Like ‘Reels’ Functionality in 50 New Regions — Instagram has announced that it’s making is TikTok-like ‘Reels’ functionality available in 50 regions, including the US, in addition to the 4 where it was already available.
Snapchat Adds New Voter Registration Tools Ahead of the 2020 US Election — Snapchat’s rolling out a collection of new tools to encourage Snapchatters to vote in the upcoming US Presidential election, including registration prompts and new guides to assist first-time voters in having their say.
Snapchat’s Working on a New Option to Add Popular Music Clips to Your Snaps — Snapchat’s working on a new way to share music within Snaps, which could be seen as another nod towards the rising popularity of TikTok, though there are some variances in application.
Facebook Unveils its New Music Video Approach, Which Could Provide a Boost for Facebook Watch — Facebook has unveiled it’s new ‘Music Video Playlists’ within Facebook Watch, which will increase the focus on Facebook-exclusive releases, coordinated in partnership with music labels.