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Social Media Today: Messenger Update, Vine Messages, Privacy Dino

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Facebook adds free calling to Messenger App

photo credit: Facebook

photo credit: Facebook

Facebook has updated its Messenger app with a major new feature, users can now make free voice calls to their Facebook friends.

When you view Facebook contacts from within Messenger, a phone icon now appears next to their name. To start a call simply tap the icon.

Both participants need to have a wi-fi or data connection to make or receive calls.

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Twitter launches Vine Messages

photo credit: Vine

photo credit: Vine

Jumping on the messaging trend, Twitter’s six second video app Vine has introduced a new feature.

Vine Messages is a new private messaging system that lets users send video and text messages to anyone on Vine. Users can shoot and share videos with individual or multiple users.

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Facebook introduces the privacy dinosaur

(Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

(Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook is testing a pop-up reminder that encourages users to pay attention to who they’re sharing with on its platform. A blue privacy dinosaur with a laptop accompanies the message.

There hasn’t been a change to how privacy or sharing works on Facebook, the social network is just alerting users to the options.

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Follow KYW social media editor Melony Roy @MelonyRoy.

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