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Twitter Rolls Out New 'Share Tweet' Menu in iOS App

Wednesday September 23, 2020 1:56 am PDT by
Twitter has rolled out a new Share Tweet pop-up menu in its official iOS app after it began testing the feature with some users last month. The new-look sharing menu gives users quick access to Twitter contacts that were recently used in Direct Messages, as well as shortcuts to apps such as Messages, WhatsApp, and Gmail. The native iOS Activity view (formerly called the Share Sheet) can...

Twitter Makes Retweets With Comments Easier to Find

Monday August 31, 2020 4:37 pm PDT by
Twitter today announced the official rollout of its new Quote Tweets feature, which is designed to make tweets about a tweet easier to located. Twitter is now calling retweets with comments Quote Tweets, and Quote Tweets are now visible when tapping into a tweet and selecting the "Quote Tweets" option to see all quoted replies in one spot. Viewing Quote Tweets shows the original tweet...

Twitter Tests Automatic Translation for Tweets in a Different Language

Tuesday August 11, 2020 3:14 am PDT by
Twitter today announced it will begin testing a feature with a small group of users that automatically translates tweets that are in a language they may not be able to read. Currently, users whose primary language is set to English in Twitter can tap or click a button to manually translate a tweet in their feed that's in another language. Starting today, however, users in Brazil will see...

Twitter Held 'Preliminary Talks' About Acquiring TikTok's U.S. Operations

Sunday August 9, 2020 9:06 pm PDT by
Amid an impending ban on U.S. operations of TikTok, Twitter has expressed interest in acquiring the service, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. The report explains that it is not immediately obvious why Twitter is interested in purchasing TikTok, given the cost of acquisition and the need for substantial restructuring. Twitter's comparatively small size would, however, ...

Twitter iOS App Now Lets All Users Limit Who Can Reply to Their Tweets [Update: Now Available]

Thursday August 6, 2020 5:04 am PDT by
Twitter has updated its official iOS app to allow all users to limit who can reply to their tweets. The company has been testing the "conversation participants" feature with select users since May, but it now appears to be ready for a wider rollout. "In May, we tested a new way to have a chat with exactly who you want, so you can create and consume more meaningful changes," reads the update...

Three People Charged in Twitter Bitcoin Hack [Updated]

Friday July 31, 2020 12:35 pm PDT by
A Florida teenager, who is accused of being the "mastermind" behind the July hacking of social media site Twitter, has been arrested, according to Tampa's WFLA Channel 8 News site. 17-year-old Graham Clark is facing 30 felony charges for "scamming people across America" with the Twitter hack. He's been accused of organized fraud, 17 counts of communication fraud, one count of fraudulent use...

Twitter Hackers Used 'Phone Spear Phishing Attack' to Pull Off Bitcoin Scam

Friday July 31, 2020 3:10 am PDT by
Twitter has provided another update on the security breach two weeks ago that saw the Twitter accounts of Apple and other high-profile figures and companies hacked by bitcoin scammers. According to the company, a small number of employees were targeted in a "phone spear phishing attack," suggesting that hackers called some of its staff and duped them into thinking they were speaking with...

Twitter Planning to Test Subscription Models This Year

Thursday July 23, 2020 11:28 am PDT by
Following a drop in ad revenue, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today told analysts that the social media company is exploring additional ways to make money, which could include some kind of subscription service. According to CNN, Dorsey said Twitter is likely planning some tests this year of different approaches, but there is a "a really high bar" for when Twitter would ask customers to "pay for...

Twitter Says Hackers Accessed the Direct Messages of 36 Accounts in Last Week's Breach

Wednesday July 22, 2020 6:29 pm PDT by
Twitter is continuing to investigate last week's security breach that saw the Twitter accounts of Apple and other high-profile figures and companies hacked by bitcoin scammers, and today the social media company confirmed that hackers accessed the Direct Messages of 36 Twitter accounts. Twitter previously said that no passwords were stolen in the hack, which was a "coordinated social...

Twitter Testing Customizable App Icons and New Splash Screen

Monday July 20, 2020 1:51 am PDT by
Twitter appears to be exploring the possibility of giving iOS users a choice of Twitter app icons to use on their Home Screen, based on a new survey sent out to members of its Twitter Insiders program. Custom Twitter icons (via 9to5Mac) As the picture above shows, Twitter has four different app icons in mind, and the company is currently garnering feedback on the new designs to see which ones ...

