• Twitter Makes it Official, Media and Replies Using "@" No Longer Count Towards 140 Character Limit

    Twitter Makes it Official, Media and Replies Using "@" No Longer Count Towards 140 Character Limit

    Earlier this month, it was reported that Twitter would soon stop counting links, photos, mentions, and other things towards your 140 character limit when composing a tweet.Once these changes take place, over the next few months according to Twitter, replies with @names and media attachments (photos, GIFs, videos, polls) will no longer count.
  • Twitter for Android Gets a New Look With FAB, Swipe-Able Columns

    Twitter for Android Gets a New Look With FAB, Swipe-Able Columns

    ” That really just means that Twitter is ditching their previously confusing UI for a column-style approach that can be swiped through, a navigation drawer, and a floating action button (FAB) for spamming off poop emoji in a hurry.This update has actually been in beta for a few weeks and I have had a chance to play with it quite a bit.
  • Flamingo is Just Another Twitter Client, But It's Awesome

    Flamingo is Just Another Twitter Client, But It's Awesome

    Even with Twitter making its Material Design UI refresh official for all Android users, it’s never a bad thing to test the waters.If you have been hesitant to try any 3rd-party Twitter clients, such as Fenix or Falcon, Flamingo might be a good one for you to start with.
  • Twitter Now Lets You Upload Longer 140-Second Videos, Vine Starts Testing Idea Too

    Twitter Now Lets You Upload Longer 140-Second Videos, Vine Starts Testing Idea Too

    Through dual blog posts, Twitter announced new video endeavors today, the first of which is pretty simple.Going forward, everyone gets to upload 140-second long videos to Twitter, up from the previous 30-second limit.
  • Twitter Introduces #Stickers for Your Photos

    Twitter Introduces #Stickers for Your Photos

    Over the coming weeks, Twitter will rollout an update to its Android and iOS apps that introduces #Stickers, which as the name for them suggests, are fun little stickers that can be placed on the photos you share through Twitter.With #Stickers, you get a “new way to add creativity to your photos and connect them to the world.
  • Twitter Will Soon Let You Apply to be Verified

    Twitter Will Soon Let You Apply to be Verified

    The blue badge will soon be somewhat easier to attain, Twitter friends.The social platform announced today that they will open an online application process to allow users to apply, in a way, for Verified status on Twitter.
  • Twitter Rolls Out Night Mode to All on Android

    Twitter Rolls Out Night Mode to All on Android

    If for some reason your official Twitter app has yet to show Night Mode as an option in its slideout navigation, you should begin seeing it today.To see what Night Mode looks like, take a look at the short clip included in Twitter’s tweet about the feature below.
  • Report: Twitter Internally Debates Selling Off to Google, Salesforce, or Verizon

    Report: Twitter Internally Debates Selling Off to Google, Salesforce, or Verizon

    The first two companies are Google and Salesforce, with a separate report claiming Verizon is even in the mix to acquire Twitter.In terms of why Twitter would be a good buy, I can think of a few.
  • Report: Twitter Plans 300 Job Cuts

    Report: Twitter Plans 300 Job Cuts

    Citing "people familiar with the matter," Bloomberg says the company is prepping pink slips for 8 percent of its workforce—about 300 people.An announcement could come before the social network releases third-quarter earnings on Thursday, according to Bloomberg.
  • Here's What Happens to Obama's @POTUS Handle in 2017

    Here's What Happens to Obama's @POTUS Handle in 2017

    20, 2017, the 45th President of the United States will gain power, prestige, and 11 million Twitter followers.As the first "social media president," Barack Obama has traded quips with Bill Clinton on Twitter, gone live on Facebook from the Oval Office, and answered citizens' questions on YouTube.
  • Twitter Extends 'Mute' Option to Notifications

    Twitter Extends 'Mute' Option to Notifications

    First, it will extend the "mute" feature it rolled out in 2014 to notifications.Folks can block keywords, phrases, and entire conversations from reaching their notification tab, similar to the way Instagram lets users ban specific words in their comments section.
  • Twitter Updates Users on Progress Toward Curbing Online Abuse

    Twitter Updates Users on Progress Toward Curbing Online Abuse

    As you may already know, Twitter has a “mute” feature for users you don’t want to see across your feed.With this, users can mute keywords, phrases, or even entire conversations that you won’t want to see notifications about.
  • Twitter Purges Alt-Right Accounts

    Twitter Purges Alt-Right Accounts

    In a video titled Knight of Long Knives (a reference to the 1934 mass murder of Nazi leaders by Adolf Hitler), Spencer calls Twitter's move "corporate Stalinism.But the company told USA Today that "Twitter Rules prohibit targeted abuse and harassment, and we will suspend accounts that violate this policy.
  • Twitter Now Has an Android TV App for Streaming Video and Whatnot

    Twitter Now Has an Android TV App for Streaming Video and Whatnot

    By saying amazing, I’m being somewhat sarcastic, considering Twitter’s video content is only as good as the content that its users provide to followers.Once you’ve booted up Twitter on Android TV, you are met with a single channel – that channel being whatever account Twitter wants to highlight.
  • Twitter CEO Briefly Suspended From Twitter

    Twitter CEO Briefly Suspended From Twitter

    Even the most responsible adult can accidentally lock themselves out of their car or house.Some blamed Russia, claiming Dorsey's brief interruption was the work of hackers.
  • Twitter Cracks Down on Data Use for Surveillance

    Twitter Cracks Down on Data Use for Surveillance

    The practice, recently used by police to profile protesters and activists, is "absolutely unacceptable," the microblogging site said.Last month, law enforcement officials in Baltimore and Oakland, Calif.
  • You Can Now Create Your Own Twitter 'Moments' Via Mobile

    You Can Now Create Your Own Twitter 'Moments' Via Mobile

    Beginning now, any mobile user of Twitter can create their very own Moment.Now, Moments are open to anyone using Twitter, shareable to everyone who follows you.
  • Twitter 'Accidentally' Killed @ Usernames

    Twitter 'Accidentally' Killed @ Usernames

    Oops: Twitter on Thursday "accidentally" removed the @ identifier from the start of iOS users' tweet responses.Citing an "experiment around replies," the company gave folks a glimpse into a micro-blogging world where usernames don't count toward character limits.
  • Twitter Yanks 'Spy Center' Data Access

    Twitter Yanks 'Spy Center' Data Access

    Amidst concern from activists, Twitter has blocked so-called "fusion centers" from accessing a social media monitoring tool intended to keep journalists abreast of breaking news.The ACLU, however, expressed concern that a Los Angeles area fusion center was using Dataminr's Geospatial Analysis Application for keyword searches and location-based tracking.