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Twitter finally embeds GIFS on web and mobile apps

Did you ever want to respond to a tweet not with words but with a funny, moving picture? Have you always wanted to post the funny antics of cats to help cheer someone up on Twitter? Well finally, the micro-blogging giant is now supporting animated images continuously looped, more popularly known as GIFs, on their web and mobile apps as well.

Facebook Messenger now allows short videos, bigger likes

We really don’t know how far the ubiquitous Facebook is willing to carry its Messenger app, but for now the social networking platform is still churning out updates for its chat and messaging app. In this new update that appeared at the Google Play Store just today, it looks like Messenger app users will now be able to embed short videos into their chat threads, as well as get a “bigger” way to express your Facebook likes.

Android 5.0 hinted at by Google in Twitter post

Google may have tipped their hat to Android 5.0. In a recent Twitter post announcing a fun new Google Now utility, some users noticed the time on the clock said 5:00. That’s uninteresting move, considering Google has hinted to new Android iterations via the same method in the past.

Talon update adds multiple image support

Talon, one of the more popular Twitter clients, is seeing an upgrade to bring it closer to full functionality with the service it represents. The update will allow for newer Twitter features to be taken advantage of inside of Talon, while also getting a UI tweak. In at least one instance, it might be ahead of the Twitter curve.

Vine updated to allow for direct video messages

Vine updated their service today to afford us the luxury of sending short video messages directly to each other. The service has been made available for Vine users to send messages to non-Viners as well, but comes with a few security features and profile tweaks.

Study: Google+ has similar user numbers to Twitter

Do you use Google+? How about Twitter? While the userbase may not overlap all the time, a new study shows the overall numbers might be about the same. According to the study, the number of Google+ users is nearly identical to that of Twitter. The study also shows engagement on Google’s social site is much better for advertisers, but there are many holes in the story, here.

Timehop app hands-on: providing a daily trip back in time

Timehop, as a service, has been around for many years now. But given the app just recently arrived in the Play Store, it may be one that flew under the radar of many Android users. The premise here is simple, Timehop takes you back in time. The app is one that you'll only need to launch once per day, and it will show you what you were doing one, two, three and four years earlier.
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