Check out this week’s summary of all the latest social media news, including changes and new features for Facebook and Twitter:
- Recognizing “it’s complicated,” Facebook expands profile gender options beyond male and female – Facebook users can now choose a “custom gender pronoun” to express their identity on the social network; those who choose a custom gender can also control who they share that gender choice with on the platform (re/code)
- Facebook boots two ad analytics companies for data violations – HasOffers and Kontagent both tracked the performance of ads on the company’s mobile platform; Facebook is telling advertisers not to work with these companies because they violated Facebook’s data policies(re/code)
- Twitter testing redesign of profile pages similar to Facebook’s – Twitter is testing a new design; it features a wide background photo across the top, a small profile pic on the left, and displays some postings more prominently and in bolder type, with a greater focus on photos and content cards (Bloomberg)
Any social media updates that we missed this week? Let us know in the comments below.