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Digital News: March 3, 2021

Instagram Launches ‘Live Rooms’ for Live Broadcasts with up to Four Creators (TechCrunch)

Instagram today announced it’s adding a much-requested feature to its app with the launch of “Live Rooms,” which allow up to four people to broadcast live together at the same time. Previously, the app only allowed users to live stream with one other person, similar to Facebook Live. The company says it hopes Live Rooms will open up more creative opportunities in terms of live broadcast formats to allow for things like live talk shows, expanded Q&A’s or interviews, jam sessions for musicians, live shopping experiences and more. Read more:

Would People Pay to Read Your Tweets? Considering the Potential of 'Super Followers' on Twitter (Social Media Today)

"Would people pay to read my tweets?" That's the question that every Twitter user with 10k or more followers was thinking when the company provided an overview of its in development 'Super Follow' option this week. Read more:

Facebook Launches Rapping Platform BARS (Hypebeast)

Facebook has launched a brand-new platform called BARS, where users can record short clips of themselves rapping and freestyling over beats. Like TikTok, each video will be capped at 60 seconds. Once users finish recording their videos in the app, they can share them across various social media outlets. Users who come across freestyles they like can respond with fire emojis. Read more:

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