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Instagram to start testing a repost feature

Instagram is about to start testing a feature that will let users share other people's content by reposting it, similar to other social media apps.
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More Twitter users will soon see fact-check notes on tweets

Birdwatch is Twitter's community fact-checking pilot program. It essentially adds notes to tweets that may be misleading. And more users will soon see them.
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TikTok continues to rebut reports of a security breach

Was TikTok hacked? TikTok says it wasn't and that it has found no evidence to support a recent claim that it had been breached.
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Instagram whacked with massive fine over child privacy

Meta-owned Instagram has been fined 405 million euros ($403 million) for violating the European Union’s privacy-focused General Data Protection Regulation.
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How to use Twitter Circle to limit who sees your tweets

Now that Twitter Circle has officially been rolled out worldwide (and appears to be working properly now), it's time to play with it. Here's how to use it.
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Edited tweets may be coming to your Twitter timeline soon

Twitter is currently testing its tweet editing feature and offered an update on the feature's development. Here's what we know so far.
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Instagram ‘Not Interested’ button could come to save your feed

Instagram is experimenting with two new features that will let users have more control over suggested posts and what they see in Explore.
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How to use Twitter Analytics

Want to know if your tweets are actually being seen on Twitter? Curious about other tweet stats? You should check out the Twitter Analytics dashboard.
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Twitter Circle launches globally, but lots of us can’t add anyone yet

Yes, Twitter Circle has officially launched for everyone. No, you're not alone if it's not currently working for you. Here's what we know so far.
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Twitter says it’s fixed Monday night’s service outage

Twitter is currently down for many users around the world. The outage started at around 7:30 p.m. ET and mainly affects the web version.
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Snapchat’s new Dual Camera uses both front and rear cameras simultaneously

The new Dual Camera feature lets Snapchatters capture moments using both of their phone's cameras simultaneously.
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Instagram further restricts content for new accounts under 16

Instagram already expanded its Sensitive Content Control settings in June, but now it's adding a few more updates for its teen users.
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Podcasts are coming to Twitter as part of a major Spaces revamp

Twitter has integrated podcasts into the revamped Spaces Tab on the mobile app for Android and iOS. It's testing the improved app on random users in English.
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TikTok’s experimental third feed has been spotted out in the wild

TikTok is reportedly working on another feed. And it's likely to be location-based. Here's what we know so far.
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Snapchat may owe you money just for using filters — here’s how to get paid

Do you have Snapchat? Do you regularly use the app's lenses and filters? If so, a class-action lawsuit means you might be owed money.
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Breaking down the Twitter whistleblower allegations and how it affects the Musk takeover

You've probably heard of the Twitter Whistleblower by now. Let's take a look at some of the serious allegations in their complaint.
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YouTube is finally getting serious about podcasts

YouTube appears to be rolling out a new Explore page for podcasts, that finally surfaces the content in a dedicated way.
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How to half swipe on Snapchat

Half swiping is useful if you want to peek at a chat message on Snapchat without fully opening it. Here's how to do it.
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Snap’s Pixy drone flies off into the sunset as it’s reportedly canceled

Snap Inc. is grounding Pixy and ending future production of Snapchat's selfie camera drone as part of a broader reprioritization of company resources.
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Downloaded YouTube Shorts clips will soon include watermarks

YouTube Shorts reposted to other platforms will soon have watermarks on them. Let's take a closer look at why.
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The 10 most popular TikTok accounts

These are the 10 most popular (read: most followed) TikTok accounts. Let's take a closer look at the content they have to offer.
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TikTok bans influencers from creating paid political ads

TikTok is rolling out a new Election Center as part of its strategy to fight election misinformation. It also prohibits paid political content from creators.
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You can now use the Add Yours sticker on Reels for Facebook and Instagram

Meta has added six new creator-focused features to its Reels feature for Facebook and Instagram. But the most interesting one is the Add Yours sticker.
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You can (sort of) generate art like Dall-E with TikTok’s latest filter

A recently released TikTok A.I. green screen filter lets you generate art like DALL-E. But don't expect it to match the quality of DALL-E's images.
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Snapchat Plus subscribers are getting these four new features today

Snapchat Plus subscribers will get access to four new features today. Here's what you need to know.
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Twitter’s latest features are all about curbing election misinformation

Twitter is launching a few new features to help combat election misinformation for the upcoming U.S. midterm elections. And it's reviving some older ones too.
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Facebook Messenger finally starts testing end-to-end encryption for all chats

Meta has begun testing default end-to-end encryption for chats and calls on Facebook Messenger, and will soon expand it to Instagram DMs.
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Elon Musk hints that he could start his own social media platform

If Twitter doesn't get its way and Musk's acquisition deal falls through, what happens? This week, Musk tweeted about another possible outcome.
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The more Instagram copies TikTok, the more I hate using it

Instagram tried copying TikTok. Then it said it would stop. And now it's doing it again. And I'm so, so tired.
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Snapchat is down right now. Here’s what we know

Snapchat is down. Here's what we know so far about the outage.
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WhatsApp adds new privacy features that everyone should start using

WhatsApp has announced three new privacy features. Two of them will begin rolling out this month and one of them is being tested right now.
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Yes, Twitter is down right now, and we don’t know when it’ll be back

It's not just you! As of August 9, 2022, Twitter is down for multiple users.
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A new Snapchat feature lets parents see who their teens chat with

Snapchat has a new parental supervision feature that lets parents view who their teens are chatting with, but not the chat conversations themselves.
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This Twitter vulnerability may have revealed owners of burner accounts

A Twitter security vulnerability may have put those burner Twitter accounts of yours at risk of being revealed. It was fixed, but not before it was exploited.
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