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Tweetbot 6 for iOS Gains Revamped Video Player With Picture in Picture Support

Tuesday April 6, 2021 2:55 pm PDT by
Popular Twitter client Tweetbot 6 was today updated to version 6.1, introducing a redesigned video player, new custom icons, and more. The app features a redesigned video player that includes Picture in Picture support, so videos playing in the app can be watched even if you swipe out of the app. A video that's playing in Tweetbot can be shifted into Picture in Picture mode by tapping on...
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Twitter Users Can Now Add GIFs and Stickers to Ephemeral 'Fleets'

Thursday April 1, 2021 5:28 am PDT by
Twitter today added options to include stickers and other media in its ephemeral tweets, or "Fleets," which last for 24 hours on the social network before disappearing. Launched on the platform back in November, Fleets are short stories made up of photos or videos with overlaying text. Much like stories on Instagram or Facebook, Fleets are located at the top of the Twitter timeline. Now...
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Periscope App Officially Shutting Down After Today

Wednesday March 31, 2021 3:25 pm PDT by
Twitter-owned app Periscope today announced that its dedicated app for the live video service will be shut down as of today. In a tweet, Periscope said that today is the last day that the Periscope app will be available. Periscope first announced its planned shutdown in December of 2020, and said that the app was being shuttered because most of the Periscope functionality has now...
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Twitter Testing YouTube Video Playback in Twitter App

Thursday March 18, 2021 10:48 am PDT by
Twitter today announced that it is testing a new iOS feature that's designed to allow Twitter users to view YouTube videos right in their timeline without having to swap over to the YouTube app. Starting today, Twitter for iOS users who see a YouTube video in their timeline can watch the video without leaving the Twitter app. Prior to now, watching a YouTube video on Twitter required tapping ...
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Twitter to Make 'Spaces' Chat Feature Available to Everyone in April

Wednesday March 10, 2021 12:33 pm PST by
Twitter today updated its official Twitter app with a mention of the launch of "Spaces," its chat room feature that's similar to popular social networking app Clubhouse, but Spaces isn't quite ready to launch. In a Twitter Space hosted by the company this morning, Twitter said (via The Verge) that it is aiming to make Spaces available for everyone starting in April. With Spaces, Twitter...
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Twitter Testing Full-Sized Image Previews in Timeline on iOS and Android

Wednesday March 10, 2021 7:37 am PST by
Twitter today announced it is testing full-sized image previews in the timeline on iOS and Android, allowing users to see a full image in its original size, rather than merely a cropped 16:9 version. On iOS and Android, Twitter currently displays a cropped version of any non-16:9 image on the timeline. The newly announced change, currently being tested, will instead show an image in its full ...
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Twitter Executive on Super Follows and Apple's Subscription Fees: 'We're Not in the Business of Getting Around Platform Rules'

Tuesday March 9, 2021 6:31 am PST by
Last month, Twitter announced "Super Follow," a new business model that will allow creators to charge users for exclusive content on the platform. To make it work, Twitter will enable users to pay creators, influencers, and others a set monthly price to become a "Super Follower" via an in-app purchase on iOS and Android. Apple's in-app purchasing system, which gives the tech giant a 30%...
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Twitter Reportedly Working on 'Undo Send' Feature for Tweets

Friday March 5, 2021 1:27 am PST by
Twitter is actively exploring the possibility of bringing a rumored "Undo Send" feature to the social media platform, if a newly unearthed animation is anything to go by. Serial app de-coder Jane Wong discovered the feature animation, which adds a new "Undo" button to the usual dialog that confirms a tweet has been sent. The Undo button has a long oblong shape, which allows it to also...
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Twitter CFO: Apple's App Tracking Transparency Changes 'Level the Playing Field'

Wednesday March 3, 2021 2:08 pm PST by
Twitter is not concerned about the upcoming ad tracking changes that Apple plans to implement in iOS 14.5, Twitter CFO Ned Segal said today at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference. Segal said that Twitter does not heavily rely on the device ID or IDFA, which is what Apple will be restricting through a new prompt that will require developers to get user permission...
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Twitter Announces Upcoming 'Super Follow' Feature to Let Users Charge Followers for Content

Friday February 26, 2021 3:07 am PST by
In an attempt to reduce its dependence on advertising to generate revenue, Twitter has announced two new features coming to the social media platform later this year, including a "Super Follow" feature that will let users charge followers for access to exclusive content. According to Twitter, the additional content could include things like bonus tweets, access to a community group, video,...
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Twitter Expands Support for DM Voice Messages on iOS and Android to India

