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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Jun 22) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
TikTok has released a new feature called TikTok Avatars. These are digital avatars like Apple’s Memojis.If you use Apple phone, you know, there’s something called Memojis where you have these digital animated characters. You can choose them when you’re going to send a message to somebody. And when you talk, it moves like you, and it’s mouth moves instead of your face moving. You can (record and)send that character to somebody. If you open your eyes wide, it opens its eyes, you can stick your tongue out, etc. My kid absolutely loves it. She keeps playing with it all the time. Now that is coming to TikTok,which could be interesting because TikTok is a social media platform where we create content on a lighter, entertainment note. So if you are a Ministry that’s using TikTok, or a nonprofit, then this is another content piece that you can try using. Because it doesn’t have your face, there can be certain use cases where you can create this, and overlay it on your TikTok video and push it out when you are discussing some kind of a topic. Do take a look.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, June 2022 with source links from Apple, TikTok, Google, Instagram, PayPal, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: Apple WWDC 2022: Highlights & Trends for Nonprofits & Churches
🗞️ News 2: Google for Education tools, Classroom & Meet get a major upgrade
🗞️ News 3: TikTok launches Memoji-like Avatars to be used as overlays in videos
🗞️ News 4: Instagram expands Reels to 90 secs; releases Pinning & Reels Stickers
🗞️ News 5: Web3: PayPal allows transfer to external wallets; Meta syncs VR & Phone
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.