Instagram’s New Editing Tools, YouTube’s Creator Preview, And More: Social Media RoundUp

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Photo Jun 08, 6 05 13 PM (1)Instagram has just added a slew of new features to give you more control over how your pictures looks and feel. This makes the process of selecting the perfect filter even more difficult and time consuming. You can now adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, warmth and more. When you go to select a filter, you now have the option to uniquely adjust the filter by pressing on the new wrench icon. Tap it and you’ll find a tray of photo editing tools ready for you to explore. You can also now adjust how much of a filter you apply to a photo by double tapping the filter icon.

Greek Yogurt brand Chobani and its agency Droga5 are being sued by author Dov Seidman, and surprisingly enough this whole case surfaced because of a tweet sent from the Chobani twitter account. Seidman is claiming the yogurt company infringed on his trademark while lifting core concepts from his book, “How: Why How We Do Anything Means Everything.

This tweet shows that Chobani was aware of the trademark infringement, which led to the case being formed.

Youtube is making an effort to keep their users informed on the new features that will be released in the coming months. On the YouTube blog, the company states that they plan to roll out updates that include:

  • A separate mobile app that puts the creator features you told us were most important to have in the palm of your hand, right when you need them
  • A feature that allows fans to fund their favorite creators on YouTube
  • A way to harness the power of the crowd to create captions and subtitles for your videos in 60+ languages

Facebook is rolling out a new feature that gives users a new way to share and discover music, TV and movies. This optional feature allows you to use your phone’s microphone to identify what song is playing or what show or movie is on TV.

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What did we miss? Let us know what you think about these stories or any other social media news you’ve heard this week!

Lindsey Silverman

Lindsey is currently a student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. She loves all things social media, so connect with her on Twitter: @Lindzsilver

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