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Twitter’s customer support profiles show you’re chatting with a human, not a bot

Twitter is introducing custom profiles for businesses in order to personalize the customer support experience within direct messages on its platform. The feature is launching in partnership with T-Mobile.
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LinkedIn Lite leads trio of new apps launched by Microsoft in India

Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is getting a set of new apps aimed at low-connectivity markets, starting in India. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the products on Wednesday at his company’s Future Decoded event in Mumbai.
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Report: Facebook plans to get you hooked on its TV app with MLB live-streams

Facebook is reportedly in talks with Major League Baseball (MLB) to license live games from the upcoming season. The deal could provide a major boost for Facebook's recently announced video app for set-top boxes.
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You can finally buy Snapchat Spectacles! Here’s what they are, and how to find ’em

Snapchat's cool new sunglasses are social media's latest craze. If you're an avid snapper, check out our guide to find out how they work, and how to get your hands on a pair.
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Apple patents app that lets you create cartoonish avatar in the style of Bitmoji

Apple has been granted a patent for an avatar creation app that would allow users to make an animated character to use across its software, including iMessage and FaceTime, and elsewhere in gaming and on social networks.
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Facebook Messenger gets international money transfers via TransferWise bot

Facebook now lets you transfer money overseas directly from within Messenger. The feature, touted as a first for the messaging platform, comes courtesy of a new chatbot developed by London-based payments service TransferWise.
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WhatsApp launches Status, an end-to-end encrypted Snapchat Stories clone

WhatsApp is going back to its roots to commemorate the app's 8th anniversary -- its latest update introduces a tab called Status, which lets users share moments in their day in the form of photos, videos and GIFs.
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You can nab a pair of Snap’s video-equipped Spectacles for $130

Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has made its video-equipped Spectacles sunglasses available for online purchase in the U.S. They're expected to begin shipping within a two-week time period.
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#ThrowbackThursday is only the start: Instagram hashtags for every day of the week

Not getting your hashtag fill with #ThrowbackThursday or #ManCrushMonday? Here's a list of some of the platform's more popular hashtags, so you can outfit your next Instagram post with the proper tag, regardless of what day it is.
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Need help navigating Snapchat? Snap’s official video guide has you covered

Snapchat's first official video guide may be aimed at Wall Street investors, but that doesn't mean general users can't watch it too. The clip will teach you how to use everything from stories to Memories direct from the source.
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Twitter to live-stream one-off Showtime Championship Boxing event

Twitter is set to live-stream Showtime Sports’ telecast of its Championship Boxing triple-header this Saturday, headlined by a welterweight clash between four-division world champion Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados.
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Skype is jazzing up its app with four new features to help you ‘express yourself’

Skype is testing out four new features for its app. Aimed at offering new ways to express yourself, they include in-call reactions, integrated camera, messaging reactions, and find panel.