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Facebook craziness had no end, the company released a new mobile app called “Lifestage” targeting teenagers, Huawei Honor 8’s users will have a built-in truecaller features pre-installed, Twitter enabled businesses to add “message” button to their websites, in order to make it easy for customers to get in touch. While, WhatsApp rolled out a new privacy policy update which shares users data with Facebook to enhance tailored ads.

The week has even more, as LinkedIn ProFinder expands to provide business owners with a new feature enables them to search and hire freelancers, and Apple is now on a video editing app to help iOS users use social media in a lifestyle. Finally, Google’s still fighting for the social media cake, but it seems not working.

Let’s take them all by details and you’re welcome to leave questions/opinions in the comment box below or join the conversation on Facebook or Twitter @adigitalboom.

1. Facebook releases a teenagers app ‘Lifestage’

Facebook released a new standalone app called “Lifestage” last week targeting teenagers, in what appears to be a call for war with SnapChat.

Facebook lifestageThe app is totally separate from Facebook and doesn’t require a Facebook account to register.

That actually led us to ask: is Facebook becoming an outdated platform, so the company is preparing the move to a new one? Forget it, Facebook is the strongest 🙂

For now, the new app is only available on iOS.

2. Truecaller reaches a new pre-install deal with Huawei

The deal will offer Truecaller features inside the caller app of Huawei’s phones and will be used as a directory to help users identify spam calls.

Honor 8 will be the first phone to have the new feature.

Truecaller representative told TechCrunch that the app will be pre-bundled on future Huawei phones sold across the U.S., Middle East, North Africa, South East Asia and India.

3. Twitter’s new Message button for websites

Twitter has launched a new embeddable button that can be placed on your site to allow visitors send direct messages without leaving your website.

 

The new feature should help businesses enhance their online customer service.

4. WhatsApp is going to share your data with Facebook and it doesn’t matter

WhatsApp will start to share your phone number with Facebook to help wit FB ads targeting.

For me, I don’t care, I think WhatsApp is already sharing all my data not just my phone number with facebook and all third parties.

5. Linkedin ProFinder is Expanding

Last October, LinkedIn began to test a new marketplace called “Profinder” to help Freelancers find jobs and finally it’s available worldwide.

linkedin ProFinderThe new platform will help customers find freelancers working on Design, Writing and Editing, Accounting, Real Estate, Career Coaching and more.

LinkedIn date shows the number freelancers has grown by nearly 50% in just the past five years, take a look at the most growing industries:

linkedin statistics6. Apple is working on a new app to help users with social media posting

The tech giant is developing a video sharing and editing application and it’s testing new related features for its iPhone and iPad operating systems – Reported Bloomberg

The new Apple’s app will allow users to record video, apply filters and drawings to the media and send it to contacts or your Social Media platforms.

7. YouTube Backstage

YouTube is developing a new social media platform called “backstage” which the users will be able to share photos, links, text posts, polls and videos.

The question now: What about Google+? Will it be grandfathered as Hangout?

Mohamed Salah
Social Media Executive at SociallyURS, Social Media Summit Ambassador, Weekly Digest author at Digital Boom and Country Advisor at International Accelerator.