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Twitter to expand the DM character limit from 140 to 10,000

Could the fact that Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced he was stepping down have something to do with the drastic product change?

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Twitter now lets you share your block list to get rid of multiple trolls at once

The company says that users who "experience high volumes of unwanted interactions" now have more sophisticated tools, like sharing lists of trolls to help mass-block them all.

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Get ready for more Buy buttons on Facebook

Facebook expands its partnership with Shopify for buying items in News Feed

Instagram cleans up its desktop site, enlarging photos

The changes bring Instagram's site design more in line with its mobile app

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Brace yourself for videos on Apple Watch

Twitter's Vine app will launch for Apple Watch later this year


Facebook Messenger dumps auto-location tracking for a pin drop

Instead of sharing location data automatically, Facebook users will be have the option to specify their whereabouts on a map.

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Hide the credit card: You can buy products on Instagram

The photo-sharing app implements a button so that users can buy a product, download an app or sign up to a website directly on Instagram.

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Pinterest turns its feed into a store with buyable pins

iPhone and iPad users will be able to buy items on Pinterest starting later this month.

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Supreme Court: Violent Facebook posts not criminal

The court overturns the interstate threats conviction on a Pennsylvania man based on posts made about his wife.

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Facebook finally adds support for animated GIFs

For years the social network opted not to host animated gifs out of fear that it would make the platform "too chaotic." But as gifs become a more integral part of the web, Facebook has finally caught on.

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Facebook adds restaurant reviews from actual food critics

Following a partnership with news outlets for Instant Articles, Facebook is now integrating restaurant reviews from reputable food publications.

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Tweets now appear in Google search results

Actual tweets will appear on mobile devices, depending on the search.

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Facebook could cash in from Messenger games

Facebook is reportedly working with game developers to offer their apps in Messenger.

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Facebook eats more of the web with 'Instant Articles' from Buzzfeed, NYT, and more

The company promises faster news on its mobile apps with Instant Articles

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Tsu, the Tidal of social networks, pays you for posting

Tired of making money for Facebook and Twitter? Tsu shares its revenue with users.