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How the White House's social media accounts will transition to the next president

The White House will give up its social media accounts to the next President in just a few months. Here's how it will happen.

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Facebook is bringing Snapchat-like selfie filters to Live video

Facebook's new Masks feature for iOS is timed around Halloween, but it's really a jab at Snapchat.

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Twitter kills Vine

After Twitter failed to find a buyer, it's killing Vine and laying off 9 percent of its workforce.

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How to get rid of useless facebook.com email addresses in your Contacts

A reader has his email to a friend misdirected to an non-existent Facebook address; why is it appearing?

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Facebook wants to replace Yelp with your friends' recommendations

Facebook wants to make it easy to get recommendations from your friends on where to eat and which shows to see.

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How to find out what Facebook knows about you

Facebook uses your online activity to build an advertising profile about you. Here's how to look at (and edit) some of that information.

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Facebook adds Apple TV and Chromecast support as video push ramps up

Facebook recently added the ability for iOS users to cast to an Apple TV or Chromecast, and Android support is coming soon.

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Twitter tests replacing Moments with a more useful Explore tab

Twitter's Moments tab may go away if the new Explore tab proves more useful.

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Facebook launches Events app for iOS with a Sunrise-style calendar

Another popular Facebook feature gets its own standalone app.

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Snapchat what? Instagram Stories racks up 100 million daily viewers

Instagram debuted Stories two months ago, and it's already proved to be a popular feature with its 500 million users.

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How to encrypt your Facebook messages with Secret Conversations

Facebook's new encrypted messaging feature, Secret Conversations, is now live for everyone on Android and iOS.

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Facebook's new Marketplace aims to become the world's largest yard sale

Facebook announced Marketplace on Monday. This new, mobile-only feature lets you buy and sell items on the social network.

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Twitter stops counting photos, GIFs, polls, and quotes against the 140-character limit

Now you can have longer tweets because media attachments won't count towards the 140-character limit.

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Twitter's new Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One apps are all about video, not tweets

Twitter's new Apple TV, Fire TV, and Xbox One apps focus on live video—including free NFL games—in a bid to lure new users to the social network.

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Instagram is fighting harassment with new keyword filtering feature

Unlike Twitter, Instagram is making it easier to curb abuse with comment moderation.