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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 Tests New 'Status' Feature for Individual Tweets

Thursday July 28, 2022 3:36 am PDT by
Twitter is testing a new status feature that lets users tag posts with pre-defined labels, similar to the statuses that the old LiveJournal and MySpace platforms allowed. Several users this morning began reporting that they could post Twitter statuses with an accompanying emoji, and the company has since confirmed to TechCrunch that it is currently testing the feature with a select group in...
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Anyone Can Now Share Twitter Spaces Clips on iOS and Android

Thursday July 21, 2022 2:20 am PDT by
Twitter is rolling out a new feature on iOS and Android that lets users extract short audio clips from Twitter Spaces for easier sharing on the platform, the company has announced. Anyone in a live audio discussion room can make a clip for sharing elsewhere on Twitter, allowing others to listen to the best parts of a livestream without them having to listen to the whole thing, and the clips...
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Twitter Sues Elon Musk to Force $44 Billion Merger

Tuesday July 12, 2022 2:09 pm PDT by
As promised, Twitter today sued Elon Musk in an attempt to force Musk to go through with the $44 billion purchase of Twitter, reports Reuters. Twitter in the lawsuit accuses Musk of trashing the company, disrupting its operations, and destroying stockholder value. Having mounted a public spectacle to put Twitter in play, and having proposed and then signed a seller-friendly merger agreement,...
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Twitter Rolling Out 'Unmentioning' for Leaving Conversations

Monday July 11, 2022 1:06 pm PDT by
Twitter today announced that it is rolling out a new feature called Unmentioning, which is designed to allow Twitter users to remove themselves from conversations they do not want to participate in or be notified about. Twitter users who have been @mentioned in a conversation can now go to their Mentions tab and select the "Leave this conversation" option from any conversation they've been...
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Elon Musk Wants to Terminate $44 Billion Twitter Acquisition [Updated]

Friday July 8, 2022 2:32 pm PDT by
Elon Musk no longer plans to purchase Twitter for $44 billion, according to Reuters. Musk told Twitter this evening that he is calling off the deal because of "material breach of multiple provisions of the agreement." Back in April, Musk offered to buy Twitter for $54.20 per share, and Twitter agreed to accept the offer in late April. Since then, the deal has been up in the air because of an ...
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Twitter Shutting Down TweetDeck for Mac in July, Will Remain Available on Web

Wednesday June 1, 2022 6:50 am PDT by
Twitter today announced that it will be shutting down TweetDeck for Mac next month to focus on the web-based version of TweetDeck. "Beginning July 1, the TweetDeck for Mac application will be removed," reads a banner at the top of TweetDeck for Mac. Twitter said users can continue to access TweetDeck on the web at TweetDeck.com. The banner may not appear until restarting the app, and there...
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Elon Musk Puts $44 Billion Twitter Deal 'On Hold' [Updated]

Friday May 13, 2022 4:13 am PDT by
Elon Musk is putting his $44 billion takeover of Twitter "temporarily on hold" after the company claimed that less than 5% of its users are spam or fake accounts. The Tesla chief tweeted on Friday that the deal was being frozen while he waited for details backing up Twitter's claim: "Twitter deal temporarily on hold pending details supporting calculation that spam/fake accounts do indeed...
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Twitter Testing New 'Twitter Circle' Feature for Sharing Tweets With a Smaller Number of People

Tuesday May 3, 2022 10:43 am PDT by
Twitter today announced that it is testing a new Twitter Circle feature, which is designed to allow people to share their tweets with a smaller crowd. With Twitter Circle, Twitter users can share their tweets with up to 150 people, rather than sharing their content publicly. Each user will be able to create a Twitter Circle that consists of people who will be able to see the user's Twitter...
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Elon Musk Is Officially Purchasing Twitter for $44 Billion

Monday April 25, 2022 11:53 am PDT by
Twitter has agreed to Tesla CEO Elon Musk's offer to buy the company for $44 billion, Twitter announced today. Bloomberg was first to report early Monday morning that a deal between the two parties was imminent. Two weeks ago, Elon Musk offered to buy Twitter for $54.20 per share. Twitter and Musk, following weeks of speculation and public drama, agreed today to the $44 billion deal. Earlier...
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Elon Musk Offers to Buy All of Twitter

Thursday April 14, 2022 3:34 am PDT by
Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla, has offered to purchase all of Twitter for $54.20 per share, valuing the company at $43 billion, in a letter to the social media company's chairman of the board, Bret Taylor. In a letter filed with the SEC, Musk says that following his purchase of 9.1% of the company earlier in the month, he is "offering to buy 100% of Twitter for $54.20 per share in...
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Twitter's DM Search Bar Now Lets You Search the Content of Messages

