Meta’s Year in Review, Google News Updates & More

Instagram and Facebook have launched a limited-time feature called Year in Review, plus Google has made some changes to showcasing Google News. Read more of this week's news highlights here.

Business News from 6 December to 10 December 2021

Monday, 6 December 2021 News Highlights

  • Facebook is rolling a new ‘Inspiration Hub‘ feature found within ‘Creator Studio’ to provide businesses with trending hashtags and content for their industry category. Such a big help!
  • The Queensland Greats Awards 2022 Nominations are now open. Celebrate an exceptional Queenslander (including business owner) by nominating them before 31 January ’22.
  • LinkedIn is targeting for privacy friendly data collection processes, announcing a new feature called ‘Group Identify’ targeting. The feature will use its own first-party data to segment audiences.

Keep up to date with last week’s business news: Square Becomes Block, Google Makes AI History & Other News

Tuesday, 7 December 2021 News Highlights

  • After the success of a variety of single-use plastics being banned in September, the Queensland Government are asking the state to decide what single-use plastics should be banned next.
  • Queenslanders interested in having their say are encouraged to fill out an online survey at here
  • TikTok has revealed a set of key elements for higher converting ad campaigns, including having high-resolution, full-screen presentation, a clear call to action and keeping messages between 21 to 34 seconds.

Wednesday, 8 December 2021 News Highlights

In other news: Localsearch is a 2 x 2022 APAC Search Awards Finalist

Thursday, 9 December 2021 News Highlights

Why is this a big deal? Read: Google News Showcase Australia went live today. 

Friday, 10 December 2021 News Highlights

  • Meta has rolled out Year in Review features for both Facebook and Instagram. Users can share Stories on Instagram and a Year Together card on Facebook from favourite moments in 2021.
  • Twitter’s explore page will be updating for selected users, and will be changed to a simplified interface emphasising one tweet or video at a time instead of showing a crowded newsfeed.
  • Facebook announced a new AI technology they will be using that can rapidly identify harmful content in order to make the platform safer.
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