Google will let you request fewer ads about weight loss and dating

  • Google is expanding its sensitive ad category options to let users limit ads they see about topics like dating, pregnancy, parenting and weight loss.
  • The feature was originally introduced to let people see fewer ads on YouTube about gambling and alcohol products.
  • These settings will now apply to all of Google’s display network and not just YouTube ads.
  • You can read the full story on the Verge’s

Snapchat’s Dress up feature turns your phone into AR shopping mall

  • Snapchat announced at its Creator Summit that it is expanding its AR try-on features.
  • This will allow users to virtually try on glasses and clothes.
  • They are also creating an in-app hub called ‘Dress Up’ in the hopes it will be the future of shopping malls.
  • The feature will allow users to try items on, take pictures of how it looks, share it with friends and allow you to purchase the items.
  • You can read the full story on the Verge’s website.

 Instagram expands live testing of 90 second Reels

  • Instagram is expanding the testing of 90-second Reels to more users after announcing the initial test period in February.
  • Users will now have the option to create Reels of up to a minute and a half long, an increase of 30 seconds from the current 60-second limit.
  • A wider official release date has not been announced yet.
  • You can read the full story on the Social Media Today’s website.

Pupil who impersonated teachers loses legal challenge over expulsion from school

  • A pupil who impersonated teachers and sent abusive emails to members of staff has lost a legal battle over his expulsion from grammar school.
  • The pupil was expelled in December 2020 after gaining access to an online learning system and sending offensive emails to members of staff over a three-month period.
  • The pupil also impersonated teachers by sending emails in their names to other colleagues.
  • You can read the full story on The Belfast Telegraph’s website.