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How to Create Your Own GIFs in the Twitter iOS App

Wednesday March 23, 2022 7:19 pm PDT by
Twitter has updated its iOS app with a new in-app camera feature that lets users create their own animated GIFs for posting to the social media platform. The following steps show you how it's done. In Twitter, hit the big blue plus button to start composing a tweet. Tap the picture icon in the compose window, just above the virtual keyboard. Tap the camera icon. Make sure GIF is selected ...

How to Pin Twitter Direct Messages to the Top of Your Inbox

Thursday February 24, 2022 10:10 am PST by
Twitter has added a new feature to its official iOS app that allows you pin chats to the top of your inbox. This article explains how it's done. Previously only available if you were a paying Twitter Blue subscriber, anyone who uses Twitter's official app for iPhone and iPad can now make their favorite direct message conversations easily accessible by pinning them to the top of the inbox....

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Twitter Officially Bans All Third-Party Apps [Update]

Friday January 20, 2023 10:40 am PST by
Twitter this week confirmed that it is no longer permitting third-party developers to create Twitter clients, with the information quietly shared in an updated developer agreement that was spotted by Engadget. A new clause under Restrictions says that developers are not able to "create a substitute or similar service or product to the Twitter Applications." This wording effectively bans all...
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Twitter Confirms Third-Party Apps Like Tweetbot Were Intentionally Blocked

Tuesday January 17, 2023 12:36 pm PST by
Third-party Twitter apps like Tweetbot and Twitterrific have been intentionally blocked from using Twitter APIs, Twitter confirmed today. Without access to the underlying code for the social network, Tweetbot, Twitterrific, Birdie, Echofon, and other popular Twitter clients are non-functional and cannot be used. Twitter's Dev account today said in a tweet that Twitter is "enforcing its...
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Twitter's Algorithmic 'For You' Feed Becomes Default Timeline on iOS

Wednesday January 11, 2023 2:27 am PST by
Twitter has made the algorithmic "For You" timeline the default feed that users see when they open the iOS app, a controversial change that the company has tried previously before rolling it back due to a pronounced backlash. In a change that is sure to draw the ire of some users, Twitter has removed the sparkle-shaped icon from the top-right of the app's interface that let users switch...
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Twitter to Increase Tweet Character Limit to 4,000, Elon Musk Says

Sunday December 11, 2022 2:31 am PST by
Twitter will eventually increase its character limit from the current 280 to 4,000, the company's new CEO, Elon Musk, has confirmed on Twitter. In reply to a question whether rumored plans for Twitter to increase the character limit to 4,000 were true, Musk responded "Yes," without providing additional information. Twitter originally had a character limit of 140 before it was increased to...
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Twitter Blue Relaunching on Monday With Higher Price on iPhone and Account Review Process

Saturday December 10, 2022 2:32 pm PST by
Twitter today announced its Twitter Blue subscription option is relaunching Monday for $8/month on the web and $11/month through its iOS app. The higher price on iOS helps to offset the 15% to 30% cut that Apple receives from subscriptions paid through the App Store — a fee that Twitter owner Elon Musk has criticized as being too high. Twitter Blue subscribers will receive a blue checkmark...
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Twitter to Charge $11 Per Month for Twitter Blue on iPhone, $7 on Website

Wednesday December 7, 2022 6:47 pm PST by
Twitter plans to charge $11 per month for a Twitter Blue subscription on the iPhone in order to account for the 30 percent cut that Apple takes from in-app purchases, reports The Information. On the web, Twitter Blue will be priced at $7 per month. Prior to when Twitter Blue was paused, Twitter was charging $7.99 for a subscription, but the pricing will change before it relaunches. According ...
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Elon Musk Says Apple Has 'Fully Resumed' Advertising on Twitter

Saturday December 3, 2022 6:34 pm PST by
Apple has "fully resumed" advertising on the Twitter social network, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said today during a two-hour Twitter Spaces chat highlighted by Bloomberg. Musk also confirmed that Apple is Twitter's largest advertiser. Just five days ago, Musk accused Apple of hating "free speech," "making moderation demands," and ceasing ad spending, causing a slew of press coverage about a...
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Elon Musk Meets With Apple CEO Tim Cook Amid Claims of Twitter App Store Dispute [Updated]

Wednesday November 30, 2022 12:43 pm PST by
Twitter CEO Elon Musk today met with Apple CEO Tim Cook at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, according to a tweet shared by Musk this afternoon. Musk thanked Cook for taking him around Apple's headquarters, with no mention of what the two might have discussed. The meeting comes just after Musk on Monday claimed that Apple has "mostly stopped" offering ads on Twitter, and that...
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Elon Musk Pledges to Build iPhone Rival If Apple Ousts Twitter

Tuesday November 29, 2022 2:48 am PST by
Elon Musk has pledged to offer an "alternative phone" if Apple and Google remove Twitter from their app stores, adding to long-standing rumors about an iPhone rival from Tesla. Modified ‌iPhone‌ 11 Pro in the style of the Tesla Cybertruck, by Caviar. Musk's remark came after being asked about the potential scenario of Twitter being removed from app stores, which could conceivably happen if...
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Elon Musk Claims Apple Has 'Mostly Stopped' Offering Ads on Twitter and Is Making Moderation Demands

