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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 1, Feb 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.

TikTok's new settings lets users control DM (Direct Message) experience 

TikTok has rolled out a new settings which allows you to control who sends you a direct message on the app. This is available in other apps already, like Instagram, but TikTok has now adopted a similar strategy, but with slight variation. The options for you includes everyone where anyone can send you a message, or you can choose Suggested friends because as you know, TikTok has this ability to suggest friends based on your sync with Facebook and so on, or mutual followers or people you’ve sent a message to, or no one. So these are the various options and you can find all the settings by going to your profile icon at the bottom of TikTok and then you tap on the menu button and then select Settings and Privacy, and then tap on Privacy. From there you go to Direct Messaging Settings and you will be able to choose whatever option works for you to take a look.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 1, February 2023 with source links from TikTok, Instagram, Robinhood, YouTube, Messenger, Web3.

🗞️ News 1: Instagram launches Avatar Profile Photo feature & Quiet Mode 

Source: Instagram | Blog

🗞️ News 2: TikTok’s new settings lets users control DM (Direct Message) experience 

Source: TechCrunch

🗞️ News 3: YouTube releases two new helpful updates related to Policy Violations

Source: YouTube

🗞️ News 4: Meta releases new end-to-end encryption features in Messenger   

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 5: [WEB3] Robinhood starts rolling out its new Wallet to users on waitlist

Source: Robinhood

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