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Twitter: Something New Has Been Launched

Twitter now enables users to quickly react with an emoji to the direct messages they receive.

As Spigot Inc. has learned from Social Media Today, “Twitter has announced the launch of its new reactions-like option in direct messages, which enables users to allocate a quick emoji response to any message within a thread.”

Twitter explained that the procedure is quick and easy. Users can add a reaction not only to text messages but to media attachments too.

All they have to do is to double tap on the message and pick the emoji they want. If they change their mind, they can immediately undo the reaction.

When it comes to group chats, users can tap on the emoji to find out who reacted to their message.  Also, every time a new reaction is added they get notified.

Given the fact that a number of messaging platforms already provide these tools, makes sense for Twitter to be looking for new ways to enhance users’ experience.

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What’s The “New Facebook”?

After four major redesigns, Facebook is now pushing out a massive “make over” called The New Facebook.

Facebook’s new look will be more contemporary, more bright and less cluttered. Last year’s hottest trend, Dark Mode, will also be available to the users.

Groups will be prioritised and Groups Tab will be improved, so finding new groups will be much easier!

Although users cannot force the update, it is said that Facebook has begun giving some users access to the redesigned desktop version.

According to Pocket-Lint, “If you sign in to the Facebook website from your browser and receive this alert, you’ll need to consent to the trial. Facebook will then switch on the interface update and let you choose between a white background with bright icons or a dark mode. Facebook is also reportedly offering you the option to switch back to the old Facebook design at any time.”

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Spigot Loves a Good Challenge!

There is no better way to kick off new year than with a health and fitness challenge. Team members got to choose between a weight loss challenge, step challenge, or to run a 5k race. Prizes include Amazon gift cards and cash but most importantly – bragging rights!

This week’s step challenge winner, Matt Martinez, gives us an exclusive interview to his success! Matt was also the winner of the weight loss challenge the week prior!

Q & A with Matt!

How long have you been with the company and what is your position here?

3 ½ years – Sr. Software Engineer

What motivated you to take on this challenge?

In November and December I was already walking a lot to try and lose weight and get more active. When the challenge was announced I was already walking daily so it worked out.

What is your secret in doing so well?

Walking with other coworkers in the challenge (Renan and Meena).

Also, walking during lunch time, after dinner and later at night. Sometimes indoors when it’s too hot out, such as at Walmart and Target.

How has your diet and nutrition changed since starting the challenge?

Previously ate out every meal. Stopped eating out as much, and instead bring lunch every day.

How has your exercise routine changed since starting the challenge?

I went from my exercise being daily ping pong to walking 6-10 miles a day.

Go to healthy meal?

Brown rice and chicken or steak.

Go to type of exercise?

Walking

Who do you see as your biggest competition?

Renan/Meena

Is this something you hope to stick to after the month is over?

Once I reach my weight goals, I will be dropping my daily walking. Walking so many miles a day without a break really wears out your feet and legs.

Good Luck Matt and the rest of Spigot family! Here is to a happier and healthier 2020!

If you want to work for a company that promotes friendly competition, team-building and a healthy lifestyle – we’d love to hear from you! Send your resume to careers@spigot.com for review! Check out all of our adventures on the Spigot Inc blog. Be sure to follow us on LinkedInTwitter and Instagram… like us on Facebook and never miss out on the Spigot, Inc. lifestyle!