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Advertisers can soon slide three images inside Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories ads are expanding from one slot inside your Stories reel to as many as three, Instagram announced. A new carousel ad format allows businesses to place up to three images or videos inside Stories.
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Here’s how to go live on Facebook with your Android or iOS device

Facebook Live makes it easier than ever to stream live video directly from your mobile device, whether it be an Android or iOS offering. Here, we show you how to go live on Facebook and how to make the most of it.
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You can now buy that dancing hot dog plush toy from the Snapchat Store

A new Snapchat Store creates a shoppable Stories-like format that allows users to swipe up to buy, tap to see the next product, or tap and hold to send to a friend. The in-app option is the only spot for Snapchat merchandise, the app says.
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How to use Instagram Stories: Everything you need to know

Instagram is taking on Snapchat's Stories feature with Instagram Stories, which lets you show pics and videos from the last 24 hours. Here's how to use Instagram Stories, and how to publish one your friends will envy.
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Instagram Stories now has an option to add photo-free text with Type Mode

Instagram Stories can now have text that is not overlaid on top of a photo. The Type Mode option overlays text on colored backgrounds, which means users don't have to have a photo to add to their Story.
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Twitter now estimates that 1.4M users interacted with fake Russian posts

Around 1.4 million Twitter users interacted with the over 3,800 faked Russian accounts from the Internet Research Agency during the 2016 U.S. election. That number is double the company's estimate from just two days ago.
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Facebook use has already dropped 50 million hours — but no biggie, it says

The brunt of Facebook's news feed changes are coming in 2018 but time spent on the platform has already dropped in the 2017 end-of-year report. The company's ad revenue, however, has actually increased.
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Facebook bans advertisements for cryptocurrency exchanges

Facebook brought the hammer down on "misleading financial products" on Tuesday by effectively banning any and all advertisements for cryptocurrency exchanges and initial coin offerings.
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With a selfie, Bitmoji Deluxe makes avatars look more like you

How do you make an avatar that looks more like you? Start with a selfie to reference. Bitmoji is making it possible with a new Deluxe mode that also adds more feature options and enhances the user interface.
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#Earlygram? Hootsuite adds Instagram scheduling for business accounts

Love the #latergram? Now you can have an #earlygram, thanks to the updated Instagram API which enabled scheduling. Hootsuite is one of the first to allow the feature, but don't get too excited -- it's just for business accounts.
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Facebook’s latest news feed change prioritizes what’s going on nearby

Continuing Facebook's mission to clean up your news Feed, local news will now show up higher in the ranks than before. The change rolls out first in the U.S. and will soon also include expanded testing of another local feature.
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Twitter’s #BrandBowl puts Super Bowl ads in their own game

Fans that love the Super Bowl commercials just as much as the game could have a new place to look for creative advertising: Twitter's #BrandBowl. The contest will recognize the top ads in several categories.