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Life’s too short to not be in the social loop. Here’s the latest in A Smorgasbord of Social Media news:



Get The Photos You Didn’t Take

We can finally stop making friends or random strangers take one group photo on 17 different devices. Facebook recently launched Moments, a standalone app that will be available in the next few days. This will allow users to privately share their photos from a specific event with anyone and everyone that attended. By using Face Recognition Software linked with Facebook, Moments will create event-based albums that allow users to quickly upload photos to the app. From there, other friends that attended the event can see, save and post any photos in the album directly from the app. Just take a single photo and enjoy the Moment.




Say Goodbye To The 140 Characters Limit

Well, sort of. Twitter recently announced they plan on eliminating their 140-character limit on direct messages. We will no longer have to split our DM into 17 separate messages when we reach out to a friend or follower on the network.



Block Multiple Accounts With A Single Tap

Say goodbye to spammy accounts or anyone you don’t enjoy interacting with on Twitter. Twitter has taken another step towards ending harassment on the social media network. They have recently allowed users to export lists of users they have blocked and share them with friends who can quickly import the file and block the entire list in a single step.



Autoplay Videos To Help Or Hurt Marketers?

Ad performance is about to skyrocket but the ad cost may quickly follow. Twitter has implemented an autoplay video feature, mimicking Facebook’s. During testing, Twitter saw ad performance increase seven fold. Ads will now be charged per view as opposed to per click. A view is classified as a 3 second playtime while 100% of the video is in the frame.




Blue Means BUY!

We’ve heard for months that Pinterest will be rolling out Buyable Pins and in just a few weeks, we’ll finally be able to stop pinning and start buying. The initial launch will allow users utilizing a desktop or any iOS device to buy certain pins that have a blue ‘Buy’ button on the pin’s top right corner. Adroid users will have to wait a little while longer to test out the new feature.




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