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Twitter testing new Communities feature that makes it far more useful

This week, Twitter has begun testing new viewing options for your various Twitter Communities timelines. Here's what to expect.
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Goodbye TweetDeck for Mac, you were too pure for this world

TweetDeck for Mac is shutting down next month. But given TweetDeck's history, this news isn't all that surprising.
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Missing children alerts are coming to your Instagram feed

Instagram is bringing Amber Alerts to users' feeds to help locate missing and abducted children. The new feature begins rolling out today.
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Twitter Circle is coming soon. Here’s what you need to know

Twitter has expanded the rollout of its Twitter Circle feature that lets you pick who gets to see your tweets. But it's still not available to everyone yet.
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How to use text-to-speech on TikTok

Adding text-to-speech to your TikTok video is easier than you think. We can show you how to do it in just a few minutes.
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Snapchat has a new Shared Stories feature. Here’s how to use it

Snapchat introduced a new feature this week called Shared Stories, which lets users add more people to a Story. Here's how to find it.
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Meta confirms Instagram outage issues, working on update

Instagram is experiencing service issues and appears to be down right now. Users have reported difficulties logging in as one of the issues.
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Twitter accused of selling your phone number to advertisers

The FTC has accused Twitter of gathering its users' contact information and then allowing advertisers access to it, without users' knowledge.
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TikTok Live Subscriptions: Everything we know so far

TikTok recently announced its LIVE Subscription program. But what does that mean for you? We'll break down everything we know about it so far.
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Here’s what’s new in Instagram’s ‘visual refresh’

Instagram announced a visual refresh of its brand. Here's what to expect in terms of how the changes will play out in the app itself.
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How to edit TikTok videos

Want to post your own TikTok videos? You'll need to know how to edit them. In our guide, we'll go over how to do just that and answer a few other questions.
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How to invite someone to a Zoom meeting

You can invite other people to your Zoom meetings before and after they start. We'll show you how using Zoom's desktop and mobile apps.
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The latest major hurdle facing Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition

Elon Musk's acquisition of Twitter has taken another turn, and it's not necessarily toward the completion of his bid to buy the platform.
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Twitter CEO addresses recent spam account concerns

The question of how many spam accounts are actually on Twitter is more complex than we thought. Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal issued an explanation via tweets.
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How to join a Zoom meeting

You have options when it comes to joining a Zoom meeting. We'll go over four different ways to do it. Here's how to join your next Zoom meeting.
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A new Twitter feature could separate the lurkers from the super-users

Twitter is working on a feature that tells everyone how frequently you tweet. It seems to be both helpful and embarrassing. It depends on how often you tweet.
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Twitter is building two new ways to handle tweet replies

According to screenshots posted by Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter is apparently working on two features that could change how people manage tweet replies.
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How to download an archive of your tweets

Downloading the archive of your tweets actually isn't all that difficult, and we can show you how to request and download it via your PC.
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Meta to offset use of NFTs by ‘buying renewable energy’

There are valid environmental concerns about Meta's recent inclusion of NFTs in apps like Instagram. Here's what we know about how Meta plans to address them.
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NFTs are coming to Instagram, with testing starting this week

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and head of Instagram Adam Mosseri announced on Monday that the ability to share NFTs on Instagram would begin testing this week.
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TikTok continues rolling out its Friends tab, replacing Discover

TikTok is changing up how it recommends new videos to watch as it continues to roll out a new Friends tab which will soon replace the current Discover tab.
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Elon Musk to take Twitter CEO role for the first few months

Elon Musk may be the next Twitter CEO, but only for a few months. And he's now secured over $7 billion more in funding, making his acquisition more likely.
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Twitter Article, a long-form blogging feature, is in the works

Twitter is apparently working on a new long-form post feature called Twitter Article. And so far, the work in progress looks pretty promising.
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Curious about Twitter’s future? So is the U.K. parliament

The U.K. parliament has invited Elon Musk to speak about his proposed changes to Twitter now that he's acquiring it. Those changes involve free speech and bots.
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How to get verified on TikTok

You can't actually request to be verified on TikTok; it has to be given to you. Here are a few tips on how to make your TikTok account blue-check worthy.
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Facebook abandons podcasts to keep chasing TikTok

Facebook is dropping its podcasting platform this summer and it all appears to be part of a larger focus on short-form video content by its parent company Meta.
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Elon Musk shares stance on Twitter authentication, anonymity

Elon Musk wants to "defeat the spam bots." But recently he's also indicated that anonymous users will still have a place on his newly acquired social media app.
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4 new Twitter features Elon Musk has hinted at adding

We still don't know what a Twitter run by Musk will look like. But the Tesla CEO has dropped a few hints on what he wants to see. Let's take a closer look.
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The best alternatives to Twitter

If you're leaving Twitter but need another outlet for your hot takes, memes, and videos, then go take a look at our list of the best alternatives to Twitter.
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Mass Twitter deactivations accompanied by jump in new accounts

After Elon Musk bought Twitter, the bird app saw both mass deactivations and account creations. And these manifested in pretty dramatic follower count changes.
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Elon Musk’s Twitter acquisition just got a noteworthy endorsement

Not long after Twitter accepted Elon Musk's bid yesterday, co-founder and former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey tweeted his support of the deal. Here's what he said.
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Twitter bans product changes this week to stop employees from ‘going rogue’

Elon Musk bought Twitter, which means the real work of the transition to his ownership begins now. And it just started with a temporary ban on product changes.
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How to make a public profile on Snapchat

Having a public profile on Snapchat is a step toward becoming a creator on the app. We'll go over what it means to have a public profile and how to make one.
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Elon Musk just bought Twitter for $44 billion

Twitter has officially accepted Musk's bid to acquire Twitter and take it private.