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Twitter adds new ‘Voice Tweets’ feature

Today, Twitter has started to roll out a new feature called “Voice Tweets” – which is essentially voice memos for Twitter. This will now allow users to send voice messages instead of writing out a message, and messages are limited to 140 seconds, so just over two minutes. “Twitter is where you go to talk about what’s happening. Over the years, photos, videos, gifs, and extra characters have allowed you […]

Twitter adds the ability to schedule tweets on the web

Twitter has added the ability to schedule tweets from the web version of the platform, on twitter.com today. This feature might come to its iOS and Android at some stage, but for now it is live on the web. Within the compose window, a new calendar icon has appeared from there you can go on the schedule the Tweet in the future. Without this addition, if you needed to schedule a […]

Twitter will add new ‘Conversation Participants’ option so you can limit replies

This week at CES, Twitter announced a few new upcoming features to the platform and the head of product management spoke about some new features related to conversations. Suzanne Xie, the product management head said that Twitter will be adding a new setting for controlling the people who can reply to certain conversations with the option for “Global, Group, Panel, and Statement.” Twitter has become a bit toxic in places, […]

Twitter for the Mac is back, thanks to ‘Project Catalyst’ on macOS 10.15

Back in June, at WWDC 2019 Apple announced on stage that with the release of macOS Catalina, Twitter for the Mac would be back, thanks to its new framework designed, ‘Project Catalyst’. Catalyst is designed to make it easier for developers to make apps and games for the Mac platform and Twitter have unitised this and brought back its app. Twitter tweeted out back in June with this news also: […]

Twitter is limiting how many users you can follow per day, to help reduce spamming

  Every social media platform has issues with spam, but Twitter has announced this week that they helping to combat the effects of spam on its platform. This week, Twitter has reduced the amount of accounts you can follow per day. It used to be 1,000 and it is now dropped to 400. Twitter says that this should reduce the amount of spam and abuse that happens currently. Follow, unfollow, […]

With version 7.3, Twitter stops supporting iOS 9

Yesterday, the official iOS app for Twitter was updated to version 7.3 and amongst the usual bug fixes and feature improvements, support for iOS 9 was removed. Granted, not many devices are running a software version that old anymore, most of them can now run iOS 10 or later. iOS 9 If you haven’t updated and have a device that can, we highly encourage you to do so, as in […]

Twitter is ending support for its apps on Roku, Android TV and Xbox

Twitter seems to be struggling to keep apps alive lately. In the past couple of months, the macOS app for Twitter was pulled and now today the company is ending support for the clients which run on Xbox, Android TV and Roku. Going forward the company is suggesting to use the main website, twitter.com to get the best experience of Twitter. However, unlike the macOS version of Twitter which just […]

Periscope launches 360º live videos

Twitter, who owns the live streaming app Periscope has added the ability to live stream 360 videos to the service. The new feature has launched now, although it is still being tested with a “small group of partners.” It works as expected, just like 360º on Facebook Live, when using smartphone or tablet, you can simply move around the room to see the angels of the video, on desktop you […]

Twitter has invested $70 million in SoundCloud

Twitter has dabbled with the music industry in a few ways, the company’s own Twitter Music service was shut down a few years back because no one knew it existed but now Twitter is back and has invested $70 million in SoundCloud, bringing the value of the audio service to $700 million. The actual deal was made public, but the Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey didnt actually divulge the actual amount […]

Periscope videos are now embedded in Twitter feeds

Periscope, Twitter’s own live streaming service now finally plays and streams directly from Twitter. Before this change, if someone who you’re following went live then to even watch the live stream you had to open up the Periscope app and then watch it, now with this new update for iOS users the Periscope streams will appear directly within the Twitter app and interact with it. Periscope statement: “For broadcasters, this means […]