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Instagram Trials New Unskippable “Ad Breaks”

Instagram is currently testing a new advertising feature that has stirred significant controversy among its users. Traditionally, Instagram has allowed users to swipe or scroll past adverts that appear in their main feed, Stories, and Reels. However, this new feature, dubbed “ad break,” forces users to watch ads without the option to skip them, which …

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[STUDY] Is Gen Z Ditching Search For Social Media?

Recent research reveals a striking change in internet search behaviour across generations. A study by Talker Research from the US, featured in Forbes, highlights a notable trend: Generation Z is increasingly turning away from traditional search engines like Google, instead favouring social media platforms for their search needs. This shift could have profound implications for …

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Meta Adds 3 New Levels To Business Verification Subscription Packages

Meta is expanding its Verification for Business subscription package, introducing three new tiers. The expansion introduces new elements and higher-priced tiers designed to cater to a broader range of business needs. The updated tiers aim to offer more flexibility and advanced features, ensuring businesses can enhance their credibility and engagement on Meta’s platforms. Meta Newsroom …

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Instagram Threads Tops 150m Users, Ads To Launch In 2024

Threads, Meta’s Twitter-like social media app, continues to show remarkable growth and is making significant strides in the competitive social media landscape. Since its launch, Threads has piggybacked Instagram to rapidly gain users, achieving an impressive milestone of 150 million monthly active users (MAUs), as reported by Meta in April. Mark Zuckerberg, April 2024 “Threads …

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Meta Bets Big on Meta AI

Meta has turbocharged its role in the generative AI sector by introducing its new AI assistant, Meta AI, which is now integrated into its popular apps, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, and Messenger. Meta AI Paves Way For New Search Play Utilising the sophisticated Llama 3 model, this integration enables real-time interactive capabilities directly via the …

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Meta Launches New Lead Generation Ad Tools, AI Features, And CRM Partnerships

Meta has announced a suite of new lead generation tools, AI features and a CRM partnership to help marketers sign, seal and deliver new customers. One of those features is full campaign automation for lead generation campaigns. Powered by Meta Advantage, lead generation marketers can use AI to streamline and increase the effectiveness of targeting, …

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