Monday November 28, 2022 10:42 am PST by
Apple has cut back on its Twitter advertising, according to Twitter CEO Elon Musk. In a tweet, Musk said that Apple has "mostly stopped" its Twitter ads, asking if Apple hates "free speech." Musk went on to publish a poll asking if Apple should "publish all censorship actions" taken that impact customers and he began retweeting content from companies that Apple has had moderation discussions ...
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Apple Executive Phil Schiller Deactivates Twitter Account

Sunday November 20, 2022 8:55 am PST by
Apple's Phil Schiller, responsible for Apple events and the App Store, has deactivated his Twitter account following recent developments on the platform. Schiller often used his account to promote new Apple products, services, software, and initiatives and interact with customers. As noted on Twitter by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, however, Schiller's account no longer exists. The account had...
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Hundreds of Twitter Employees Leaving After Elon Musk's 'Extremely Hardcore' Work Demands

Thursday November 17, 2022 4:42 pm PST by
Hundreds of Twitter employees today resigned from the company rather than opting in to be part of "Twitter 2.0" under Elon Musk, according to The Verge. Musk earlier this week told workers that Twitter will be "extremely hardcore" going forward, with employees expected to put in long hours at high intensity. "Only exceptional performance will constitute a passing grade," he said. Musk on...
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Twitter Working on End-to-End Encryption for Direct Messages

Wednesday November 16, 2022 1:07 am PST by
Twitter is working on end-to-end encryption for direct messages sent over the social network, according to app researcher Jane Manchun Wong. "Seeing signs of the feature being worked on in Twitter for Android," wrote Wong in a tweet, which was accompanied by code strings highlighting references to encryption keys. Twitter CEO Elon Musk later replied to Wong's tweet with a winking face...
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$8 Twitter Blue Subscription With Included Checkmark Now Available

Wednesday November 9, 2022 11:55 am PST by
Twitter today rolled out its updated Twitter Blue subscription offering, which is priced at $7.99 per month. The new subscription is $3 more expensive than the prior $4.99 per month price, and it was introduced at the insistence of Twitter CEO Elon Musk. Musk initially floated a $20 price point for Twitter Blue before settling on $8. The new subscription does away with ad-free articles for...
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Elon Musk Nixes 'Official' Label for Already Verified Twitter Accounts, Says Blue Check Will Be 'the Great Leveler' [Updated]

Wednesday November 9, 2022 9:15 am PST by
Twitter will not be moving forward with an "Official" label that would be used to identify companies, major media outlets, public figures, and others who are in danger of being impersonated on the social network, Twitter CEO Elon Musk said today. Just hours after Twitter began rolling out the "Official" checkmark that was provided to some accounts alongside the standard white and blue...
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Twitter to Add 'Official' Label to Some Accounts With Original Verification Checkmark

Wednesday November 9, 2022 3:11 am PST by
Twitter on Tuesday revealed details about the way its new verification scheme will work, with some originally verified accounts set to get an "Official" label, while users who pay the $7.99 monthly subscription for Twitter Blue will get a blue checkmark that isn't tied to identity verification. "A lot of folks have asked about how you'll be able to distinguish between @TwitterBlue...
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Twitter for iOS Updated With New $8 Subscription Offering Verification and More [Updated: Not Yet Live]

Saturday November 5, 2022 1:07 pm PDT by
Twitter for iOS was today updated with support for Twitter's upcoming revamped Twitter Blue subscription plan that will enable users to pay $8 per month to be verified on the platform, with other perks such as fewer ads and priority replies. According to the App Store update, Twitter users in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand will be able to subscribe to...
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Twitter Could Start Charging for Verification Next Week, Edit Button Reportedly Coming to All Users

Thursday November 3, 2022 6:51 am PDT by
Twitter aims to start charging users for blue check verification badges as soon as next week, as part of new owner Elon Musk's plan to further monetize the social media platform, according to a new report. The badges will be part of an $8-per-month Twitter Blue subscription, an increase of $3 over the current $4.99 per month price, which will also include priority in replies, mentions, and...
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Twitter Blue Price to Increase to $8 Per Month, Will Include Verification Checkmark and Other New Features

Tuesday November 1, 2022 11:56 am PDT by
Twitter chief Elon Musk today said that the cost of the Twitter Blue subscription is going to be priced at $8 per month, which would be an increase of $3 over the current $4.99 per month price. Twitter Blue will include priority in replies, mentions, and search, which Musk says is "essential to defeat spam/scam," the ability to post longer video and audio clips, and half as many ads. Musk ...
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Elon Musk Planning Vine Reboot After Twitter Acquisition

Monday October 31, 2022 1:18 pm PDT by
Elon Musk has asked Twitter engineers to begin work on an updated version of Vine that could launch before the end of the year, reports Axios. Musk yesterday tweeted a poll asking if he should "bring back Vine," and 69.5 percent of four million respondents said yes. Twitter acquired video app Vine back in 2012, which was pre-TikTok and back when Vine was popular. The app slowly stopped being ...