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Monday Mix: Social Media News You May Have Missed

If you’ve been spending your time trying to enjoy the remaining summer days, here are the social media news items you may have missed:

Periscope Reaches Member Milestone: Periscope announced having surpassed 10 million as of August 2. The live-streaming company, which launched on March 26 of this year, took a little over four months to reach this milestone.

Twitter direct message without 140-character limit

Twitter Officially Removes 140-Character Limit from Direct Messages: Twitter direct messages are no longer subject to a 140-character limit. The change is now available for Twitter on iOS and Android,, TweetDeck, and Twitter for Mac.

Google Hangouts Updated for Ease and Speed: Google Hangouts has a new look, improved speed, and some new features for Android users. Hangout’s new look makes completing tasks – like composing messages or attaching photos – easier. The new look also makes transitions between tasks smoother and faster. New features include Hangouts Dialer, for making local calls; the ability to use Google voice for group MMS messaging, and brings back status messages.

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