Tag: Twitter

Twitter is relaunching account verification next year

Next year, Twitter is relaunching its account verification process after a four year absence. The process was shut down in 2017 due to issues with who was being verified and for what reason, such as multiple white supremacists who had received verification. When the program gets reintroduced in 2021, they’ll be new rules in place on who gets verified which are in a draft form at the moment. “Please note […]

Twitter will now warn you if you happen to like a tweet which is misleading

Twitter is doing a lot to provide facts, context and general information about what people and companies are tweeting about and one of the latest additions are warning messages if you happen to press ‘like’ on a tweet which has been disputed. This comes after the messages which are present if you retweet or quote retweet an article or disputed tweet. Giving context on why a labeled Tweet is misleading […]

Twitter is down

This is an odd occurrence, Twitter is down. As of around 10:30pm BST the website, apps and APIs all stopped working and it seems to be affecting the company globally, Down Detector has over 58,000 people log an error on its site and while the website loads, you just get this error: Twitter has acknowledged the issue and said on its status page “Investigating – We are currently investigating this […]

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 […]