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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 ‘Groups’ is being relaunched on the LinkedIn app. To help make its app more useful, this relaunch will see handy updates like an ability for Group administrators to pre-moderate comments, and add threaded replies. We’re all for anything that makes networking that little bit easier! (via Tech Crunch).

Facebook’s working at making live broadcasting more interactive. In a bid to boost engagement, the social network has bought Vidpresso’s team and tech! Think on-screen social polling and polished graphics, and expect new ways to boost your live action coming your way soon. (via TechCrunch).

YouTube is supporting Creators. After changing features such as advertising, Creators are growing tired of the platform, so in a bid to keep its top creators happy, YouTube is rumoured to be paying them up to six figures to promote features like ‘Subscriptions’. Why’s it important to know? It’s a sign that there are still ways to support your small business’s and YouTube careers.(via Engadget).

Instagram’s investigating the recent surge in hacked accounts. If you’ve not been directly affected, you’ve probably still heard this news, and we’re pleased to hear that Instagram is thoroughly investigating and have published tips on keeping your accounts secure. Perhaps this is a much needed prompt to make your passwords safer. (via VentureBeat).

Facebook’s rolling out a new verification process for Page Managers. In a bid to stop those using a fake or compromised account to administer a page, Page Managers will now be asked to secure their page with a new two factor authentication process. We’re happy to hear that Facebook is continuing to protect our online safety. (via 9to5mac).

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