X has a new link preview design 🔗👀
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In this issue we cover:
✅X's new link preview design
✅Updates from Meta & TikTok who are both testing ad-free subscriptions
✅Trending audio for Reels &TikTok (and examples of how to use it)
✅Social media holidays for Octoberand more!
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What's New in Social From the Past Week
X is rolling out a new link preview that will remove the headline and preview text and only show the header image.
The new pinning feature would allow users to pin communities, lists and search queries.
Just like Meta, TikTok is now testing out an ad-free subscription. The subscription would be $4.99 a month.
New Zealanders will be able to get Meta verified as Meta expands their program.
European users will have the option to pay a fee or agree to personalized ads.
According to The Information, Meta is going to be holding focus groups with creators in hopes to learn how it can make Threads more appealing.
YouTube announced that they will be adding new subscriber analytics including why subscribers cancel their channel subscription.
YouTube has expanded it's Partner Program to 24 more countries. This will create more monetization opportunities for creators.
Adobe's Photoshop on the web is now available! The web version will include popular AI tools that the desktop version has including Generative Fill and Generative Expand.
Millions of podcasts will have auto-generated transcripts which will be time-synced so listeners can visually follow along.
This Week's Trending Audio
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Social Media Holidays for the Month of October
October 9 – Columbus Day (US) / Thanksgiving
October 10 – World Mental Health Day
October 11 – National Coming Out Day
October 15 – White Cane Safety Day
October 21 – Sweetest Day
October 26 – National Pumpkin Day (US)
October 31 – Halloween
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