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Two apps competing for your continued attention are rolling out new looks as Twitter for Android and Snapchat have redesigned some features.

Twitter announced in a blog post that its redesign, which is going live today and should be available after an app update, will make using the Android app easier.

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New features include:

  • A tab bar at the top of the screen with swipe functionality so you can quickly move between your Home timeline, Notifications, Direct Messages, and more.
  • A navigation menu that slides out from the side for access to your profile, Highlights, lists, the Connect tab, and settings.
  • A new floating action button so you can always easily send a Tweet.

Elsewhere on your phone, Snapchat has a new look, too. The 4-year-old messaging app popular among young people reportedly has more active daily users (150 million) than Twitter (less than 140 million), according to a Bloomberg Tech story last week.

Snapchat has tweaked the Stories page, bringing Live and Discover content to one place. Instead of just logos from one of its 19 media partners, Snapchat now features an image and headline previewing content from such providers as Vice, Buzzfeed and Refinery29.

The company says Snapchatters will now be able to subscribe to their favorite publisher channels and this will make this content appear under recent updates from friends as well as at the top of the screen with all of the other channels and Live content of the day.

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