Twitter has finally released the update that will cause community managers a few less headaches. Media will no longer count towards your 140 characters in a tweet!
Photos, GIFs, videos, polls and quote tweets now no longer count towards the 140 character limit on twitter. https://t.co/6Zj5nfCf8J ^Sam
— ZC Social Media (@ZCSocialMedia) September 20, 2016
Just in time for fashion week ‘season’ where Instagram really does come into its own with arty fashion shots, the platform has released a save draft button. No longer will you have to think on the spot and panic about your captions and hashtags.
It's here: Instagram "Save Draft" Button Is Rolling Out Worldwide https://t.co/mzFUJX0PXo
— We are Social Media (@WeRSM) September 21, 2016
Facebook Messenger introduces polls in a bid to help you make group decisions easier, as people will be able to vote on different options in a clear and concise way. The feature is essentially the same as the original Facebook polls which was later scrapped. The app will also be able to pick up on a request for money, and direct you to a link to pay through Messenger itself.
— TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) September 23, 2016
With the US Presidential elections taking place this November, Snapchat will now let users register to vote within the app. For a platform whose target audience is not actually old enough to vote this seems like an interesting move for the social channel.
Snapchat now lets you register to vote within the app https://t.co/UoBZCXKIr0
— Mashable Business (@mashbusiness) September 23, 2016