Top 10 Social Media Updates For Marketers In 2020

Social networks are a living entity. Things still shift. We change in response to suggestions from developers, user requests, controversies, legislation and social awareness-raising. People never sleep behind social media networks. They check new technologies, algorithms, advertising and designs. They are trying their best to keep you glued to your phone, while one can think that spending more time on social media than we already do is practically impossible.

It is important for advertisers to keep up-to-date with how social media is evolving. Any function and any update could become crucial to us.

There again, maybe not. A lot of social media is hyped up in vain, and has no real meaning. But it’s also important to filter out the noise and keep an eye on all the stuff that could impact your marketing strategies, your paid and organic reach and your social network option.

These updates are posted here. We’re just halfway through 2019, but as you’ll see, there’s been enough progress to start reinventing your marketing plan for social media and there’s more coming out all along.


Second, Google+ is gone as from April 2019. They delete all accounts and sites. I’m sure you know that but that’s something that couldn’t have been left out of the list of updates on social media.

Google explained they chose to close the network “because of the low use and the difficulties involved in maintaining a successful product that meets the needs of customers.

Google clarified that they chose to close the network “because of the low use and the difficulties of maintaining a successful product that meets the needs of consumers


TikTok is a video-sharing app that originated from in 2017 in case you’re not 100 percent sure what this is. It’s known as Douyin in China. The software lets users make 15-second videos and upload them. This is something that used to be like Vine. The app currently boasts more than 500 million users, particularly among the younger users.

TikTok had dived into ads this year. Much like the big guys, they now have targeting based on interest, personalized audience and pixel tracking, as well as targeting age, gender, venue, network and operating system.

Even before the ads were out, TikTok marketing campaigns were getting famous. It’s only fair that marketing use of the network is about to blow up.


Much has changed the way Facebook operates this year, with controversies, controversies and more scandals. And the trends are about to change even further. Let’s go through the most significant updates

Custom Ads become more transparent

In the spirit of accountability, Facebook has agreed to let users know more about why a particular Facebook Ad targets them. The “Why do I watch this? Explanation also involves the name of the organization that submitted user details to Facebook, the possible presence of advertisers, Facebook Marketing Partners or other companies, and any other custom audience sharing that may have occurred.

Facebook has also widened its search results to include advertisements in News Feed and Marketplace. Nonetheless, advertisers point out that Facebook is unlikely to give its users a lot of control over data sharing–after all, that’s how the company makes money.

Targeting for certain ads is restricted:

In following the noble goal of fighting prejudice, Facebook restricted options for targeting other businesses.

Housing, jobs and credit advertising can’t be targeted by age, race or gender any more. Facebook clarified that these reforms come as a result of civil rights settlement deals which would help protect people from discrimination.

Video algorithm updated

Facebook hadn’t left videos unseen. Three factors have had an effect on video rankings since beginning of May:

Loyalty and intent:

Videos that people are searching for and returning to, are given priority.

Video viewing duration:

Videos catching the user’s attention for at least one minute shall be given priority.


Unoriginal and repurposed material and the material of the Pages involved in the sharing schemes shall be reduced.


On Instagram, you can now convert your influencer’s sponsored post into an ad with a notation saying, “Paid Collaboration with XX,” which allows advertisers to set ad targets for their influencer posts. For both the brand and the influencer the feature may need some set-up.

Certain Instagram notifications didn’t make our top 50, however if your marketing circles directly around this site are worth looking into.


Twitter introduced a new Desktop Project. It has more options for configuration, and is basically very different from what it was previously. The biggest adjustment is that they moved the top navigation bar to the left sidebar. It includes bookmarks, lists, your profile and a new tab for exploring. Direct messages have also changed: conversations now appear and messages are sent in the same window.

You’ll also get more theme and color scheme options. Twitter ArtHouse also launched recently to give designers and influencers more exposure to brands.


LinkedIn has agreed to boost ad targeting and offer a fresh look to its advertising. So they published a number of major changes in 2020.

What is Lookalike audiences:

To reach your target market, LinkedIn now blends the picture of a customer persona with the LinkedIn data. This seeks users who are close to those that have already shown an interest in your brand: they opened your website for example.

Audience templates

Templates include a range of over 20 B2B audiences predefined to any consumer. They provide features of the community, such as member competencies, work descriptions, classes, etc. Definitely, the feature can support novice marketers.


Interest is perhaps the most common social media site out there: you don’t hear about data breaches, political scandals or Pinterest tweets from Trump, because they don’t exist (luckily). But, for many firms, it’s the channel from which the largest number of customers comes. And Interest wanted to boost the relationship with the customers.

New Customer experience and Future

Added new features to help the sellers attract more buyers and convert. Here are they

Shop a brand feature: Users can now access a new section below Product Pins, with more items from that specific brand.

Catalogue: Companies can now upload their entire catalog to Pinterest and convert their items into pins that can be purchased.


Those have been the most significant social media posts so far in 2019. Hopefully you can adapt your approach to these changes and even take advantage of some of them.

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