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The latest feature from LinkedIN enables its users to publish photos and videos for up to 20 seconds long, visible on their profiles for 24 hours. LinkedIn also introduced six localized stickers unique to Indian tradition and work practices along with it. The Stories feature from LinkedIn is an attempt to help members connect over day to day, casual updates and experiences from their work lives and stay connected with their network.

Facebook rolls out mental health resource centre
Facebook introduces ‘Emotional Health’, a centralized mental health resource center on the Facebook app with tips and information from mental health wellness experts to guide and promote mental well-being, globally. To highlight its latest venture, Facebook also came up with a sticker pack on Messenger designed with the WHO, to facilitate conversations around mental health. It also decided to showcase a series of episodes on Facebook Watch related to mental health in collaboration with professionals.

Google to introduce Web Stories feature to Google Discover
Google is now bringing the Web Stories feature to Google Discover and now you can find Web Stories in Google Search and some other supported platforms. Google says, “The Stories carousel, now available in the United States, India and Brazil at the top of Discover, helps you find some of the best visual content from around the web. In the future, we intend to expand Web Stories to more countries and Google surfaces.”

Instagram launches new anti bullying features
Instagram to roll out new anti bullying features to automatically hide comments and remarks that are similar to those that have been reported previously. Users would not be directly exposed to negative comments, but they can still view the comments that are hidden. Tap “View Hidden Comments” to see the comments. Instagram is also considering a comment warning system to include an additional warning when people repeatedly attempt to post comments that are potentially offensive in nature.

Google shopping now available freely globally
This latest move by Google will allow products to show in relevant search results across Google Search helping marketers and consumers alike. Google says, ‘We’re bringing free listings to the Shopping tab in countries across Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Just as we don’t charge sites to be part of the Google Search index, listings for participating retailers are eligible to appear in these results at no cost to them. Paid listings will continue to appear in ad slots and will operate in the same way as Shopping ads do today.” It is expected to be launched mid October.

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