Wednesday February 17, 2021 10:56 am PST by
Starting today, Twitter users in India will have the ability to send voice messages in their Twitter DMs that are up to 140 seconds long, the company announced (via The Hindu). Twitter says the rollout in India will be conducted in phases, so not all users will see the feature straight away. For users who do, there’ll be a new icon that replaces the typical "Send" button within existing or ...
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Twitter's Desktop Dark Mode Just Got Even Darker for Some

Thursday February 4, 2021 12:18 am PST by
If you opened Twitter in your desktop browser today and something seemed different in the website's appearance, you're not wrong. In a change to its usual dark blue tint, Twitter is switching its desktop dark theme to a pure black. Follow @MacRumors on Twitter Twitter has told The Verge that the change is part of an update that's rolling out to make the Twitter website respond to the light...
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All-in-One Chat App 'Beeper' Brings iMessage to Android and Windows Using Workaround

Thursday January 21, 2021 4:34 am PST by
New universal chat app "Beeper" combines 15 different chat platforms into a single inbox and offers iMessage on Android and Windows (via The Verge). The app comes from a team including former Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky, and enables users to integrate a range of messaging services, including WhatsApp, SMS, Signal, Telegram, Slack, Twitter, Skype, Hangouts, Discord, Instagram, and Facebook...
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Twitter Kills Quote Tweet Prompt, Returns Retweet Action to Original Behavior

Thursday December 17, 2020 12:53 am PST by
Back in August, Twitter began calling retweets with comments Quote Tweets, and a couple of months later the social media platform changed the way retweets worked so that users were prompted to Quote Tweet a retweet first before deciding to share it. Users didn't have to type anything in the quote tweet prompt, and could still retweet with no added context. Still, the idea behind the small...
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Periscope App Shutting Down in March as Most Functionality Has Transitioned to Twitter

Tuesday December 15, 2020 11:34 am PST by
Twitter-owned app Periscope today announced that the dedicated app for the live video service will be shut down by March 2021 now that most of the Periscope functionality has transitioned into the Twitter app. The Periscope app in its current state is in an "unsustainable maintenance-mode state" with declining usage and rising costs. The Periscope team says that leaving the app as is "isn't...
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Twitter Ends Threaded Conversations Tests After Negative User Feedback

Friday December 4, 2020 12:09 am PST by
This year, Twitter has been testing threaded replies for some iOS and web users, with the aim of making it easier to see how conversations evolve. However, it turns out the new-look, Reddit-style replies were actually more confusing for users of the typical conversation interface, and the company has decided to roll back the changes. Those who trialed the new layout for replies saw lines and ...
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Twitter Says Account Verification to Return in Early 2021

Wednesday November 25, 2020 3:17 am PST by
Twitter will re-open account verification requests early next year, the company announced this week, bringing brand-new guidelines for users seeking the little tick next to their Twitter handle. Rumors that Twitter has been working on a new verification system first appeared in June, but the company has now officially confirmed its return in a blog post, in which it asked for feedback on a...
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Twitter Bug Lets Fleets Be Viewed and Downloaded Long After Expiration

Monday November 23, 2020 12:30 am PST by
Twitter's new ephemeral tweets, or "fleets," have been hit by a bug that allows them to be accessed long after their supposed 24-hour expiration time, less than a week after the feature launched. Fleets are short stories made up of photos or videos with overlaying text. Much like stories on Instagram or Facebook, fleets are located at the top of the Twitter timeline. According to Techcrunc...
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Twitter Launches Ephemeral Tweets Called 'Fleets' for All Users

Tuesday November 17, 2020 12:27 pm PST by
Twitter today announced the worldwide launch of a new ephemeral tweet option called a "Fleet," which will last for 24 hours on the social network before disappearing. Much like stories on Instagram or Facebook, fleets are located at the top of the Twitter timeline. Fleets have no retweets, likes, or public comments, do not show up in search or moments, and cannot be embedded on external...
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#iPhone12Studio Gets New Twitter Hashflag, May Indicate New Apple Store Feature [Update: Now Available]

Saturday November 7, 2020 8:36 am PST by
The hashtag #iphone12studio has gained a new hashflag from Apple. The hashflag may indicate that a new Apple Watch-style studio is on its way for the iPhone 12, but it is not yet known exactly what it will be used to promote. The new hashflag, first highlighted by Twitter account @hashflagsio, is the first to be used by Apple for something other than an event. Apple launched its logo...