December is our favorite month for two things: knocking out those year-end goals and checking every item off our holiday shopping list. You’re probably keeping social media news at arm’s length—it can definitely be a time-suck—but there are some updates that you’ll want to try out now or at least revisit at the top of the new year. From more ways to tag your faves to more efficient video uploading to longer Stories (guess the platform!), here are the headlines you don’t want to miss.
Tags for TikTok
Earlier this week, our favorite social media guru Matt Navarra revealed that TikTok is testing a feature that allows users to tag other people in their videos. (Hard to believe this isn’t already an option, given TikTok’s explosive growth in the past year.)
New! TikTok is testing letting users tag other people in their videos
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) November 29, 2021
As of right now, TikTokers are only able to tag users in captions. However, the benefits of being able to tag directly in media include wider visibility around folks you partner with. We won’t be surprised if this is eventually rolled out to all users.
Reuse YouTube Uploads
Thanks to the YouTube channel Creator Insider, we can share the latest update to YouTube Studio. Say you’re uploading a series of videos all tied to the same topic. Before, you would have to input titles, descriptions, tags, etc. manually. Now, YouTube Studio will give you the option of auto-uploading previously used copy, but only if you’re on a desktop.
To check out the new option, go to the “Details” section of the uploading process where “Reuse Details” will be shown as a follow-up option.
60-Second IG Stories
Sick of your minute-long videos being split up within Instagram Stories? Well, you’re not the only one. According to a statement shared with WeRSM,
Closed-Captions on Clubhouse
closed captioning is here for iOS! update your app now to see it in action in live rooms.
here’s a lil’ example, in case you need convincing… pic.twitter.com/v2poAjE2Pl
— Clubhouse (@Clubhouse) November 17, 2021
If you have an iOS phone, be sure to refresh your Clubhouse app. As of last week, closed captioning was made available for its audio rooms. As of right now, captions are only available in English while 12 other languages are already being tested. With readable dialogue and the ability to replay conversations, Clubhouse is well on its way to becoming one of the most inclusive social platforms out there.
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