Thursday March 24, 2022 3:01 am PDT by
Twitter has bolstered its search feature for direct messages so that users can now search their inbox using keywords and names to find the specific message they are looking for. The DM search bar isn't new, but previously it only allowed you to find the name of a person or a group chat in your inbox. The latest development means you can now refine searches to find particular content in your...
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Twitter Expands Downvote Button Test Worldwide

Friday February 4, 2022 3:01 am PST by
Twitter is globally expanding its testing of a new "dislike" or thumbs down button for tweets, which is designed to let people downvote replies on the social media platform. The company announced the global expansion of the test on Thursday, saying it had "learned a lot" about the downvoting option in its initial limited testing: We learned a lot about the types of replies you don't find...
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Twitter Close Friends Feature in Beta Now Called 'Flock' With 150-Person Limit

Tuesday January 25, 2022 3:15 am PST by
Twitter continues to work on a new feature that lets users post certain tweets to a limited number of close friends in a parallel timeline on the social media platform. Previously floated in July 2021 as "Trusted Friends," the feature is now called "Flock," and will allow users to limit their audience for specific content to no more than 150 people, according to screens uncovered by mobile...
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Recorded Twitter Spaces Now Available for All iOS, Android, and Web Users

Tuesday December 7, 2021 7:19 am PST by
Twitter has rolled out playback of recorded Spaces to all iOS, Android, and web users, the company today announced. The ability to listen to a recording of a Twitter Space is now available to all users, making the company's live discussion rooms work more like traditional podcasts. Users can only listen back to Spaces that hosts have actively selected to be recorded. Some hosts on Android ...
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Twitter Investigating Bug Causing Unexpected Logouts on iOS 15

Wednesday November 24, 2021 8:28 am PST by
Twitter Support has acknowledged a bug causing unexpected account logouts on iOS 15, promising that its teams are working on a fix and that it'll keep users updated on when it's resolved. Posts on Twitter over the last several hours have shown users experiencing the bug, with some sharing frustrations that the app is requiring them to log back into Twitter upon every app launch. While some...
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Twitter Blue Subscription Service Expands to the United States and New Zealand

Tuesday November 9, 2021 8:20 am PST by
Twitter Blue, Twitter's subscription service, is today launching in the United States and New Zealand after launching in Canada earlier this year. Available for $2.99 per month in the U.S., Twitter Blue adds additional features to Twitter. Since Twitter Blue's June debut, Twitter has been introducing new functionality, and a rundown of what you get for that $2.99 subscription price is below. ...
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Twitter Deploying Top-Spec MacBook Pros Across App Development Teams

Monday November 8, 2021 3:38 am PST by
Twitter is deploying top-spec MacBook Pros with the M1 Max Apple silicon chip to all of its iOS and Android engineers for app development, representing yet another push for the adoption of Apple silicon Macs in the enterprise. The news was shared by John Szumski, a senior staffer at Twitter for the company's mobile platforms. In a tweet, Szumski said that Twitter will be rolling out...
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Twitter on iOS Now Lets You Easily Search For Tweets From Specific Accounts

Friday November 5, 2021 2:45 am PDT by
Twitter on iOS is now rolling out the ability for users to more easily search for tweets from a specific account, using a new search field that appears on an account's page. The feature, which was first spotted on Twitter, offers users a much easier way to search for tweets from a specific user. While the ability was previously possible using the standard Twitter search field, the new search ...

Twitter Gains Unique 'Like' Animation for Today's Apple Event

Tuesday September 14, 2021 1:00 am PDT by
Twitter has added a unique "like" animation for Apple's "California streaming" event set to take place later on Tuesday. Time to shine#AppleEvent pic.twitter.com/K65FBt7wlV— Hashflags (@hashflagsio) September 14, 2021 The brief animation reflects the luminescent Apple logo graphics used to promote the Apple event, before turning round and changing into the typical love heart. Apple began ...
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Twitter Launches Invite-Only Communities to Compete With Facebook Groups

Wednesday September 8, 2021 10:40 am PDT by
Twitter today announced the launch of a new "Communities" feature that's meant to take on Facebook's popular Groups by providing a space where people can share discussions on a specific topic. An invite-only feature at the current time, Communities are created by Twitter users and are self-moderated. Community creators who are invited by Twitter to participate can invite an unlimited number...