Hot News You Can Trust- What’s New In Social Media (April 8th)

Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 1.39.41 PMQuote Tweet Revamped on Twitter

Twitter has been busy revamping its “Quote Tweet” button. Instead of wrapping the original tweet in quotes, as the Quote Tweet button used to do, Twitter’s iOS app now embeds a link to the original tweet. This makes is so there are still 116 characters of additional comments from the person tweeting the quote.

Users have already been able to embed a tweet by manually pasting in the link, but this was a rather cumbersome process that didn’t quite fit in with the Social Media platform’s quick-use mentality. The old version of the Quote Tweet button never got much traction, so users adopted a manual retweets method of putting an RT between the original tweet and their own thoughts.

By providing a much simpler alternative, we’re expecting to see less and less of the above-mentioned practices.

Twitter says the new Quote Tweet function is rolling out now for iOS and the web, and will arrive on Android devices soon. You can find it by pressing the Retweet button under any tweet.

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Pinterest Makes Pinning Easier

Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 1.38.59 PMOn Pinterest, you can expect to be done in half the clicks. Now when you Pin something you found out on the web, or you save a Pin on Pinterest, all it takes is a couple of clicks and it’s saved. It’s also easier than ever to find (or create) the board you want to save your Pin on.

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Screen Shot 2015-04-08 at 1.45.07 PM Riff: Make Videos with Friends

Facebook had a hunch was that if you could make videos collaboratively, the creative process would be more fun and the final product would be cooler. Because the want this collaboration to be at the center of the Facebook experience, the Social Media giant introduced Riff, a creative tool to make videos with friends.

Anyone can start by creating a video. All you have to do is give it a topic, like #AprilFools, then your friends can view it and choose to add their own clips on that topic. Once a friend adds a clip to your video, your friend’s friends will also be shown the video in Riff and will be able to add to it. The potential pool of creative collaborators can grow exponentially from there, so a short video can become an inventive project between circles of friends that you can share to Facebook, or anywhere on the internet, at any time.

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Bigger and Better VinesScreen Shot 2015-04-08 at 1.45.35 PM

Vine has a new, beautiful high quality format. Starting today, the stories you watch and share will look better than ever. The company has been working on technical upgrades that support Vines in higher quality.

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New Creative Touches for Instagram

Instagram has two new creative tools: Color and Fade.

Use the Color tool to tint the highlights or shadows in your photo. You can choose from yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue, cyan or green to add a colorful flair to the moments you share. The Fade tool allows you to bring a quiet tone to your photos by softening colors.

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