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Live 360-degree video comes to Periscope and Twitter

Users will be able to scroll around live 360-degree video, but only select users can post it for now.

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How these iPhone apps disrupted the mobile game in 2016

It was the year the of Pokémon Go, Instagram, and Apple Music.

What were the most disruptive iPhone apps of 2016?

From mobile augmented reality to social live-streaming, here are the trends that iPhone apps brought to the mainstream this year. And what we should expect in 2017.

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Facebook Messenger launches group video chat with Snapchat-style selfie filters

Another week, another Facebook app builds upon what Snapchat started.

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Vine will live on as ‘Vine Camera’ for recording six-second videos to post on Twitter

Twitter will integrate Vines into its main app, in a similar way that Boomerang is used to post on Instagram.

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Facebook enlists help from fact-checkers to fight fake news

Fabricated news stories will be evaluated by third-party fact-checking organizations and marked with a “disputed” tag in the News Feed.

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Tinder for Apple TV is online dating with an audience

Tinder just released a tvOS app so it's easier for your friends and family to question your dating choices.

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Snapchat's Groups let you chat with 16 friends at once

Snapchat Groups lets you share posts with up to 16 people at once.

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Instagram rolls out its Live video feature in the U.S.

Now, you can use the Instagram app for live-streaming.

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Facebook's Year in Review for 2016 isn't just fun and games

Facebook released its list of the most discussed topics for 2016. It ain't pretty.

Facebook encrypted messages: Setting up Secret Conversations in Messenger

Even Facebook lets you have a little privacy, letting you send encrypted messages using the Secret Conversation feature in Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

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Instagram’s 2 new features let you take control of comments

The photo-sharing platform is doing what Twitter won’t: giving users tools to fight abuse.

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Fake news fallout: Facebook starts asking users if headlines are accurate

Facebook is turning to its user base to help solve its clickbait and fake news problems.

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Facebook Instant Games puts games right smack in the middle of News Feed, Messenger

Facebook has launched Facebook Instant Games, placing social games directly within its News Feed and Messenger app and tacitly discouraging users from turning to other mobile games and third-party chat services.

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How to protect yourself on Twitter with its improved mute, report, and filter tools

Twitter has ramped up filtering and reporting options on its website and in its mobile apps.

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Facebook's latest experiment: Helping you find free Wi-Fi hotspots

Facebook may soon help you find the closest public Wi-Fi access point with a new feature in its mobile app.

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Instagram is shaking things up with live video and disappearing messages

Instagram just lifted one addictive feature from Facebook and the other from Snapchat.