May has been a month of Facebook working to gain their users’ trust by launching lots of new security features and social media companies allowing users to monitor their app usage in a step towards securing their community’s mental health. Find out more in my top 8 pieces of news from the month.

1. Facebook announced new groups tab and plugin to make groups a more central part of the Facebook experience (01/05/18)

2. Some great new features were revealed at Facebook’s F8 conference (02/05/18)

3. Facebook Messenger received a makeover (02/05/18)

4. Twitter found a bug and suggested you change your Twitter password ASAP (03/05/18)

5. Instagram revealed a “Usage Insights” feature to help the mental health of its community (15/05/18)

6. Facebook Stories finally reached 150M daily users and ads are on their way (17/05/18)

7. Twitter switched to using its own emoji (22/05/18)

8. New 2-factor authentication without SMS is now supported on Facebook (24/05/18)

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