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11 Chrome Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Experience

11 Chrome Extensions to Improve Your Social Media Experience
If there's one thing that ties all your digital experiences together, it's your browser — let's presume it's Chrome. Maybe you use it on mobile in addition to desktop. It gets to know you, and you, it. But everyone has a few tricks up his or her sleeve. We did a little recon and found quite a few Chrome extensions that impact and enhance the way we use social media. See, most social sites try to keep things simple — if they add too many features, it would start to confuse people, especially new users. Have you tried any of these Chrome extensions? 1. While it doesn't support Instagram videos quite yet, the Instagram extension easily checks in on your stream without opening a new window. 2. Reddit is not a pretty site — the focus is the content and minimalist functions, so the platform does without any bells and whistles. 3. Some common recommendations for strong passwords: Use bad grammar and never apply the same password to multiple sites. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

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