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Snapchat update introduces new emoji system and camera enhancements

Snapchat has updated its app with several new features, including emojis to mark your closest friends and reminders of who needs some love, turning interaction with friends into a virtual sport.
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Fade and Color tools come to Instagram’s Android app

Facebook-owned Instagram announced the addition of Face and Color editing effects for its Android and iOS apps. The new features come shortly after the launch of Instagram's first filter additions in years.
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Retweet this: Twitter’s ‘quote tweet’ button is actually useful!

Frequent Twitter users are likely well acquainted with the shortcomings of the social media service’s “quote tweet” button: all it essentially did was put opening and closing quotes around a tweet. Now, the button is finally becoming…
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Twitter removes hostage images to end Turkey’s ban on its site, but YouTube is still blocked

Turkey lifted its nationwide ban on Twitter after the social media site agreed to take down images and accounts related to an Istanbul prosecutor's abduction. The ban on YouTube, however, is still in effect.
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Facebook sneakily integrates WhatsApp button into beta version of its Android app

Facebook may have plans to add a WhatsApp button to its own app soon, if leaked pictures of the feature in an Android app beta are real. The social network bought WhatsApp for a hefty sum, but has so far left it to its own devices.
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Can’t find your ex? Just divorce him over Facebook, a NYC judge rules

Ellanora Baidoo, a 26-year old nurse living in Brooklyn, was given approval to start dissolving her marriage through social networking because her absentee husband refused to receive divorce documents in person.
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Vine for Windows Phone gets long-awaited update, brings editing, messaging, and loop counts

It's been so long since Vine for Windows Phone got an update that users may well have resigned themselves to the idea that they'd forever be ignored. But there's good news: the Twitter-owned startup has just blown off the dust and rolled…
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Facebook launches new guide to understanding your security settings

This weekend Facebook unveiled a new set of interactive help guides for users, covering everything from making sure you're protected against spam messages to checking on login requests.
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Tinder teams up with Bud Light, because of course

Bud Light has teamed up with Tinder to promote the beer brand's "Whatever, USA" contest. This isn't a first for Bud Light, but it is for Tinder -- this is the first time a video ad will appear on the platform.
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Snapchat blocks access to all third-party apps in bid to improve security

Snapchat has moved to make its app and associated content more secure by blocking all third-party apps from accessing its data. The change means users will find it more difficult to routinely archive images and videos received by the…
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Periscope gets less noisy and more friendly in its 1.0.1 update

Live-streaming app Periscope quickly leapfrogged over Meerkat in popularity, but wasn't without its issues. The app's first update turns off new follower notifications, makes location sharing less precise, and makes good broadcasts easier…
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Learn the art of the viral video with Facebook Riff, a collaborative video creator

Facebook's latest experiment is an app called Riff that lets users create viral videos with their friends. The experimental app was inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge trend that went viral over Facebook.