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Instagram Makes Major Changes to Explore, Adds Trending Tags

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Earlier this week, Instagram announced major changes to Instagram Search and their Explore section, as well as trending hashtags. For starters, users will now see new curated collections such as “Extreme Sports” and “Ancient Ruins.” Clicking on these collections will lead to suggested accounts to follow based on their appropriate categories. In other big news, searches on [...]

Fine Tune Your Facebook Timeline with “See First” Feature

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According to TechCrunch, Facebook is testing a “See First” feature that would allow users to see recent posts from their best friends and favorite pages as soon as they log on to the site. This move is yet another way Facebook wants to improve the user experience. Facebook users can already receive notifications from friends and pages of [...]

Twitter Direct Messages No Longer Limited to 140 Characters

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It’s been a busy week for Twitter. After news broke that CEO Dick Costolo would be leaving the company, Twitter’s Developer Team announced that direct messages will no longer be limited to 140 characters beginning in July. The move could be great for customer service communication between brands and personal accounts, as everything can now [...]

Facebook Business Pages Could Soon Use “Saved Replies”

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Aiming to improve the online customer service experience, Facebook is testing a “Saved Replies” feature that could soon be utilized by all business pages. The feature would save business owners time by allowing them to simply write and save a response that they frequently send out to customers, as opposed to having to type out a new [...]

Animated GIFs Will Be Coming to Facebook News Feeds Everywhere

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In a well-received announcement, Facebook declared that animated GIFs will now be supported and should soon begin appearing in users’ News Feeds. The news comes roughly one year after Twitter added GIF support last summer. Facebook had previously wanted to avoid cluttering News Feeds with memes and GIFs, but as TechCrunch notes, the company has decided [...]