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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 ...
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Twitter Opens Spaces to All Users With More Than 600 Followers

Monday May 3, 2021 10:31 am PDT by
Beginning on Monday, Twitter will enable anyone with at least 600 followers on its platform to host Spaces, its version of the audio room network Clubhouse. Announced via a blog post, Twitter says that its decision to open up the functionality to users with at least 600 followers came following feedback from Twitter users and the community. Spaces originally launched last year, but so far...
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Twitter Now Supports Viewing and Uploading 4K Images on iOS

Wednesday April 21, 2021 12:47 pm PDT by
Twitter today announced that iOS and Android users are now able to view and upload 4K images when using the mobile Twitter apps. To view and uploaded images in 4K, Twitter users can opt for high-quality images under the "Data Usage" setting in the Twitter preferences. Time to Tweet those high res pics –– the option to upload and view 4K images on Android and iOS is now available for ...
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Tweetbot 6 for iOS Gains Revamped Video Player With Picture in Picture Support

Tuesday April 6, 2021 2:55 pm PDT by
Popular Twitter client Tweetbot 6 was today updated to version 6.1, introducing a redesigned video player, new custom icons, and more. The app features a redesigned video player that includes Picture in Picture support, so videos playing in the app can be watched even if you swipe out of the app. A video that's playing in Tweetbot can be shifted into Picture in Picture mode by tapping on...
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Twitter Users Can Now Add GIFs and Stickers to Ephemeral 'Fleets'

Thursday April 1, 2021 5:28 am PDT by
Twitter today added options to include stickers and other media in its ephemeral tweets, or "Fleets," which last for 24 hours on the social network before disappearing. Launched on the platform back in November, Fleets are short stories made up of photos or videos with overlaying text. Much like stories on Instagram or Facebook, Fleets are located at the top of the Twitter timeline. Now...
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Periscope App Officially Shutting Down After Today

Wednesday March 31, 2021 3:25 pm PDT by
Twitter-owned app Periscope today announced that its dedicated app for the live video service will be shut down as of today. In a tweet, Periscope said that today is the last day that the Periscope app will be available. Periscope first announced its planned shutdown in December of 2020, and said that the app was being shuttered because most of the Periscope functionality has now...
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Twitter Testing YouTube Video Playback in Twitter App

Thursday March 18, 2021 10:48 am PDT by
Twitter today announced that it is testing a new iOS feature that's designed to allow Twitter users to view YouTube videos right in their timeline without having to swap over to the YouTube app. Starting today, Twitter for iOS users who see a YouTube video in their timeline can watch the video without leaving the Twitter app. Prior to now, watching a YouTube video on Twitter required tapping ...
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Twitter to Make 'Spaces' Chat Feature Available to Everyone in April

Wednesday March 10, 2021 12:33 pm PST by
Twitter today updated its official Twitter app with a mention of the launch of "Spaces," its chat room feature that's similar to popular social networking app Clubhouse, but Spaces isn't quite ready to launch. In a Twitter Space hosted by the company this morning, Twitter said (via The Verge) that it is aiming to make Spaces available for everyone starting in April. With Spaces, Twitter...
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Twitter Testing Full-Sized Image Previews in Timeline on iOS and Android

Wednesday March 10, 2021 7:37 am PST by
Twitter today announced it is testing full-sized image previews in the timeline on iOS and Android, allowing users to see a full image in its original size, rather than merely a cropped 16:9 version. On iOS and Android, Twitter currently displays a cropped version of any non-16:9 image on the timeline. The newly announced change, currently being tested, will instead show an image in its full ...
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Twitter Executive on Super Follows and Apple's Subscription Fees: 'We're Not in the Business of Getting Around Platform Rules'

Tuesday March 9, 2021 6:31 am PST by
Last month, Twitter announced "Super Follow," a new business model that will allow creators to charge users for exclusive content on the platform. To make it work, Twitter will enable users to pay creators, influencers, and others a set monthly price to become a "Super Follower" via an in-app purchase on iOS and Android. Apple's in-app purchasing system, which gives the tech giant a 30%...
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Twitter Reportedly Working on 'Undo Send' Feature for Tweets

Friday March 5, 2021 1:27 am PST by
Twitter is actively exploring the possibility of bringing a rumored "Undo Send" feature to the social media platform, if a newly unearthed animation is anything to go by. Serial app de-coder Jane Wong discovered the feature animation, which adds a new "Undo" button to the usual dialog that confirms a tweet has been sent. The Undo button has a long oblong shape, which allows it to also...
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Twitter CFO: Apple's App Tracking Transparency Changes 'Level the Playing Field'

Wednesday March 3, 2021 2:08 pm PST by
Twitter is not concerned about the upcoming ad tracking changes that Apple plans to implement in iOS 14.5, Twitter CFO Ned Segal said today at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference. Segal said that Twitter does not heavily rely on the device ID or IDFA, which is what Apple will be restricting through a new prompt that will require developers to get user permission...
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Twitter Announces Upcoming 'Super Follow' Feature to Let Users Charge Followers for Content

Friday February 26, 2021 3:07 am PST by
In an attempt to reduce its dependence on advertising to generate revenue, Twitter has announced two new features coming to the social media platform later this year, including a "Super Follow" feature that will let users charge followers for access to exclusive content. According to Twitter, the additional content could include things like bonus tweets, access to a community group, video,...