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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 Begins Rolling Out Ticketed Spaces on iOS

Friday August 27, 2021 7:35 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 1:38 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 12:24 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 12:10 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...
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Twitter Spaces Will Soon Let You Manipulate the Sound of Your Voice

Thursday July 22, 2021 12:44 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 11:58 am 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 ...
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Twitter Rolling Out New Version of TweetDeck Starting Today

Tuesday July 20, 2021 10:16 am PDT by
Twitter today announced that it has started rolling out a redesigned version of its TweetDeck Twitter client, which it has been working on since earlier this year. The new version of TweetDeck is rolling out to a "limited number of accounts" of randomly selected people in the United States, Canada, and Australia. According to Twitter, the new design is meant to better align with the...
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Twitter Testing New Edge-to-Edge Timeline Layout for Photos, Surveys Users on Ability to Edit Tweets

Friday July 16, 2021 2:05 am PDT by
Twitter is testing a new timeline layout in which photos are stretched to the edge of the display with no horizontal margins, mimicking the design layout of popular photo and video sharing apps, such as Instagram. The new layout was shared by Jane Manchun Wong on Twitter, who often uncovers what features and changes Twitter is working on behind the scenes. The change is still in testing, but ...
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Twitter Cancels 'Fleets' Just Months After Launch

Wednesday July 14, 2021 10:32 am PDT by
Twitter in November debuted a new ephemeral tweet option called "Fleets," with the feature designed to compete with Instagram Stories, Facebook Stories, Snapchat, and more. Fleets apparently did not catch on, because Twitter today announced that Fleets are being discontinued as of August 3, which is less than a year after the feature launched. Twitter says that it had hoped Fleets would...
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Twitter Rolls Out Ability to Change Who Can Reply to Your Tweet After It's Posted

Wednesday July 14, 2021 12:20 am PDT by
Twitter users will soon be able to change who can reply to their tweets after they've posted them, the company has announced. Limiting who could reply to a tweet was already an option, thanks to a feature rolled out last year, but users had to choose who could reply before posting the tweet. Now they can make that decision after the post has gone live. Changing the reply options on a...
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Twitter Considers Letting Users Tweet to 'Trusted Friends'

Friday July 2, 2021 1:59 am PDT by
Twitter is considering letting users post select tweets for "Trusted Friends" only. That's the name of a feature the social media platform is testing that would allow users to limit the audience for specific content to a smaller circle of people. Based on design concepts shared by the company (via TechCrunch), Trusted Friends could be a toggle that lets you indicate whether a tweet should be ...
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Twitter May Let You 'Unmention' Yourself in Tweets and Prevent People Tagging You in Future Replies

Wednesday June 16, 2021 2:26 am PDT by
Twitter is considering offering users the ability to "unmention" themselves in other people's tweets as part of a wider privacy drive for the social media platform. The early concept has been shared by Twitter designed Dominic Camozzi, who says the idea behind it is to help users control unwanted attention. An example image shows a notification when the user has been mentioned in a tweet, ...
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'Twitter Blue' Subscription Announced, Launches in Canada and Australia First

Thursday June 3, 2021 7:16 am PDT by
Twitter has today announced "Twitter Blue," a new subscription service that features the ability to undo and bookmark Tweets, a reader mode, color theme options, and more. Twitter describes the new subscription as giving "access to exclusive features and perks that will take their experience on Twitter to the next level." Twitter Blue currently features: Bookmark Folders: A way to...
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Twitter Confirms Plans for 'Twitter Blue' $2.99 Monthly Subscription Service

Thursday May 27, 2021 3:29 pm PDT by
Twitter appears to have mistakenly confirmed its plans to launch a new subscription tier called "Twitter Blue," with the new purchase option now listed in the iOS App Store. Under In-App Purchases, there's now a "Twitter Blue" option that's priced at $2.99, though the feature does not appear to be live in the iOS app at this time. The Twitter Blue in-app purchase option was discovered by...
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Twitter Resumes Verified Account Program, Previews New 'About' Tab on Profiles

Thursday May 20, 2021 8:59 am PDT by
Twitter today announced it will begin rolling out a new application process for account verification, allowing for qualifying individuals like government officials, journalists, athletes, and recognizable brands to apply for verified status. Verified accounts have a blue checkmark icon next to their Twitter name, helping people distinguish the authenticity of accounts that are of public...
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Twitter's 'Blue' Subscription Service May Cost $2.99, Will Offer Undo Tweet Option

Saturday May 15, 2021 11:08 am PDT by
Twitter has been working on some kind of subscription service since last summer, and Jane Manchun Wong, who often digs into new features coming in apps, has shared details on just what Twitter is exploring. Twitter's subscription service could be called Twitter Blue, and at the current time, it's priced at $2.99 per month. There will be a "Collections" section that allows users to save and...
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Twitter Begins Asking Users to Enable Ad Tracking

Friday May 14, 2021 2:12 pm PDT by
Following an app update, Twitter today began asking users to enable ad tracking under Apple's App Tracking Transparency rules. After updating to version 8.65, which adds Spaces support, Twitter users will begin seeing a popup that asks them to "keep ads relevant" by allowing Twitter to track data from other companies like apps used and websites visited. Tapping "Continue" on the popup...
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Twitter Said to Re-Launch Verification Program Next Week

Friday May 14, 2021 5:37 am PDT by
Twitter will re-launch its long-awaited verification program next week, according to researcher Jane Manchum Wong. Twitter verification has been a mainstay of the social media platform since 2009. A blue checkmark by a user's name indicates that they are verified, helping observers to distinguish genuine notable account holders, such as celebrities, politicians, or organizations, from...
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It's Not Just You: Tweet Previews Aren't Showing in iMessage Right Now

Friday May 7, 2021 11:42 am PDT by
While sharing a Twitter link in an iMessage conversation typically results in a light-blue bubble with an in-line preview of the tweet, and an image if one was included, tweet previews appear to be broken right now. As of Friday morning, Twitter links shared in iMessage conversations appear as basic gray bubbles with the twitter.com domain and no other information. It's unclear if this is an ...
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Twitter App for iOS Now Supports Larger Image Previews in Timeline

Wednesday May 5, 2021 1:51 pm PDT by
Twitter today announced that the Twitter for iOS app supports larger image previews in the timeline, which means tall images will no longer be cropped to a significant degree in the Twitter app. Twitter has been testing larger-sized image previews on iOS and Android since March, but now the expanded image previews are rolling out for everyone. no bird too tall, no crop too shortintroducing ...