Don’t promote your other social media profiles on Instagram

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Promoting yourself across multiple social media platforms is nothing out of the ordinary. We all do it because we want people to see what we’re posting, tweeting, and sharing throughout the day. Mentioning your presence on other services is very common, and it’s a simple way to grow your digital brand. Just don’t think about doing so on Instagram. The photo- and video-sharing service doesn’t want its users to promoting their profiles on “another service” anymore.

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Facebook is gearing up to implement advertisements in its Messenger application

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According to a recent report, Facebook is currently in the final stages of making the relevant changes to implement advertisements in its Messenger application for Android and iOS. Once introduced, the ads will reach around 800-million regular users. However, only one ad block will be displayed per day, which means that we thankfully won’t be bombarded with ads whenever we send or receive a message.

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Facebook Messenger updated with new Photo Magic feature

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Facebook has pushed out another rather nifty update for its Messenger client for Android via the Play Store. This latest upgrade ferries its Photo Magic facial recognition feature, which was previously only available in Australia, to more countries, along with new customization options which enable users to change the color of chats on a thread-by-thread basis.

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Best instant messaging services

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Messaging services can be a useful alternative to your standard SMS messaging on your smartphone. While a standard text message uses your carrier plan, a messaging app only uses WiFi and is completely independent, which means you won’t actually need a plan from a carrier to use it. These are also useful if you want to message simultaneously on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, and they often have a ton of extra features that your standard text messaging app simply won’t have.

We’ve compiled some of the best and most popular apps available to give you a few to test out.

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Facebook adds a slew of new features to the Messenger app

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In case you didn’t know, Facebook is hosting their own developer conference this week. It’s called F8, and it will reveal new stuff regarding not only Facebook, but Instagram, Parse, Oculus, and LiveRail too.

On the Facebook side of things, they announced Messenger Platform, which gives the Messenger app its own ecosystem for creating and sharing content. They are launching a Messenger App Store, which will host about 40 new apps that work within the Messenger application. Users will be able to purchase and download these apps from within the Messenger app. These apps will allow you do utilize GIFs, video, audio clips, and more in an effort to enhance your conversations.

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