Twitter Hackers Gained Access to Accounts Using Internal Tool

Friday July 17, 2020 2:33 am PDT by
Several verified high profile Twitter accounts were hacked on Wednesday in a cryptocurrency scam that targeted accounts belonging to Apple, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, and more. Twitter has said it doesn't believe any passwords were stolen in the hack, which forced the company to temporarily lock all verified accounts on the platform. While the...

Apple's Twitter Account Hacked by Bitcoin Scammers

Wednesday July 15, 2020 2:02 pm PDT by
Apple's Twitter account has been breached by bitcoin scammers who have also hacked the Twitter accounts of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and more. Apple users should be careful not to believe the fake tweet, which is a scam to collect bitcoin. Twitter has been deleting the fake tweets, but the scammers who have breached the accounts have been...

Twitter Tests Emoji Reactions to Tweets [Updated]

Thursday June 11, 2020 2:55 am PDT by
Twitter is testing a new feature that lets users respond to tweets with emoji, according to app reverse engineering expert Jane Manchun Wong (via SocialMediaToday). Wong shared online a screenshot of the tweet reaction interface, which has an option to respond to a tweet with emoji like crying with laughter, shocked face, and praying hands. "Retweet," "Retweet with comment," and "React...

Twitter Enables Scheduled Tweets in Web App

Friday May 29, 2020 1:29 am PDT by
Twitter says it has added the ability to schedule tweets using its web interface, suggesting the same option could eventually make it to the platform's iOS app. Previously, users who wanted to schedule tweets have had to use third-party apps like Buffer and TweetDeck. Now they can do so in Twitter's native web app, via a calendar icon on the bottom of the compose window. In addition, users...

Twitter Now Testing Setting for Limiting Who Can Reply to Tweets

Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:38 am PDT by
Twitter today announced that it has started testing new conversation settings that were first outlined earlier this year at CES. A "Conversation Participants" option in the window where a tweet is composed will allow users to select who can reply to a tweet. Options include everyone, people you follow, and only people you mention. The "everyone" represents how Twitter traditionally...

Twitter Makes It Easier to See Quote Tweets in iOS App

Tuesday May 12, 2020 4:44 pm PDT by
Twitter today announced a new feature for its iOS app, which is designed to make it easier to recognize retweets with comments, which can often go unnoticed by tweet writers. On iPhone and iPad, all retweets with comments are shown in a list that can be accessed by tapping on a tweet and then choosing the "Retweets" option. Retweets will be organized into retweets with no comment and...

Twitter Tests New Threaded Conversation Layout on iOS and Web

Wednesday May 6, 2020 1:49 am PDT by
Twitter has announced it is testing a new way of displaying threaded conversations for some iOS and web users that aims to make it easier to see who is responsing to whom. As it stands, the way lengthy Twitter conversations display can sometimes make it difficult to know who you're replying to and how the conversation is evolving, especially if the original poster is also responding to...

Twitter Testing Ephemeral Tweets Called 'Fleets'

Wednesday March 4, 2020 8:35 am PST by
Twitter is considering rolling out an ephemeral tweet option called a "Fleet," which is a tweet that lasts for 24 hours before disappearing and has no retweets, likes, or public comments. Snapchat was the first major social networking app to feature short-lived content that eventually disappears, but since then, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, WhatsApp and more have added Story options where...

Twitter Adds 'Continue Thread' Option for Linking a New Tweet to an Existing Tweet

Wednesday February 19, 2020 5:13 pm PST by
Twitter this afternoon announced the launch of a new feature that's designed to link two tweets together in a more logical way. When composing a tweet, there's a new option to view previous tweets, which can be selected and linked via a "Continue Thread" option. To get to the Continue Thread interface, just pull downwards on the compose window on an iPhone or iPad and then tap on the...

Latest Twitter for iPad Update Adds Option to Disable Multi-Column View

Thursday February 6, 2020 3:26 am PST by
Twitter has updated its official iPad app, introducing a change to the main interface that many users will welcome. Twitter for ‌iPad‌ with multi-column view disabled (right) The last major update to Twitter for ‌iPad‌ attempted to make better use of the iOS device's larger screen by introducing a multi-column view that placed the timeline on the left and the search bar with trending topics...