Social Media Giants Make Changes, Courting Users And Dollars

Snapchat will soon roll out a new interface, and Twitter has doubled the size of tweets.

By Alain StephensNovember 9, 2017 2:47 pm| ,

For millions of social media users, networks like Twitter, Facebook and Snapchat are important channels for getting news, and getting the word out. But what happens when the companies that run these services make changes they feel are needed to help the bottom line?

Digital savant Omar Gallaga of the Austin American-Statesman’s 512 Tech says recent updates from Twitter and Snapchat may alienate some users and excite others.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Why Twitter doubled its character limit

– What Snapchat hopes to accomplish with a new interface and redesigned spectacles

– Which social media company is having the most trouble right now

 

Written by Shelly Brisbin.