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How to post a Short on YouTube

Recording and posting a YouTube Short video is pretty similar to how posting a video is done on TikTok. Here's how to do it.
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What does the lock mean on Snapchat?

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Elon Musk meets Apple’s Tim Cook to settle dispute

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Hive Social is my favorite Twitter alternative, but that’s not saying much

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Twitter attempts to sort out verification system with new badges

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How to use TikTok’s voice changer

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How to delete a BeReal post

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What is BeReal?

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What is Ambient Mode on YouTube?

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Twitter closes offices as ‘work pledge’ deadline passes

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What is Twitter Blue and is it worth it?

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Elon Musk reveals date for Twitter Blue relaunch

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What is Mastodon? Here’s why everyone’s talking about this Twitter alternative

Mastodon is a social media platform that has gotten a lot of attention lately. In this guide, we'll go over everything you need to know about it.
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Twitter’s SMS two-factor authentication is having issues. Here’s how to switch methods

Twitter’s SMS two-factor authentication is having issues. Here’s how to switch methods

If recent reports have you worried that your SMS 2FA method will fail and leave you locked out of your Twitter account, here's how to switch to another method.
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Twitter has reportedly suspended signups for Twitter Blue

Twitter has reportedly suspended signups for Twitter Blue

Twitter continues to struggle amid its post-acquisition drama. And now, it has reportedly suspended signups for Twitter Blue.
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Elon Musk invites Twitter complaints, gets 83,000 replies

Elon Musk invites Twitter complaints, gets 83,000 replies

Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk, on Wednesday invited users to send him their complaints about the platform. More than 80,000 tweets came flooding in.
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Twitter begins rollout of new gray check marks only to abruptly remove them

Twitter began rolling out new gray check marks to mark accounts as Official. Then it abruptly took them away. Here's what happened.
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Instagram starts rolling out scheduled posts

Instagram starts rolling out scheduled posts

It's taken a while, but Instagram is finally rolling out a scheduling feature that lets you plan posts more than two months ahead.
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Twitter to revamp verified accounts with a new label

Twitter to revamp verified accounts with a new label

There's a new label coming to Twitter! It will replace the old verification badge, which itself will now denote membership of Twitter Blue. Let us explain.
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Some blue check Twitter users were unable to edit their names

Some blue check Twitter users were unable to edit their names

Yesterday, some blue check Twitter users tweeted that they weren't able to edit their screen names anymore. This issue appears to be resolving though.
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Mastodon surpasses 1 million monthly active users as Twitter backlash worsens

Mastodon surpasses 1 million monthly active users as Twitter backlash worsens

Social media platform Mastodon is experiencing growth as Twitter experiences a backlash against upcoming changes to its platform.
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Musk says some impersonation Twitter accounts face permanent ban

Musk says some impersonation Twitter accounts face permanent ban

New Twitter owner Elon Musk has laid out a strict new rule for any impersonation account that fails to explicitly state that it's a parody.
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Twitter is reportedly working on paid DMs to celebrities

Twitter is reportedly working on paid DMs to celebrities

Twitter is reportedly working on another feature to help generate revenue. This time it involves paid DMs to celebrities.
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Twitter to start layoffs on Friday, internal email reveals

Twitter to start layoffs on Friday, internal email reveals

Following days of speculation after Elon Musk’s recent takeover of Twitter, the company is expected to make significant job cuts on Friday.
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Twitter reportedly plans to enable Edit Tweet for everyone this week

Twitter reportedly plans to enable Edit Tweet for everyone this week

Twitter may roll out Edit Tweet to all users as early as this week, according to a report from Bloomberg.
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Elon Musk to cut half of Twitter workforce, report says

Elon Musk to cut half of Twitter workforce, report says

New Twitter owner Elon Musk is planning to lay off 3,500 workers, a report said on Thursday, with affected employees expected to be informed on Friday.
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Instagram to soon let creators make NFTs and sell them to fans

Instagram to soon let creators make NFTs and sell them to fans

Meta has announced a number of new features for creators on its social media platforms, including one that lets creators make and sell NFTs on Instagram.
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Twitter’s edit button could soon be free for all users

Twitter’s edit button could soon be free for all users

Twitter's recently launched edit button is only available to subscribers of the platform's premium Twitter Blue service, but this could be about to change.
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Clear Mode on TikTok: Here’s what it is and how to use it

You've probably heard that TikTok has a Clear Mode. But what is it? In this guide, we'll explain what this feature is and how to use it.
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Twitter Blue is losing Ad Free Articles and Musk’s latest tweets indicate further changes

Twitter Blue is losing Ad Free Articles and Musk’s latest tweets indicate further changes

Twitter Blue subscribers will lose one of their paid subscription perks: Ad-Free Articles, reports say. Elon Musk also tweeted other changes to Twitter Blue.
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Elon Musk now Twitter CEO after firing entire board

Elon Musk now Twitter CEO after firing entire board

Twitter staff appear to be in for a roller coaster ride following the takeover of the company by Elon Musk. If they keep their jobs, that is.
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Staying on Twitter? Here are two ways to make it easier

If you're concerned about the future of Twitte, but not quite ready to leave just yet, you should know that you still have other options.
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Elon Musk considers bringing Vine back from the dead

Elon Musk considers bringing Vine back from the dead

Elon Musk has tweeted a poll asking about bringing back Vine, a defunct but beloved short-form video app.
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Having trouble accessing your Instagram account? You’re not alone

Having trouble accessing your Instagram account? You’re not alone

Today's outage is an odd one since it apparently involves account suspensions. But if you're having trouble accessing your Instagram account, you aren't alone.

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