Social Media News: TikTok Supports Black Business Owners

Whether your small business has an e-commerce website or not, social media can drive customers to your business. Social media has become an integral part of doing business and is one of the most affordable marketing tools available to a small business owner.

Staying informed with the latest social media news keeps you up to date with trends, policy changes, adoptions, and stories to better use social media.

The more channels you have to sell your small business’s products and services, the better. Instagram has announced that you can now buy items directly from Instagram Chat. You will be able to track an order, confirm purchases, create payment requests and collect payment. Find out what else you can do on Instagram Chat.

TikTok isn’t just about people making dance videos. It has become a great marketing tool for big and small brands. Learning how to create TikTok videos will come in very handy if you want to engage with your audience. This article will guide you on how to create the right TikTok video for your business.

Social Media News Roundup August 19, 2022

TikTok opens application period for Black Business Support Accelerator

TikTok has announced that it is now accepting applications for the third cycle of its Support Black Businesses acceleration program. The program is designed to bring the voice of Black-owned businesses to the increasingly popular TikTok platform through exclusive access to resources, benefits and networking opportunities.

You can now use licensed music on Facebook videos and still monetize them

Meta has introduced music revenue sharing on Facebook. The new monetization feature makes it easier for creators to monetize videos that use licensed music from popular artists. Hailed by Meta as a “first of its kind” feature in the music industry, music revenue sharing allows creators to generate a whole new revenue model.

Woodworker’s YouTube Success Story Could Be Your Business Inspiration

There are quite a few successful YouTubers these days, many of whom owe their popularity to video game live streams. But there’s another kind of success that can be achieved on YouTube, and one unassuming joiner showed us the way.

How to sell on TikTok

TikTok is becoming an important social media platform for small business owners. Whether you want to boost your brand awareness or start selling on social media, this ever-popular social media app is a powerful weapon in your marketing arsenal. In this article, you’ll learn how to start selling on TikTok and some proven tips to increase your sales.

Instagram has new features for Reels

Meta recently announced new features on Instagram that will make it more fun for users and make it easier for creators to collaborate, create and share reels. New features include the ability to remix public photos on Instagram, and you’ll be able to choose from new Remix layouts or add your clip to the end of an existing video for more storytelling options, including adding your own comment on someone’s content.

Amazon sues social media group administrators over alleged fake reviews

Amazon is suing the administrators of more than 10,000 Facebook groups for alleged attempts to orchestrate fake reviews on Amazon in exchange for free products or money. A statement released by Amazon on how it targets social media review scammers says the groups are created to recruit people willing to post misleading and inciting reviews on Amazon stores.

Snapchat now available on Chrome web browser

Snapchat announced Snapchat for Web, which is a new Chrome browser version of the app that lets the Snapchat community stay connected through their cameras while sitting in front of their computers. Snapchat for the web also includes messaging features like chat reactions and chat reply, and they are also planning to roll out lenses.

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