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Tinder Online is testing web-browser version and Facebook-less logins

Tinder is testing a new, browser-based version of its hit dating application, called Tinder Online. Available in select countries during testing, some users will also only require a phone number to sign up.

Shoppable videos coming to Facebook and Twitter, thanks to this iOS app

Dubcandy is a new video app that allows content creators to use affiliate links right inside a Facebook or Twitter video. The app was launched alongside a new editor, Dubsuite, by developer Dubdub on March 30.

The Galaxy S8 ships with 646 new emoji for all your texting needs

Samsung's new flagship comes with a not-so-hidden feature: 646 new emoji, including a group of laptop-wielding technologists, a pretzel, chopsticks, a scientist, judge, pilot, teacher, and more.
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Facebook wants to make civic engagement easier with Town Hall

Facebook's newest civic engagement tool, Town Hall, makes it easier to find and contact your municipal, state, and national representative. It puts contact information front and center and alerts you of elections.
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Facebook launches Stories globally with new camera filters, effects, and more

Facebook Stories, Facebook's take on Snapchat Stories, is rolling out to all users with new camera features, effects, and augmented reality features. It's a significant expansion of the social giant's format.

Sweet Pea is a new dating app that hopes to make online dating more empathetic

There is a new dating app promising to "empower people to express themselves through meaningful conversations, making online dating a more empathetic and humanized experience." It's called Sweet Pea and it launched on Tuesday.
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More than 20 students suspended after liking a threatening photo on Instagram

The users behind an Instagram post threatening a school shooting were detained by police but the students that liked the photo were suspended. These days, you can never be too careful about what you endorse on social media.

Live Location lets you share your real-time whereabouts in Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger's new Live Location feature lets you share your real-time whereabouts with friends and family for up to a single hour. It's rolling out to Messenger users globally.
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How to use Facebook Messenger’s secret conversations in iOS and Android

In recent years, encryption and the privacy it affords has become a very important issue. Follow this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to enable so-called "secret conversations" in Facebook Messenger.

Google is reportedly working on a new social app for photo editing and sharing

Google is reportedly working on yet another photo-based app. Unlike Google Photos, this app may be for groups to edit and share their photos. Google says that it's "just experimenting" and that there aren't any release plans yet.
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Give YouTube a round of [APPLAUSE] — sound effects are now auto captioned

YouTube's artificially intelligent auto captioning system is now eight years old -- and getting a sound upgrade. The platform now auto labels three different sound effects, along with words.
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Pay for Twitter? A subscription service for power users could be in the cards

Twitter may overhaul TweetDeck to include a bunch of extra features that power users of the management tool would be asked to pay for. Screenshots of the proposed premium service have been sent out to select users.