Blog / 2 Mar 2017

#Newsfeed: Twitter will now let you mute specific words; Spotify is preparing to launch a Hi-Fi subscription; Instagram testing out partner tags to improve influencer marketing transparency



Plus the fallout from Coachella’s website being hacked.


Facebook has announced an expansion of its mental health support tools, including streamlined reporting for suicide, assisted by artificial intelligence. Following the rise in Facebook Live being used to display concerning activity, the platform is also adding integrated suicide prevention tools to help people in real time on Facebook Live and live chat support from crisis support organisations through Messenger for users to utilise.

Read more on the official Facebook blog here.


Twitter has announced further measures to tackle harassment on the site, including giving users the ability to mute specific words, or mute accounts without a display picture. Twitter will also introduce notifications to let users know when the support team is currently active in their review of matters (such as actioning a harassment report), as well as proactively banning users (without their behaviour having to be reported).

Read more about this story here.


Social Media Today has spotted a curious new feature on Instagram – a new field where users can add a partner which will appear on their post. As users become more savvy about sponsored posts (and the Australian consumer law now required sponsorships to be highlighted in content), the new feature looks similar to Facebook’s functionality that enables verified Pages to share branded content by tagging partner brand Pages in their posts.

Read more about this story here.


Spotify is looking to improve the audio experience for users, with tests of a new lossless audio version of its streaming service beginning to run. The feature – which rival Tidal already offers – will reportedly cost $5 to $10 above the price for Spotify Premium per month.

Read more about this story here.


First Beyonce pulls out of the line-up, and now this. Coachella just can’t seem to catch a break at the moment, with reports that the festival’s website was hacked and the user data of hundreds of thousands of attendees stolen. An investigation by Vice’s Motherboard blog found that a dark web trader is selling 360,000 Coachella user accounts and 590,000 Coachella message board accounts.

Read more about this story here.



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