Changes are being made to facebook, and new programs and/or tools are being tested on Twitter. In Facebook, groups will now be labeled either “Public” or “Private” to eliminate confusion from the previous labeling. Also, users can no longer start a FB chat. And, existing chats can still be viewed but you can no longer chat. Twitter is testing many tools including a program that makes it easier for you to follow to topics you are interested in, a “Temporary Snooze” application, new tools for filtering Direct Messages, following up on DM’s, and replying to individual tweets.
- Facebook is simplifying the terminology it uses to describe different types of groups, with groups now classified as either public or private.
- Facebook also recently decided to get rid of the option to create new Facebook group chats, although the old ones will be available to read.
- A new Twitter “snooze” option would allow you to temporarily ignore tweets you don’t want to see for a few hours.
“Twitter is also experimenting with a new search tool that makes it easier to find and follow up on Direct Messages conversations.”