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Social Media Today: Verified Profiles, New #HBD Feature, Hi-Res Pics

By Melony Roy

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Tinder Adds Verified Profiles

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Dating app Tinder is rolling out verified profiles for celebrities, public figures, and athletes. Just like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, verified users on Tinder will now be marked with a little blue checkmark by their name.


Twitter Adds #HBD (Happy Birthday!) Feature 

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Twitter is borrowing one of Facebook's most popular features. Users are now able to share and celebrate their birthdate with other Twitter users.

Philadelphia native Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) debuted the new feature on his birthday, July 6th.

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To add your birthdate to your Twitter profile, choose the "Edit profile" option on

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Twitter points out that your birthdate is an optional part of your profile and you have full control over who can see it. The "visibility" setting for your birth year is separate from the setting for your birth month and day, giving you the flexibility to share as much as you want.


Instagram Adds Hi Res Photos? 

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Photo and video sharing app Instagram is reportedly rolling out higher resolution photos.

According to tech blog The Verge, photos are now being uploaded and saved to the platform in the 1080 x 1080-pixel size rather than the traditional 640 x 640 size.


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