A Christmas Wishlist for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: What Needs to Be Changed or Added to Make Users Happy

It is Christmas time, that time of the year when all the wishes come true. Kids usually write their wishes in the letter to Santa Claus, but not only children have wishlists. The technological community also wants Santa to bring them new features to their beloved apps.

Today we will review 3 most widely used applications and find out what important details they are missing which could make their users way happier.

Facebook

Facebook sends way too many notifications. “The friend of your friend of your sister’s husband posted a picture.” Nobody wants to know that! Facebook users are totally overwhelmed and annoyed by the wave of daily notifications. Thus, a crucial feature that FB lacks is letting the users “assemble” their notifications, so they get only the useful info.

Twitter

One of the most serious pitfalls of this social network is the absence of the option to unfollow suggestions. Twitter does quite a vigorous job by pushing the accounts of people, which we will supposedly like, down our throats. There is nothing wrong in analyzing the profiles and suggesting something, but the right to follow, like or retweet somebody should be left to the users themselves.

There is one more feature that would make the life on Twitter way easier. The search in direct messages. Just imagine, you wouldn’t have to scroll through the ocean of your images, but could just type in the name or the necessary word. Hopefully, the techno Santa will hear/read this.

Instagram

Here the situation is diametrically opposite than the one we have in Twitter. While Twitter suggestions are way too pushy, Instagram ones are not sufficient enough. Insta really needs a “More Like This” or “See Similar Posts” option, since it would be much easier and faster to look for the posts of a particular category in this way, no need for hashtags or search.

Everybody has at some point experienced the situation when they post a relatively decent video to Insta story and then it turns out a blurry mess. There needs to be a quality detector which will tell you when the quality drops way too low and compares the quality of the newly added pic/video/boomerang with the rest of your feed.

We all love social media. They make our lives more interesting, social and fun. However, there is always room for improvements, and, hopefully, this Christmas wishlist will also come true 🎁

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