We’re here with our weekly round-up of the top social media news stories from the week. We summarise the latest social updates in quick snippets so that you can stay up-to-date with all things social.

Our top story this week is that Instagram Stories are getting carousel ads. This latest update will allow users to display up to 3 pieces of content within a single Stories’ ad. Over 300 million people use Instagram Stories every day, so it’s something that your small business should definitely take advantage of. (via Instagram Business).

Facebook Group admins are getting new free tools. Facebook is working at making your jobs easier with the introduction of an online education portal, more tools to manage groups’ posts, and customer support provided by real people and not machines. When time is of the essence, here’s to getting your problems resolved even quicker! (via TechCrunch).

Snapchat’s launching its Send and Request location feature. For those of you to trying to keep up to date with Snapchat, this new feature will allow you to send your ongoing real-time location to a friend, or request theirs. It’ll show up on your Snap Map or message thread. There’s an innovative marketing campaign for your company in there somewhere! (via TechCrunch).

Twitter’s suspending accounts in adherence to Europe’s GDPR rules. Inline with the recent mandatory changes, Twitter has been suspending the accounts of anybody who’s joined before the age of 13. So, if this applies to you or you have registered your company’s Twitter handle with a random date making this the case, better give your accounts a check. Even if you’ve registered your Twitter handle but aren’t currently using the account as part of your marketing strategy, it’s always important to know what’s going on. (via Mashable).

Facebook is upping its security. The social platform is giving us more options for its two-factor authentication process. It’s adding third-party authentication apps like Duo Security and Google Authenticator, so we no longer have to give our phone numbers in order to stay secure. It’s great to see that Facebook are continuing to work at keeping us secure. (via TechCrunch).

*Featured image via the wonderful Sincerely Jules.

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