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Social Media Updates For April 2022


This month’s social media updates include news from Twitter and Instagram.

Twitter is expanding upon its promise to make the platform a safer space, giving users more ways to avoid online harassment.

Instagram has unveiled a new tagging feature to ensure that creators who’ve collaborated on posted content get their due.

More details on both are below.

Twitter Experimenting With “Unmention” Feature

For those wishing they could be left out of certain conversations on Twitter, the app may soon offer a solution: an “unmention” feature.

The company announced last Thursday that it was experimenting with the option. Though it’s merely in the testing phase at the moment, it’s a promising offer for those who have dealt with harassment and abusive interactions on the platform.

For those currently able to test the feature, an option indicates how to “get you out of this conversation,” which when activated turns their Twitter handle gray, indicating to other users that they can’t be mentioned in that conversation. Unmentioning will also turn off notifications for that particular thread.

While Twitter hasn’t yet shared how large its trial is, it has reportedly described the test as “global but ‘small’” and limited to use on the web only. The test is another way Twitter has been working to make its platform a safe and healthy place for its users.

Instagram Debuts Enhanced Tagging Feature

Instagram has recently unveiled an enhanced tagging feature that allows its creators to accurately credit those who collaborated in making their shared content.

“As creators collaborate, inspire each other, and drive culture forward on Instagram, proper crediting has never been more important. This is especially crucial for marginalized and underrepresented creators and collaborators whose contributions are often behind the scenes,” the company said in an announcement.

For those sharing content put together by a team, the new tags allow them to credit other users along with their role on the project—photographer, stylist, makeup artist, writer, and so on.

For tips on how to use the new feature, read this article from

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By: Brittany Siminitz

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