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This news item is part of the weekly top 5 news bulletin (from Week 5, Nov 2022) specially packaged for leaders of Nonprofits, Churches, and Faith-based Social Ventures.
If you’re a nonprofit or a church that has children’s or teenagers ministry, then this is a news item you want to pay attention to. Meta has made some important announcements last week about the online protection safety tools that they are bringing to both Instagram and to Facebook related to teenagers. The announcement says that people who are under 16 and in some countries under 18 will now have a default more private setting in their app. So the setting will have details like who can see their friends list,who can see the people pages and lists they follow, who can see the post they are tagged in, and so on.So check out all these settings.And Meta has also announced that they are taking steps to prevent the spread of self generated intimate images online, which is a problem that needs to be solved in the social media space so do check it out.Pass it on to your ministry team.
Here is the full list of the Top 5 News Items from Week 5, November 2022 with source links from WhatsApp, YouTube, Meta, Google, Snapchat, Web3.
🗞️ News 1: WhatsApp Business gets an upgrade; new Find, Message & Buy options
🗞️ News 2: YouTube adds an editing tool for Community Posts with filters & stickers
🗞️ News 3: Meta announces new protection tools for Teens on Instagram & Facebook
🗞️ News 4: [Resources] Helpful guides from Google, Snapchat & Pew Research Center
🗞️ News 5: [Web3] Japan joins the list of nations (including the US) testing CBDC
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Author of The Connected Church. Social Media and Digital Marketing Consultant for Nonprofits, Faith-based Organisations, Churches, and Ministries.