We Are Social Asia Tuesday Tuneup #457
Written by Genevieve Loh, Edward Cheong & Ching Wee Tay
Instagram ‘exploring’ a version of app for kids under 13
Facebook is reportedly in the early stages of developing a kid-friendly Instagram app. First reported on BuzzFeed, Instagram’s VP of product, Vishal Shah said that Instagram wants to make the platform safer to use for teens and build a version for younger kids under the age of 13 where parents can have control or transparency.
The current age requirement to use Instagram is at least 13 years old. With the kid-friendly app, kids can keep up with their friends and explore interests safely under parental control.
Twitter is going all in on Spaces!
As Twitter seeks to improve their new Spaces features and get into the audio-only social trend, a dedicated tab has been planned for Spaces to help improve discovery and awareness of in-progress discussions.
Right now, Fleets and Spaces are tied together, but as Twitter aims to capitalize on the rising popularity of audio-only options, a dedicated tab would only be natural. With over 192 million daily active users, Twitter’s Spaces could eclipse the invite-only Clubhouse.
New STEM stickers on Instagram!
Are you proud to be a female professional from STEM? You should! Why? A cute set of women in STEM themed stickers, designed by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, has been launched on Instagram to celebrate Women’s day and the birthday of our first love in school, Pi.
Instagram has also hosted a livestream session featuring Alexis Williams (@alexisdenisew), an engineering student at New York University cum STEM activist, and Samantha Wiener (@samrwiener), an Instagram Reels engineer.