• 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.
  • Report: Trump Surrenders Smartphone for More Secure Device

    Report: Trump Surrenders Smartphone for More Secure Device

    An early morning tweet on Friday was the last from President Trump's Twitter account sent by an Android device.And while Trump is certainly busy with the duties that come with the first day in the White House, reports suggest another reason for his Twitter silence: Trump has given up his smartphone.
  • Massive Star Wars Twitter Botnet Uncovered

    Massive Star Wars Twitter Botnet Uncovered

    A massive network of fake accounts are clogging up Twitter, according to new research.UK analysts accidentally uncovered more than 350,000 bogus accounts used to fabricate follower numbers, send spam, and boost interest in trending topics.
  • Twitter Takes Additional Steps to Stop Abuse and Harassment

    Twitter Takes Additional Steps to Stop Abuse and Harassment

    Back in November, likely because with the election in the US wrapping up, all humans here wanted to destroy each other, Twitter introduced new tools to help you report or silence abuse and harassment on their social service.With today’s update, Twitter has announced that three changes are happening across the platform to curb online abuse.
  • Thursday Poll: Which App Do You Use for Twitter?

    Thursday Poll: Which App Do You Use for Twitter?

    It’s 2017 and there’s still no shortage of 3rd-party apps for Twitter on Google Play.Leading up to this point, there has been drama, with some apps falling victim to the services’s old hostility for 3rd-party development.
  • Donald Trump Now Uses an iPhone

    Donald Trump Now Uses an iPhone

    It may seem silly to care what type of smartphone a public figure uses, but in the case of President Donald Trump, it's a national security issue.Prior to Trump's inauguration, the New York Times reported that Trump traded in his Android phone for a secure, encrypted device approved by the Secret Service; the Associated Press reported the same thing.
  • Your Mentions Inside Replies No Longer Count Towards 140-Character Limit on Twitter

    Your Mentions Inside Replies No Longer Count Towards 140-Character Limit on Twitter

    With a single tweet on Twitter, you are given 140 characters to get across what you are trying to say.It’s not the easiest thing to do at times, especially when you’re trying to talk to multiple users at once.
  • Twitter Lite Launches, Consumes 70 Percent Less Data

    Twitter Lite Launches, Consumes 70 Percent Less Data

    So in a bid to attract new users, the social network is launching Twitter Lite with a promise of up to 70 percent less data consumption.With that in mind, Twitter Lite isn't an app, it's a web experience.
  • Twitter Rolls Out Twitter Lite, an Experience for Slower Data Connections

    Twitter Rolls Out Twitter Lite, an Experience for Slower Data Connections

    Because there is a good chance that you may not have the best data connection every single day for the rest of your lives, Twitter is rolling out Twitter Lite to the mobile web.This Lite version was built to take up less space and load items more quickly, only without cutting the features you need.
  • Twitter Just Refreshed Its Look and You'll be OK

    Twitter Just Refreshed Its Look and You'll be OK

    And look, this wouldn’t be Twitter if people didn’t have obnoxiously volcanic takes on Twitter changes, so just roll with it and ignore them.The new look has actually been in the Android beta for a good week or so.
  • Twitter Reworks Notifications to Save You From the Spam

    Twitter Reworks Notifications to Save You From the Spam

    Spam and abuse take place on pretty much all social networks, so there will never be a cease to the work these companies put in to save you from it all.Announced today, Twitter is reworking its notification system, highlighting the ability to mute accounts that don’t follow you and new accounts.