Social Media Briefs: IFTTT for iPhone, Facebook Says No More Questions

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Social Media briefs: IFTTT, Vine, Nestivity, Facebook

Now that it's officially summer, social media updates get more subtle, but continue to pack a punch. 

If This Then iPhone App

One of our favorite social media services, IFTTT, has released an iPhone app. Users can unlock three new Channels for iPhone: Contacts, Photos, and Reminders, as well as create and use recipes around the things we do on our phones: snapping screenshots, adding new contacts, completing reminders, and organizing photo albums.




Vine Updates Android

Vine has updated its Android-based mobile app so that it's on par with its iOS counterpart. The updates include the ability to “re-Vine” content in the stream (a la retweet), additional channel categories for video discovery, and some new camera tools for filming videos. Android users can use a shortcut icon called a "capture" widget, installed on the Android home screen from which users can shoot video immediately.

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Nestivity Gives User More Controls

Nestivity, the platform that turns your Twitter handle into a “Nest” for all of your followers to visit has released new updates. New features allow users to adjust the text size and mouse over to pause the stream to make following busy live chats much easier.They've also added a quote and edit feature to allow for modified tweets. 


Facebook Removes Questions from Pages

You may have noticed that Facebook Pages can no longer ask questions through the platforms questions app. The company quietly pulled the feature but hasn't indicated whether or not it's officially dead, saying only that they're "exploring the value questions bring to pages that produce public content — like news organizations, for example."


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