Social Networking Software

Tinder's 'Swipe Surge' alerts you to peak app activity for increased dating chances

Tinder's (iOS, Android) latest feature aims to increase each user's chances of finding a date. Swipe Surge alerts you to peak activity times on the app, when more matches are likely to be made.

SEE: 3 anti-Tinder apps that are changing online dating

"During a Swipe Surge, activity is up to 15x higher," Tinder said in a blog post. "And with that many more people at the party, your match-making potential is increased by 250%,... Read More »

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Loosid app creates a sobriety-minded community on your phone

A key part of addiction recovery is finding a like-minded community. Out of the 40 million Americans struggling with addiction, 24 million are working towards recovery, and encouragement from others can bolster those efforts.

The Loosid app (iOS) seeks to create a digital sober community, providing support to members and celebrating the choice of sobriety.

"Through Loosid, it's easy to find other people who share your perspective, who know all too well that being sober doesn't... Read More »

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Facebook post removed? How to appeal a ban

If your post is removed from Facebook (iOS, Android), you usually get an alert or a message from the company. The reasons listed are generally vague, perhaps informing you that your post violated Facebook Community Standards (if you get a reason at all).

For violating the Standards, the post is removed, or the user is put in "Facebook Jail" and their account is temporarily locked. Some posts are mistakenly taken down or flagged as spam. Contacting Facebook to... Read More »

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Twitter might soon add an 'edit' button to fix typos in tweets

We've probably all sent a tweet with a typo or a broken link -- or we forgot the image or missed a clever hashtag. Inevitably, we either deleted the tweet and try again, or reply to ourselves with the correction. It would be easier to edit, but Twitter (iOS, Android) doesn't have the option.

At a #Powerof18, an IIT event in India about social change and democracy, Twitter's CEO Jack Dorsey shed some light on the subject.

"We have... Read More »

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Twitter for Windows 10 gets DM and profile updates

In the latest Windows 10 update, Twitter has made a bunch of changes to the look of its app to made it easier for you to see who your person is following. You can see who else that person follows and other accounts that follow it back.

The update also made a few changes to the direct messaging feature, known colloquially as DMs, allowing you finally to drag and drop photos or videos directly into a text box without... Read More »

Topics: Social Networking Software , Windows Software

Pinterest's 'friend feed' gets an Instagram-style makeover

The friend feed feature on Pinterest (iOS, Android) launched in the spring. The addition brought a more social networking vibe to the app, letting users follow their friends' activity.

The feature lives under the "Following" icon on your dashboard. Users have the option to comment on a friends' pin, share it, pin it to their own board, or download it to their device.

In its latest update, the feed took on a display similar to Instagram (iOS,... Read More »

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'ClassDojo' app lets parents keep an eye on their preschool kids

Usually, when you ask a child what they did in school today, they'll reply with a vague "nothing," or "I don't remember." As a busy parent or guardian, you may find your child's brief answers don't really fill you in on what's going on at your child's school.

The ClassDojo app (iOS, Android) can strengthen communication between parents, children, and teachers. The app has portals for parents, school leaders, teachers, and students. The app is used at 90 percent of K to 8 schools... Read More »

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Instagram is testing Hindi language support and other features

Instagram (iOS, Android) might soon add language support for Hindi to better accommodate its Indian user base. Tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted about the new feature.

Wong's screenshots featured comments, a settings menu, IGTV, and a profile in Hindi.

India's user base sits at 71 million people. Adding the language to the popular social media site could drive the number higher, since Hindi is spoken in other countries like Pakistan, as well.

SEE: How to use Instagram's new Nametag feature and find friends easier

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Apple enhances its Clips video app with new animated selfie scenes, stickers, and soundtracks

Those of you who want to create and share quick videos may want to try Apple's Clips app, especially with some of the cool new tricks and tools found in the latest version.

SEE: The best mobile apps for watching video

Apple has updated its Clips app for the iPhone and iPad with new content that you can add to spruce up your videos. The star of the show are the six new Selfie Scenes, which immerse you in a... Read More »

Topics: Social Networking Software , Video Software , iOS Software

Facebook Messenger is adding an 'unsend' feature that gives you 10 minutes to delete a sent message

Ever sent a message and immediately wished you hadn't? Facebook (iOS, Android) has listed the ability to delete a sent message as "coming soon" in its release notes for Facebook Messenger (iOS, Android) version 191.0 in iOS.

"Remove a message from a chat thread after it's been sent. If you accidentally send the wrong photo, incorrect information or message the wrong thread, you can easily correct it by removing the message within ten minutes of sending... Read More »

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