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Twitter Streets: Hot Trends Today – June 22

Article by Oliver Nash
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Posted: June 22, 2021  

KBC Rebrands, Netizens React

Kenya’s national broadcaster, KBC, announced a major rebrand on Monday with a new line-up of anchors including Catherine Kasavuli, Fred Indimuli, Fayyaz Qureishi, Shiksha Arora and Harith Salim among others.

A section of netizens, however, ridiculed the broadcaster’s new logo design terming it “lazy”. Take a look at some of them below.

Instagram Launches Reels Ads

According to the microblogging platform, these ads will help businesses reach greater audiences, allowing people to discover inspiring new content from brands and creators.

Reels ads will be full screen and vertical, similar to ads in Stories, will loop and can be up to 30 seconds. Once a user taps into a reel from Stories, Feed, the Reels Tab or Explore, they will enter a viewer that exclusively shows reels that scroll vertically. People can comment, like, view, save and share Reels ads.

Reels Ads is currently available globally.

Settlers Trailer Released

IFC Films has released the official trailer for upcoming sci-fi thriller Settlers.

On a remote homestead amongst the Martian frontier, a refugee family from Earth clings to hope for a better life. But when strangers appear in the surrounding hills and attempt to run them off, nine-year-old Remmy (Brooklynn Prince) is faced with the desperate reality her mother (Sofia Boutella) and father (Jonny Lee Miller) have tried so hard to keep from her.

Settlers arrives in theatres July 23rd. Watch the trailer below.

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