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Twitter Redesign Speaks to Users and Brands With Emojis, Vine Messenger, Video, Ads

Twitter’s new look is rolling out more widely today, and it has some users saying it looks similar to Facebook. The messaging service is making changes to solve its most pressing issue—how to obtain and keep new users—as it looks to grow.

Attention Al Gore: Instagram Wants You

Who is on Kevin Systrom’s Instagram wishlist? Al Gore. Systrom says he’s personally lobbied the former veep to join the photo-sharing service.

How Instagram Direct Delivers Messaging

Instagram revealed its direct photo messaging service today, and it’s entering a crowded field. The Facebook-affiliated company is trying to steal some of the excitement surrounding Snapchat. Twitter did the same this week with its own direct message service upgrades.