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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 Youtube’s embracing hashtags. Viewers can now find your channel or content more easily thanks to the ability to add hashtags to your descriptions and video titles. So, if you’re working on content for your small business, get hashtagging to help your content and company get in front of more people. (via Engadget).

Instagram has introduced a green status dot. If you’ve ever wanted to know if somebody is ignoring you on the platform, well now you can. A green dot will show next to the profile pics in your friends’ list and direct messaging part of the app of those instagramming at the same time as you. A great way to instantly engage with people, but you can also turn the feature off under settings and ‘Activity Status’. (via TechCrunch).

Facebook Messenger is battling fake accounts. No company wants to receive spammy DMs from fake accounts, so Facebook Messenger is testing a system which will tell you if your messages are from who you think they are from. Warnings will let you know things like when their accounts were created, and if they are using messenger with an associated Facebook account. We hope this one rolls out soon! (via Engadget).

You can re-post your old Insta Stories. Your Instagram Stories aren’t gone forever after 24 hours, you can view, download and the re-share them. At the top right of your profile, just click the circular clock icon and you can select your old Stories. (via ThisIsInsider).

Improve your LinkedIn messaging game with its new updates. Making it easier to network, the platform has introduced new messaging features such as the ability to stretch your compose box for longer messaging, share attachments via the app, and start group messages with the simple tap of the ‘+’. So, get networking! (via WERSM).

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