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Top 20 Predictions For Social Media In 2024 👀

When it comes to social media, staying ahead of the curve is a crucial aspect of successful marketing.

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Knowing what platforms will thrive, what features will dominate, and what strategies will yield the best results can give you a competitive edge in the crowded digital landscape.

Andrew Hutchinson, a renowned expert in the field, recently published a list of predictions for the year 2024 on Social Media Today. What's even more thrilling is that he boasts an impressive 80% accuracy rate in his past predictions. 🤓


1. Facebook will integrate more AI tools and recommendations to align with rising engagement trends.

2. Celebrity-influenced AI chatbots introduced by Meta may not be successful.

3. Meta aims to encourage users to interact with 3D avatars as a pathway to the metaverse.

4. Positive reviews for Meta's Ray Ban Stories glasses and Quest 3 VR headsets with passthrough technology.

5. Private messaging groups are becoming more popular for sharing updates on Facebook.


6. Instagram will continue to incorporate more AI recommendations into its main feed, driving increased engagement, but not without some backlash.

7. The development of Threads, an Instagram feature, is still under Instagram's umbrella but has yet to have its own dedicated focus.

8. Instagram has the opportunity to implement AR activations in real life, like AR displays in stores and virtual try-on experiences, to enhance the shopping experience on the platform.

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9. There are doubts about Elon Musk's "everything app" vision for X due to its fast pace and lack of resources.

10. The main focus of Musk's vision for X is in-app payments and enabling more forms of shopping, banking, and fund transfers.

13. X has made missteps with verification, including letting users buy a blue tick and removing blue ticks from previously verified profiles.

14. X is shifting its focus toward real-time news content, using dedicated feeds and highlights to link users to trending conversations.

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13. Pinterest could explore in-store integrations to connect the platform with real-world experiences, similar to Snapchat's ARES project.

14. Pinterest will continue to enhance its in-app experience by advancing its AR Try-On features.

15. Pinterest will integrate generative AI and potentially add conversational AI search tools to enhance in-app discovery.

16. A possible innovation for Pinterest could be a virtual wardrobe tool that allows users to scan their own clothing items to refine recommendation algorithms based on personal tastes.


17. LinkedIn has a strong focus on generative AI through its partnership with OpenAI.

18. With its professional database, LinkedIn is well-positioned to highlight career pathways and opportunities for its users.


19. TikTok is facing challenges in implementing in-stream shopping features in Western markets, despite their success in China and other Asian regions.

20. TikTok is exploring the use of generative AI tools, such as text-to-video translation and AI profile images.


It's always exciting to see what's in store for the future of social media, and with such a high success rate, we can't wait to see how Hutchinson's social media predictions will come to fruition in 2024.

But hey, this conversation doesn't have to end here!

If you have any burning questions or insightful comments about this article, don't hesitate to share them in the comment section below. We value your thoughts and would love to continue the discussion with you.

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