Twitter launches Communities, a similar idea to Facebook Groups

Twitter has recently introduced a new Communities feature, which has a similar feature set to Facebook Groups, which is very popular. Twitter has said that for now the new feature is invite only and it is due to be launched sometime in the future. Like Facebook Groups, Twitter Communities are forum like areas for people to go and discuss things they are mutually interested in, be it motorcycles, Apple or […]

Twitter now supports Sign in with Apple on iOS and web

Twitter announced this week that it now supporting account creation using an Apple ID or a Google account. New users can use their Apple ID to sign up on the web, iPadOS and iOS and then choose whether to give Twitter their real email address or hide it by using Apple’s relay service. However, Twitter does require that a date of birth is inputted. However, it seems that there are […]

Twitter’s Fleets ‘story mode’ is going away in August

Twitter has announced today that Fleets, it’s relatively new mode for ‘story like’ content that’s similar to offerings from Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook Instagram is going away in August. Twitter announced Fleets back in November last year, with some mixed reactions. Some users liked it, some didn’t and it seems that the people that didn’t have shown Twitter that they don’t with not using it, as Twitter has said it is […]

Twitter announces new ‘Twitter Blue’ subscription service, adds more features

This week, Twitter has announced its new subscription service which adds more features to the social network such as undoing a Tweet and some visual customisation of the app logo and app theme as well as priority access to Twitter Support. Twitter Blue will cost $2.99 per month in the US and launched this week in Canada and Australia for $3.49 CAD and $4.49 AUD respectively. Twitter has said the […]

Twitter now accepting verification requests again

Last week, Twitter announced that for the first time since 2017 it is resuming the Verified Account Program, allowing anyone to request to be verified so long as they are a government officials, journalists or any notable company or brand. Twitter asks for various fields to be filled in to request verification, such as Google Trends data, news references and more. Twitter has said that initially, not everyone will see […]

Twitter could start its verification program up again next week

According to well regarded researcher, Jane Manchum Wong – Twitter could be gearing up to re launch its user verification program next week. The system has been in place for over a decade to give those users a blue checkmark, which means they are verified. Account verification is useful for celebrities, news outlets, politicians and more to help the general public differentiate them from potential parody accounts, or imposters. I […]

Twitter now supports larger images in the timeline

Last week, Twitter made a noticeable change to the way the timeline works on its iOS app with the addition of larger image previews, which basically means taller images won’t be cut off anymore. Twitter has long only displayed a 16×9 version of the image to show in the timeline, probably to make scrolling through faster, but it did add some friction to opening images. Twitter was testing this back […]

Twitter clears the @POTUS account of its followers, starting a fresh now with Joe Biden

Twitter said that when the new President of the United States, Joe Biden took over from from Donald Trump the two accounts for @POTUS and @WhiteHouse would have all of the followers removed as soon as the new administration was sworn in. Before the accounts were moved over and decommissioned, POTUS had 33 million followers, but during his administration Donald Trump rarely used it, instead using his personal account (@realDonaldTrump) he has […]

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 […]