Social media news with Anthony Tilli • Triple M Albany

17 May 2021 3:25 pm

Social media news seems to never stop, and it has definitely been another huge week in the busy world of social media.

I jumped on the phone for a quick chat with Anthony Tilli from Triple M Albany, filling him in on all of this week’s social media news.

In some truly uplifting and welcome social media news, Instagram recently released an update that added a specific field in which users can add their preferred gender pronouns to their bios.

Adding pronouns to their bios is not something new to the world of Instagram, with users taking it upon themselves to add this information for quite some time now. However, for Instagram, to go to the effort to add a unique field to include this information is a step in the right direction for the social media giant.

If you are an iPhone user who recently upgraded to iOS 14, it will probably come as no surprise to you that just 4-5% of iPhone users in the US and 11% globally have opted in to tracking. It is a fantastic feature for users to now have some choice about whether or not they are tracked. What will be the ripple effect for social media giants like Facebook who rely so heavily on tracking? Only time will tell, but they certainly won’t be too happy about this new user-friendly feature.

Clubhouse, the invite-only audio app that took the world by storm recently, seems to be struggling to keep its momentum going. While this is not-so-great news for Clubhouse, it is excellent news for Android users who have been waiting to jump on the app, with Clubhouse recently opening up its app for Android users. Note: you will still need an invite to get access to Clubhouse on Android devices.

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