• Instagram tests tapping instead of scrolling through posts, first in Explore

    5 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    The effortless way you fast forward through Stories could be coming to more of Instagram. A screenshot from user Suprateek Bose shows Instagram “Introducing a new way to move through posts - Tap through posts, just like you tap through stories.”
    Now Instagram confirms to TechCrunch that it's testing tap to advance within Explore, and a spokesperson provided this statement: “We're always testing ways to improve the experience on Instagram and bring you closer to the people and things you love.” As for whether this could come to the main feed, an Instagram spokesperson tells me that not...
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  • Google+ for consumers is dying, but Google just gave it new features for the workplace

    Google+ for consumers is dying, but Google just gave it new features for the workplace

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Google announced new business features for Google+ on Thursday, just days after it closed Google+ to the public.
    Google is in the midst of controversy - and possible legal action - over its decision not to disclose a glitch in Google+ that left users' data exposed.
    The new features on Google+ are designed to make it easier for employees to engage in conversations across the company, and give IT admins more capabilities.
    Google announced on Thursday that it's adding new features to Google+ for businesses - just days after Google shuttered Google+ to the general public after reports that it...
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  • Celebrate National Coming Out Day by coming out on Facebook

    Celebrate National Coming Out Day by coming out on Facebook

    5 days ago - By Fast Company

    What could possibly go wrong?
    In case any family members, friends, business contacts, or Russian bots were unaware of your sexuality, Facebook has a solution. In honor of National Coming Out Day Facebook unveiled a new update to its “Life Event” category. Now, in addition to announcing that you got braces, are learning a new instrument, and got a septum piercing, and amending your relationship status, Facebook users can select “Came Out.” (Yes, Facebook had “broken bone” and “did some DIY” as life event options before “came out.”)
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  • A new Facebook feature helps people 'come out' for National Coming Out Day

    A new Facebook feature helps people 'come out' for National Coming Out Day

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook has released a "coming out" feature on Facebook for National Coming Out Day.
    Users can choose "came out" as a "major life event" and tell their stories.
    Facebook released a new feature that helps people come out to their friends and family on social media.
    Now, in honor of National Coming Out Day on October 11 , "coming out" with your sexual orientation or gender is a "major life event" Facebook users can add to their timeline.
    If you want to use it, just create a post and specify that
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