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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 2, Nov 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

Instagram Threads Releases New Features & Updates to the Web Version  

Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri announced that the Threads app on the web is getting additional features. I like this announcement because as a nonprofit or a ministry, many of us have teams that actually use a desktop to post on social media and to manage social media conversations. So any updates to the web versions of social media is helpful. There are three updates. You can now adjust your alt text for videos and photos when you post from the web. This is good because the more description you add in the alt text, the better it is from an algorithmic perspective and also for visually challenged users. Copy and paste or drag or drop media attachment to your posts. Just drag and drop and you will be able to post on threads. And the final useful feature is add multiple posts to a thread before publishing. If you want to be a thought leader and if you post lots of threads, then this is a feature that you might want to consider using more often.

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 2, Nov 2023 with source links from Threads, YouTube, X, LinkedIn, Meta.

🗞️ News 1: X’s Paid Subscribers to Get Early Access to xAI’s New Chatbot (Grok)   

Source: Elon Musk

🗞️ News 2: Meta Launches New ‘Reels’ Features Including an Option for A/B Testing   

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 3: YouTube Adds Safety Features & Product Updates to Protect Teens   

Source: YouTube

🗞️ News 4: Instagram Threads Releases New Features & Updates to the Web Version       

Source: Adam Mosseri

🗞️ News 5: LinkedIn Crosses 1 Billion Members & Adds AI-Powered Premium Features 

Source: LinkedIn   

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