Friday Social: Spotify’s Unwrapped, Instagram’s Age Check and Snapchat Specs

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Our #FridaySocial is a weekly round-up of the key social media news stories from the previous seven days.  Let us know your thoughts in the comments or via Twitter – @Umpf

Spotify Wraps Up 2019

Spotify users had the chance to see which artists and songs they’ve been listening to the most in 2019 with the music app’s personalised round-up.

But not everyone had the results they were expecting…

Meanwhile, Apple Music users were feeling a little left out…

Snapchat’s New Spectacles

Snapchat is continuing to push its Spectacles, and they’ve now they’ve teamed up with Gucci for a special release, although it’s not gone down well with everyone..

If you were hoping to get your hands on a pair, it’s unlikely – only 50 pairs have been made for the premiere of an art festival in Miami.


Instagram’s Age Check Policy

Instagram will start asking new members to provide their date of birth when setting up an account to deliver more age-appropriate experiences and help keep young people safe.

The current age requirement to use the app is 13 years old, and Instagram says the new safety check will help create more tailored experiences and highlight account controls and privacy settings for young people.


This week in TikTok

Finally, here’s a quick look at what’s been going on this week on the ever-changing video app. Up first –

1) Is this cheeky rodent now one of the most famous mice on the internet?:

2) TikTok-ers helping raise money for #WorldAIDSday:

3) This scarily relatable TikTok: