November 2021

Sweet Update #31

  • Now, you can re-share your IG posts in your tweets, with new tweet cards showing a preview of the post
  • Instagram is testing a new 'take a break' feature to encourage users to limit time in the app
  • Facebook abandons facial recognition efforts and will no longer proactively identify users to tag in uploaded images
    • The decision comes after various legal challenges, and significant fines, related to Facebook's facial ID systems
  • Meta is reportedly planning to open retail stores to sell VR, AR and other digital connection tools

  • YouTube's leaning into the short-form video trend, with a significant revision of its UI for some users which automatically opens full-screen reels upon opening the app
  • YouTube announces the removal of video dislike counts in an effort to limit downvote brigading