Twitter, Facebook, Apple – Weekly Updates You Probably Missed


Everybody knows about latest fails of leading social media platforms and companies, but have you heard about these amazing newest updates and plugins?

Check what Nexter found out about them.

1. Tweets are expanded to 280-characters


Twitter announced that the character amount expanded to 280. The update was designed to let people fit in their thought and provide them with space for creating witty puns and beautiful metaphors.

Firstly, it was tested on a small group of people, who tweeted more because of they wanted to try out new opportunities. Nevertheless, only a really tiny amount of tweets (5% according to Twitter product manager –  Aliza Rosen) were written using more than 140 characters.

2. Facebook to release a Messenger plugin for business websites


The new plugin is to allow clients and potential customers to talk directly with businesses on their websites using Messenger and continue those conversations on the Internet on any devices.



When a client wants to start chatting, they’ll have to click on a familiar Messenger button on the website. When the customer leaves the website, they’ll still be able to read or continue their chat using their Messenger app on phone or laptop.

As it’s stated on Techcrunch, a new Messenger plugin will provide an opportunity to chat on AdoreMe, Air France, Argos, Aviva, Bodeaz, Goibibo, Keto Mojo, KLM, Mermaid Pillow, Spoqa, Total Activation, Volaris and Zalando.

3. Apple to introduce person-to-person payment



From now on you will be able to send and receive money using Apple Pay Cash in iMessages. Moreover, you will have an opportunity to use the money with Apple Pay Cash in stores, apps, and on the Internet.

The initial idea was to replace the wallets completely, however, Apple is coming to their goal step by step.

When you decide to use this new paying system, a new Apple PayCash Card will be created automatically inside your Apple Wallet.

Apple users will also be able to send money to the bank account, so they can use it in the stores that don’t accept Apple Pay yet.

You can learn how to use it and what do you need for it on Apple’s official website.

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