New Features on Social Media | April 2021
Updated: Jun 3
And we're back with another monthly recap of new features on social media platforms!
The first months of the year were already busy for social platforms, and April 2021 was no different. Here are the highlights:
Clubhouse 👋 | New Features | April 2021
Introduced Clubhouse Payments, a tipping feature that allows creators to keep 100% of payments from fans.
Discord 💬 | New Features | April 2021
Blocked and later loosened restrictions for NSFW servers on iOS devices.
Facebook 👍 | New Features | April 2021
Testing Hotline, a new live audio tool from Facebook's New Product Experimentation (NPE) team.
Rolling out new business discovery features in News Feed.
Announced a new social audio format called Soundbites and Live Audio Rooms for Facebook and Messenger.
Building a podcast discovery product in partnership with Spotify.
Instagram 📷 | New Features | April 2021
Testing Private Stories, which are rumored to only be available to followers.
Announced plans for a sponsorship marketplace, along with more shopping and affiliate marketing opportunities for creators.
Experimenting with an option for users to hide likes on their content and whether they see likes on others' posts.
OnlyFans 🔒 | New Features | April 2021
Pinterest 📌 | New Features | April 2021
Published its Creator Code outlining content policies.
Released new content moderation tools to block harmful posts.
Reddit 👽 | New Features | April 2021
Reddit is officially getting into the live audio game with Reddit Talk!
TikTok ♪ | New Features | April 2021
Testing a playlists feature for creators to group clips into themed collections.
Triller 🥊 | New Features | April 2021
Launching an NFT marketplace for creator products.
YouTube 🎥 | New Features | April 2021
Added a new Violative View Rate (VVR) metric to better enforce its community guidelines.
Testing multiple audio tracks per video to improve content localization.
Experimenting with hiding dislikes on some creators' videos.
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