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Social Media News Roundup For July 4, 2022

Updated: Aug 21, 2022

Have you missed any social media updates during the last few days? Let’s find out. Below I’ve listed some of what I believe will be more relevant to you.

Instagram May Soon Roll Out These New Editing Features For Your Profile

Instagram is reportedly testing a new feature that will allow users to rearrange the size of the post seen on their profile.

According to a post by app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi, the Facebook-owned platform is testing a new crop feature that can be found under the post options tab.

The feature will allow users to crop how the post appears on their profile, regardless of the posted time.Reports suggest that it may align with the under-development feature that will allow users to rearrange the profile grid.

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What Is Facebook Protect & When You Could Have Access To It

Some Facebook users may be surprised to receive a warning to turn on a security protocol called Facebook Protect when they launch their apps on their devices.

Described as an "advanced security program" by the company, the feature is currently on a slow rollout, and plans to continue expanding the program globally in 2022 are underway.

Geared towards users who may have the potential to be targeted on social media, Facebook Protect is a security measure designed to increase account protections by requiring two-factor authentication, as well as monitoring activity that may be deemed as hacking threats.

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WhatsApp is Testing Status Reply Indicator

Meta-owned company WhatsApp is working on many new features. The latest one includes a feature called the status reply indicator, which will allow you to see an indicator on chats when someone replies to your status update.

WABetainfo has spotted the new Status Reply Indicator. The report says that the feature is currently under development and will be available in the future version of the WhatsApp beta for Android, iOS, and Desktop.

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