Blog / 20 Sep 2017

#Newsfeed: Facebook introduces Recent Ad Activity tab; Twitter curates top stories in Popular Article tool; YouTube’s Lyor Cohen dishes on “New Golden Age” of music



Plus why Avril Lavigne is the most dangerous celebrity to search for online.


Ever been sucked in by a Facebook ad, but then genuinely needed to return to it only to find you weren’t able to locate it? Well the platform is presenting a solution for that, with the addition of a “Recent Ad Activity” tab within personal profiles. You can find Recent Ad Activity in the bookmarks sidebar of Facebook’s mobile apps and desktop site, and it appears to show the past three months or so of ads you clicked, liked, commented on, shared or saved.

Read more about this story here.


Read more about this new feature here.


Instagram’s added a new way to reply to direct messages with a photo overlaid with text. The process is fairly simple – when replying to a DM, you type your reply text, then tap on the camera icon at the left of the composer. Your message text will then be overlaid onto your camera view.

Read more about this update here.


YouTube’s Global Head Of Music (and former label exec) Lyor Cohen sat down for a keynote interview at the 2017 Music Matters summit in Singapore recently, sharing with the audience his thoughts on the “new golden age” of music. He hinted that YouTube is serious about subscriptions, but “building a subscription business is really hard”. “We’re definitely going to continue the hard work of increasing the ad market, and we’re going to help our partners – the labels and managers – break their artists,” he added.

Read more of Lyor Cohen’s key takeaways here.



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