#MidweekMinute 11/6/19: New font, who dis?

Sorry, emoji fans: 🍆🍑& 💦 can no longer be used together. (No word on 🍌& 🍩)

Moving on…

For the first time, Facebook has released visual branding for the corporate entity (encompassing Facebook, Oculus, Instagram, and WhatsApp) that is distinct from that of the Facebook platform. (Reactions have been, err… mixed.)

Did you know Facebook Messenger has a feature called “Secret Conversation”? Well, it does, and it looks like they’re testing bringing fully encrypted voice and video chat options to the feature.

By now you’ve surely heard about Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s multi-tweet pronouncement that Twitter is banning political ads - including issue ads. They’ll be sharing more firmed-up details on November 15, and the policy goes into effect on November 22. (Zuckerberg, for his part, has maintained his stance that Facebook remains committed to “free expression.”)

Instagram has published a great creative guide for Stories, which I highly recommend you check out.

This is the first time I’ve ever covered TikTok… but the new “Share to TikTok” feature - a partnership with a handful of prominent third-party apps, including Adobe Premiere Rush, and the very first feature in their new TikTok for Developers platform - is worth a look, as the new creative to follow will surely lead short-form video trends on all social media platforms.

LinkedIn wants you to trust them - so they’ve laid out their four guiding principles in a blog post
(the TL;DR: giving users clarity, consistency, and control over data; keeping LinkedIn a safe, trusted, and professional platform; no unfair biases; respect for laws).

Connecting globally? LinkedIn has also broadened its translation options.

Not to be outshone by Jennifer Aniston, looks like somebody else is ‘Grammin’ (G-R-A-M-M-I-N)…