Instagram is combining longer videos available on IGTV with feed videos into a new format, named simply Instagram Video, and it's also introducing a new Video tab on your profile.
TikTok has begun experimenting with even longer-form content. A new test spotted in the wild enables longer five-minute TikTok video uploads for a small group of users.
Instagram search is getting more visual soon thanks to a TikTok-like grid that in the future will more prominently feature relevant photos and videos in search results.
The new Instagram link sticker is replacing the familiar swipe-up gesture for accessing external webpages in stories beginning August 30, the Facebook-owned company has confirmed.
Facebook Reels, another TikTok competitor, is rolling out on a staggered basis to some people in the United States, who can now watch and create reels from the Facebook app.
A new Twitter test will let you report misleading tweets, starting with some customers in a few countries, including the United States and Australia, before releasing the feature publicly.
TikTok is bringing new privacy protections designed to make the app less likely eat into teenagers' sleep time, such as automatic notifications muting after 9pm and 10pm, and more.
One guy claims to have made earned over five figures from selling lucrative Instagram bans in just under a month, cautioning that banning “is pretty much a full-time job lol.”
A new, unreleased TikTok Stories feature is currently in testing. Similar to Snapchat Stories and the like, it lets you add text, captions and music to a video to make it more immersive.
Is your Twitter account locked? Has it been permanently suspended? With dedicated new notices now in testing across the company's apps for iOS, Android and the web, now you'll know if Twitter has suspended your account just by glancing at your timeline.
Instagram's safety procedures are tightening, with any new accounts created by kids younger than 16 automatically set to private by default to boost privacy of the youngsters.
Twitter is experimenting with new ways of increasing engagement on its platform which would permit you to choose the audience for specifics tweets, including limiting a tweet to trusted friends instead of your followers and tweeting from different personas from one account.