FB messenger bots can now accept payments, Twitter’s longer tweets are coming September 19th

Global digital news - Facebook Messenger made it easier for companies to sell products through their Messenger bots by adding a buy button, Beginning September 19th, Twitter will allow long tweets, and more


Amnesty End Inhumanity Barb Wire: Amnesty’s “End Inhumanity” print advertising campaign, featuring barb wire and the iconic Amnesty candle, has won gold at the Clio Awards, following on from the Gold Print Craft Lion at Cannes. Four illustrations show prisoners bound, gagged, surrounded and pushed down by barb wire, with the Amnesty candle representing an end to the inhumanity.

Facebook Messenger adds buy button, native payments and links bots to Facebook ads: On Monday, Facebook Messenger made it easier for companies to sell products through their Messenger bots by adding a buy button, the ability to people to buy products from a bot without needing to leave Messenger and a way for brands to direct people from their Facebook ads to their Messenger bots.

Instagram adds the ability to hide offensive & inappropriate comments: The internet is a beautiful beast that has brought about connectivity, information and far too much to list in a single post. But for all the good it’s done, it has also spawned anonymous commenting, an opportunity that many times can cultivate inappropriate commentary, abuse and negativity. Today, Instagram has released a new filter that allows users to hide these messages.

Unruly now offers biometric measurement of video ads: News Corp-owned Unruly has now unveiled a multilayered solution that includes its first regular biometric measurement of online video or TV ads via an ensemble of star players in the field.

Twitter partners with finance news startup Cheddar for its first daily streaming show: Twitter is doubling down on live-streaming content, this time focusing on business news. The social company has just partnered with news startup Cheddar to stream live content online about tech and finance. The programs will be aimed at a millennial audience, and is surely meant to extend Twitter’s value beyond the timeline.

Twitter’s new, longer tweets are coming September 19th: Twitter is about to make a big change to the way that tweets work, The Verge can independently confirm. Beginning September 19th, the company will cut down on exactly which types of content count toward the platform’s 140-character limit. Media attachments (images, GIFs, videos, polls, etc.) and quoted tweets will no longer reduce the count. The extra room for text will give users more flexibility in composing their messages.

Twitter can now alert you when someone you follow starts live streaming: Twitter is increasing its focus on live streaming today with the launch of a new Notification button on its app that lets you subscribe to be alerted when someone you follow starts live-streaming.