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Want to send payments via Facebook Messenger? Now you can

Facebook today announced Messenger Platform v1.2, mean you never have to leave the app to make a payment to your pals.

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Facebook tests a Twitter-like feature to encourage more conversation

Facebook really wants you to know what your friends are talking about.

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Facebook Messenger beams live video into your chat conversations with Instant Video

The concept is similar to a feature found in Snapchat, which allows you to augment your chat with some face-to-face conversation.

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How Apple could make its next social experiment a successful one

Apple has a terrible track record when it comes to creating its own social platforms, but focusing on sharing straight from the iPhone could break the cycle.

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Instagram finally lets you zoom in on photos and videos

The update rolled out to iOS users today, and will come to Android soon.

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Twitter will soon let you use keyword filters to combat online harassment

This new tool is the company's latest attempt to curb online harassment targeting its high-profile users.

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Facebook taps Whatsapp user data to target ads

Two years after its acquisition by Facebook, WhatsApp is changing its privacy policy to allow it to share more information about its mobile app users with its owner.

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Apple may add Snapchat-like video features to make iOS more social

Apple wants to make iOS devices more social, but there aren't any finished features yet.

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Twitter rolls out night mode in its iOS app

The new update, which first rolled out to Android users in July, makes it easier to Tweet in the dark.

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How to turn on Twitter's quality filters and silence trolls

Twitter has a solution for stopping trolls: A new timeline quality filter that discards nasty tweets in your notifications

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Twitter wants an Apple TV app in time for the NFL season

Twitter's vision for its NFL games apparently includes making it easier to watch the games on your television.

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Ad blockers circumvent Facebook's unblockable ads

It didn't take long for Adblock Plus to skirt Facebook's ad blocker-blocking force field.

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Facebook makes its desktop ads inescapable by blocking ad-blockers

The network is giving you more control over the ads you see, but now you can't avoid them.

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How to use Instagram Stories, and why you'd even want to

Instagram's feature is easy to use, but lacks the selfie lenses and geofilters that make Snapchat so fun.

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Facebook starts testing a Snapchat-style camera with MSQRD selfie filters

After Instagram introduced Stories, Facebook begins testing more familiar features in its all-out attack against Snapchat.