Twitter @Usernames Will No Longer Count Toward Its 140-Character Limit in Replies

Twitter’s 140-character limit remains intact, but the social network continues to introduce ways for users to pack more into those 140 characters, with Thursday’s update focused on replies.

Getting to Know Your Community, One Emoji at a Time

Opinion: Can a smiley face actually impact your social strategy? Yes, when it happens to be an emoji. What used to be seen as a frivolous tween communication method now has real business value.

Here’s How to Block Users in the Instagram App

If you've ever come across a bothersome Instagram user, did you know you can block them to stop them from bothering you?

5 Ways to Turn Social Users Into Social Shoppers

Social commerce still isn't mature, and users don't see it as a place for shopping.

Instagram Stories Can Now Be Viewed Directly via Home Feed

Instagram Stories are now easily accessible via the application’s home feed.

All Facebook Profiles and Pages Can Now Livestream 360-Degree Video

Facebook Live 360 debuted on select pages last December, and the social network announced Wednesday that the feature is now available globally to all profiles and pages.

Pinterest Is Powering Visual Search for Samsung’s New Galaxy S8, S8+

Users can choose images from photos or screenshots they've taken.

Oculus Revealed the Release Date for the New Gear VR and the Gear VR Controller

It’s been a big week for Facebook’s Oculus VR virtual-reality unit: After celebrating the anniversary Tuesday of the date when Oculus Rift first shipped, Wednesday brought announcements about the new Gear VR and Gear VR Controller, as well as several platform updates.

Periscope Users Get Some Real Insights Into How Their Videos Are Consumed

Twitter is going all-in on Periscope: One day after adding pre-roll ads to the livestreaming application, the social network introduced two new ways for users to mine insights about their audiences, along with announcing that Periscope videos can now be watched directly in Twitter Moments.

Pinterest Is Eyeing New Advertisers, Agencies With Its Launch of Pinterest Propel

What will $100 per day get you? Plenty, if you’re a business or agency ready to get started with advertising on Pinterest.