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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 3, Apr 2023) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures. 

Instagram Releases 'Reels Trends' Feature & CapCut-like Editing Tools 

Instagram announces multiple new features for Instagram Reels, including Reels Trends, which is a dedicated destination where you can go and find trending audio and trending hashtags that you can quickly pick up and use for your Reels so that you can reach more people using Reels. This is similar to TikTok’s Creative Center tool, but the UI looks slightly different. The bigger and the more interesting announcement is about the new editing workflow that they’ve brought into the app for Instagram Reels, this new workflow, lets you edit all the components video, audio, stickers, text, and all of it in the same screen. Similar to what you might have experienced if you used tools like CapCut, all those features come into Instagram native app. CapCut, by the way, is owned by Byte Dance, the same company that owns TikTok!

Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 3, April 2023 with source links from YouTube, Instagram, Amazon, Meta, WhatsApp.

🗞️ News 1: YouTube Launches ‘Notify Me’ Button for Live Streams; Shares TV tips   

Source: YouTube | Creator Insider

🗞️ News 2: Instagram Releases ‘Reels Trends’ Feature & CapCut-like Editing Tools  

Source: Instagram

🗞️ News 3: [AI News] Elon Musk’s X Corp vs OpenAI; Amazon’s new Bedrock AI Launch  

Source: Wall Street Journal | Tech Crunch

🗞️ News 4: Meta Upgrades Audio Quality Across Stories & Reels with New Technology      

Source: Meta

🗞️ News 5: WhatsApp Announces Stronger Security Features for Accounts & Devices

Source: WhatsApp

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