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September 9, 2019

Facebook Dating Launches in the US, Along with New Dating Features (Social Media Today)

Facebook is finally coming through on some of the promises it made at its F8 Developer Conference back in May. Earlier this week, we reported that its desktop refresh is now going live, and now, Facebook Dating is finally being launched in the US market, in addition to the current 19 regions where the option is already available. Read more:

Facebook Is Considering a Test That Would Hide ‘Like’ Counts in Your News Feed (Forbes)

Facebook may soon start hiding the number of likes and reactions on posts featured in user’s News Feeds, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who found prototype code in Facebook's Android app. “I observed that Facebook has recently begun prototyping this hidden like/reaction count feature in their Android app by reverse-engineering the app and playing with the code underneath,” Jane Manchun Wong wrote in a blog post. Read more:

Facebook Confirms 2 Billion Users Will Now Need to Opt in to Facial Recognition (Forbes)

Facebook is following in Apple’s footsteps in the privacy stakes after confirming that its facial recognition feature will be opt-in only. Facebook said in a blog that its facial recognition feature would now be turned off by default for new and existing users. tarting on September 3, facial recognition will be automatically off for new users unless they choose to turn it on. It will also be off for existing users who do nothing in response to a notice from the social network about the new settings. Read more:

YouTube Launches New, Dedicated Fashion and Style Content Hub (Social Media Today)

As explained by YouTube: "[ will] feature original content from the biggest names in the industry, as well as the popular content that users have come to expect from the world of YouTube. Each shelf is chock-full of compelling videos from fashion and beauty creators, industry professionals, publishers, and luxury fashion brands." As noted, YouTube Fashion gathers together a range of content from popular platform creators, fashion professionals, publishers and the fashion houses themselves. Read more:

Spotify Users Can Now Share Music and Podcasts to Snapchat (TechCrunch)

Spotify users can now share their favorite music and podcasts with friends on Snapchat, the company announced this morning, with added support for sharing a song, playlist, artist profile or podcast either directly to your friends on Snapchat or to your Snapchat Story. Read more:

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