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Twitter Close Friends Feature in Beta Now Called 'Flock' With 150-Person Limit

Tuesday January 25, 2022 4:15 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 8:19 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 9:28 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 9:20 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 4:38 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 3:45 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 2:00 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 11:40 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...
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Twitter Tests Edge-to-Edge Images and Video on iOS

Wednesday September 8, 2021 2:55 am PDT by
Twitter is testing "edge-to-edge" tweets that span the width of the timeline in its official iOS app, a move that would make viewing photos and videos a more full-screen experience. As Twitter's demonstration shows, the change brings an Instagram-style look to tweeted media, making use of the dead space on either side of pictures, videos, and GIFs. Twitter told The Verge that it's...
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Twitter's Privacy Feature Plans Include Option to Hide Your Old Tweets

Friday September 3, 2021 2:17 am PDT by
Twitter is planning new privacy-related features that provide users with greater control over follower lists and who can see their posts and likes, reports Bloomberg. The plans are said to include an option to archive old tweets so that other users can't see them after a set period of time designated by the account holder (such as 30, 60, or 90 days, or a whole year), as well as the ability...
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Twitter Super Follows Use a Bizarre System That Gives Each User Their Own In-App Purchase

Thursday September 2, 2021 5:59 am PDT by
Each Twitter Super Follow subscription is an individual in-app purchase for every account with the feature set up, it has emerged. Screenshot from Jane Manchun Wong showing Twitter's in-app purchases on its App Store page. The unusual system, spotted by Jane Manchun Wong, means that for every Super Follow there is an individual in-app purchase for that account specifically. Some observers are ...
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Twitter Launches Paid Super Follows, Creators Can Charge Up to $9.99/Month

Wednesday September 1, 2021 12:21 pm PDT by
Twitter today announced the official launch of Super Follows, a new feature that allows creators to provide subscriber-only content that requires a paid fee to access. First introduced in February, Super Follow is another method that Twitter is using to monetize tweets and provide content creators with a way to earn money on the platform. Creators who use the Super Follow feature on...
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Twitter Debuts New 'Safety Mode' for Automatically Blocking Unwanted Replies

Wednesday September 1, 2021 10:50 am PDT by
Twitter today announced that it is testing a new feature called Safety Mode, which is designed to cut down on harassment and unwelcome interactions on the social network. Users who often get unwanted, spammy, or abusive replies to their tweets can turn on Safety Mode, which will autoblock accounts that use harmful language like insults, or send repetitive, uninvited replies and mentions....
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Twitter for iOS Beta Lays Groundwork for Bitcoin Tips

Tuesday August 31, 2021 2:07 pm PDT by
Twitter's latest beta update introduces support for providing content creators with Bitcoin tips using the "Tip Jar" feature that Twitter introduced earlier this year. Bitcoin isn't yet available to select as a tip option for beta users, but code in the beta suggests that Twitter is in the process of rolling it out. When the Tip Jar was first introduced, Twitter allowed users to add...
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Twitter Begins Rolling Out Ticketed Spaces on iOS

Friday August 27, 2021 8:35 am PDT by
Twitter has started rolling out its new Ticketed Spaces feature to iOS users, the company has announced. Twitter Spaces allow users to host live audio discussions that other users can listen in to. Now, some Twitter users on iOS will be able to create Ticketed Spaces that have a small fee to join, allowing hosts to make money from sales directly on the popular social media platform. Users ...
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Twitter Announces Tweaks to Direct Message Sharing and Navigation

Friday August 20, 2021 2:38 am PDT by
Twitter says it is rolling out a number of changes to the way direct messages work, including the ability to send a direct message to several people in different conversations. Going forward, Twitter says users will be able to share the same tweet in up to 20 separate direct message conversations, which should ensure "no more (awkward) accidental group chats when you DM a tweet to multiple...
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Twitter Rolls Out Sign in With Apple on iPhone and iPad

Monday August 2, 2021 1:24 pm PDT by
Twitter's "Sign in With Apple" feature is now widely available to iPhone and iPad users, following a beta test earlier this month. Downloading the Twitter app presents an option to "Continue with Apple," which is available alongside the "Continue with Google" or "Create Account" options. Sign on with ease and start scrolling your timeline. Now, when you log in or sign up to join the ...
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Twitter Beta for iOS Gains 'Sign in With Apple' Option

Thursday July 22, 2021 1:10 pm PDT by
Twitter's beta for iOS has gained "Sign in With Apple" functionality, with the end goal of allowing users to create Twitter accounts using their Apple ID, but still in beta, the feature is still not fully functioning properly. Twitter researcher Jane Manchun Wong discovered earlier this month that Twitter was working to port over Sign in With Apple to its service. Wong's report was based on...
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Twitter Spaces Will Soon Let You Manipulate the Sound of Your Voice

Thursday July 22, 2021 1:44 am PDT by
Twitter is currently working on a "Voice Transformer" – a voice manipulation feature for Spaces, its live audio conversations service that rolled out to more users in May. "Voice Transformer" will provide several effects for users to change the sound of their voice as they engage in Spaces conversations, which could inject some fun into chats or perhaps be used by people who dislike the...
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Twitter Testing Internal 'Dislike' Button for Tweet Replies

Wednesday July 21, 2021 12:58 pm PDT by
Twitter appears to be testing a new "dislike" or thumbs down button for tweets, which is designed to let people downvote replies. Twitter says that the feature is available for "some" iOS users. The dislike button is visible to the person who is viewing tweets, but it is not a publicly available metric or visible to the author of the tweet. The thumbs down option will allow a tweet reply to ...