It's been on the cards for a while, after all, Facebook, Instagram, and Vine have long included them. We're talking about autoplay videos, which Twitter has just started testing on its service.
After last year's Hyperlapse, Instagram introduced its second standalone app, called Layout. Designed for creating multi-photo collages, Layout doesn't require Instagram to work – although its square photos encourages it.
Upworthy cofounder Peter Koechley apologized for his site's usage of sensationalized, clickbait headlines. Moving forward, Koechley said his site will now focus on content that draw a wide array of emotions from readers.
Online radio service TuneIn has just launched a new feature that lets broadcasters, website owners, and bloggers embed a live radio player into their sites, a move that'll likely take the service beyond its already massive user base.
Vine this week rolled out a few enhancements for iOS users of its video-loop app. Besides a speed bump to make the app start up faster, users can also watch Vines offline, making it good to use any time, anywhere.
PartySnapper is an iOS app that aggregates photos taken by guests. Snap a photo with the app, and it's automatically shared with the host's iPhone or iPad.
The Islamic State have been kicked off Facebook and Twitter, so supporters have decided to start their own social network. It's already gone offline to protect the identities of its members.
Twitter is continuing to follow through on its promise to deal more robustly with harassment on the service, on Tuesday rolling out a new tool that makes it easier to report abusive tweets to cops.
Facebook is introducing a new way to interact with friends: with money! Soon you will be able to send and receive cash from your friends in Facebook Messenger by linking your debit card to your account.
Now you can share and listen to millions of songs while you tweet. Rhapsody announced a partnership with Twitter to bring its large catalog to the service, though it's only available for mobile devices at present.
Ikea's decision to allow a game of hide-and-seek at one of its stores last year may have seemed like a clever customer-relations move at the time, but now it looks like the whole thing has gotten a bit out of control.
Facebook published an updated version of its Community Guidelines, providing more detail about the content it allows its members to post. It includes new information on the site's stance concerning nudity, bullying, shaming, and violence.
Livestreaming app Meerkat may have been knocked sideways by Twitter's move to limit integration, but boss Ben Rubin seems pretty upbeat about the situation, and apparently feels no bitterness toward the social media company.