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1. Facebook launches Shops
Facebook has unveiled its big update called Shops. This will effectively turn Facebook and Instagram pages into digital storefronts, and the feature is primarily intended for small businesses.
2. Instagram introduces new Guides feature
Instagram has recently introduced a new feature called Guides, which simplifies discovering recommendations, tips, and other content from favorite creators, public figures, organizations, and advertisers on Instagram.
3. Changes after Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy
Facebook has announced that it bought Giphy for USD 400 million, which kicks off a new chapter in collecting user data. Giphy is integrated on many competing platforms, and the question now looming is what data will be available to the buyer after the acquisition.
4. From Disney to TikTok
One of Disney’s key people Kevin Mayer is moving to the position of TikTok’s CEO. According to the announcement, Mayer will become the popular video app’s chief executive officer and also take on the role of ByteDance’s chief operating officer.
5. Facebook announces Workplace Rooms
Facebook recently launched Messenger Rooms, one of its biggest new products in years. Now the feature is implemented in the platform’s business website Workplace, designed for business meetings.