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TikTok testing an Instagram look, shifting user avatars and follow counts to the left side, placing more emphasis on your bio.

Social networking sites always borrowing ideas from rivals.

Instagram has copied several Snapchat features.

Snapchat out with “Here for You,” a mental-health tool.

You’ll find resources from mental health experts.

Last year Snapchat launched a “restrict” mode so users could block abusive or harassing comments.

Snapchat has one of the younger audiences, reaching 90 percent of 13 to 24-year-olds.

Look out McDonald’s, WhatsApp has topped two-billion users.

Not a user? WhatsApp lets you message others anywhere in the world.

End-to-end encryption technology secures all chats. WhatsApp can’t even read your messages or hear calls.

Governments are critical of the tech.

Facebook owns WhatsApp and now its out with a Pinterest looking app called “Hobbi.” Its a photo-sharing app.

It organizes photos or projects into collections so you can track their progress.

No social sharing feature here, but you can create videos of projects after they’re finished.

“Making Authentic Friendships” was developed by a woman whose brothers has A-D-H-D and autism.

Watching him struggle at making friends led to the app focuses on getting a conversation started.

You put in your name, age and location. You’re diagnosis too so you can be matched with people based off the diagnosis.

It works like a game. The more you chat with friends, the more coins you earn. The coins by new clothes for your avatar.

MAF First has users in 35 states and 12 countries.

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