Secret Twitter messages, Insta-bookings and more

All the social media news you need for the week: Book appointments via Instagram, get secret messages on Twitter, give your Stories a musical bent, and more

All the social media news you need for the week: Book appointments via Instagram, get secret messages on Twitter, give your Stories a musical bent, and more

Instagram to add music to Stories

Want to add a that popular dance track to your Insta holiday stories? Well you might just be in luck. Instagram might let you add music to your Stories, though how that will work isn’t yet clear. More here.

How to adapt to Facebook’s changes

Facebook is continuously changing its ad model in the wake of recent scandals. Don’t panic, though – TNW have listed the current changes such as ‘no more custom audience size’ and ‘no more partner data’ with handy tips of what in some cases can be done.

Book appointments via Instagram

Ever seen a mouth-watering meal on your Instagram feed and wanted to book a table at that restaurant immediately? Soon you’ll be able to book a table within the app.

Salon and restaurant table bookings could be set up by clicking on a business’ Instagram profile and using the new feature.  “When someone books an appointment, that’s not a ‘like’ or a ‘follow,’ that’s actual action,” James Quarles, Instagram’s head of business, told Bloomberg.

Twitter’s secret messages

In a bid to compete with other messaging services, Twitter is rumored to be launching a ‘Secret’ encrypted messages feature. Twitter’s DM messages are subject to snooping by governments, hackers or Twitter itself. Launching encrypted DMs could win back some of those concerned about privacy on the platform.

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