Social Networking Software

Twitter might soon add an 'edit' button to fix typos in tweets

We've probably all sent a tweet with a typo or a broken link -- or we forgot the image or missed a clever hashtag. Inevitably, we either deleted the tweet and try again, or reply to ourselves with the correction. It would be easier to edit, but Twitter (iOS, Android) doesn't have the option.

At a #Powerof18, an IIT event in India about social change and democracy, Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey shed some light on the subject.

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Twitter for Windows 10 gets DM and profile updates

In the latest Windows 10 update, Twitter has made a bunch of changes to the look of its app to made it easier for you to see who your person is following. You can see who else that person follows and other accounts that follow it back.

The update also made a few changes to the direct messaging feature, known colloquially as DMs, allowing you finally to drag and drop photos or videos directly into a text box without... Read More »

Topics: Social Networking Software , Windows Software

Pinterest's 'friend feed' gets an Instagram-style makeover

The friend feed feature on Pinterest (iOS, Android) launched in the spring. The addition brought a more social networking vibe to the app, letting users follow their friends' activity.

The feature lives under the "Following" icon on your dashboard. Users have the option to comment on a friends' pin, share it, pin it to their own board, or download it to their device.

In its latest update, the feed took on a display similar to Instagram (iOS,... Read More »

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'ClassDojo' app lets parents keep an eye on their preschool kids

Usually, when you ask a child what they did in school today, they'll reply with a vague "nothing," or "I don't remember." As a busy parent or guardian, you may find your child's brief answers don't really fill you in on what's going on at your child's school.

The ClassDojo app (iOS, Android) can strengthen communication between parents, children, and teachers. The app has portals for parents, school leaders, teachers, and students. The app is used at 90 percent of K to 8 schools... Read More »

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Instagram is testing Hindi language support and other features

Instagram (iOS, Android) might soon add language support for Hindi to better accommodate its Indian user base. Tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted about the new feature.

Wong's screenshots featured comments, a settings menu, IGTV, and a profile in Hindi.

India's user base sits at 71 million people. Adding the language to the popular social media site could drive the number higher, since Hindi is spoken in other countries like Pakistan, as well.

SEE: How to use Instagram's new Nametag feature and find friends easier

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Apple enhances its Clips video app with new animated selfie scenes, stickers, and soundtracks

Those of you who want to create and share quick videos may want to try Apple's Clips app, especially with some of the cool new tricks and tools found in the latest version.

SEE: The best mobile apps for watching video

Apple has updated its Clips app for the iPhone and iPad with new content that you can add to spruce up your videos. The star of the show are the six new Selfie Scenes, which immerse you in a... Read More »

Topics: Social Networking Software , Video Software , iOS Software

Facebook Messenger is adding an 'unsend' feature that gives you 10 minutes to delete a sent message

Ever sent a message and immediately wished you hadn't? Facebook (iOS, Android) has listed the ability to delete a sent message as "coming soon" in its release notes for Facebook Messenger (iOS, Android) version 191.0 in iOS.

"Remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent. If you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information or message the wrong thread, you can easily correct it by removing the message within ten minutes of sending... Read More »

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Getting started with Premiere Rush, Adobe's new video-editing app

With the goal of creating an easy-to-use video-editing app that would let users create video for YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and other social-media platforms, Adobe has just release Premiere Rush. The new lightweight video editor is Adobe's next step in accelerating the creative experience with a dynamic link to Creative Cloud by letting users create video across platforms.

(For more on Adobe's vision and its plans for Premiere Rush check out my coverage of the recent Adobe Max conference... Read More »

Topics: Social Networking Software , Video Software , iOS Software

Twitter now lets you help ferret out fake accounts

Twitter has certainly had its work cut out trying to find and shut down fake accounts. Now, those of us who use Twitter can also play a role in exposing the phonies.

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Twitter has tweaked its reporting system so you can now tell the company if you think a certain account is fake. The process works through Twitter's usual reporting system. After identifying a tweet as spam, you can then further... Read More »

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Snap Camera spices up Windows and Mac video chats with Snapchat lenses

Want to make yourself look like a puppy dog, a devil, or an extraterrestrial in your video chats? You can now do that on your desktop or laptop computer via a new program from Snap called Snap Camera.

SEE: Filter your videos with these apps

Newly available for Windows and the macOS, Snap Camera taps into Snapchat's existing array of augmented reality filters, or lenses. You've long been able to play with such lenses in the Snapchat app on your mobile... Read More »

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