Twitter acquires Slack-rival Quill to improve its messaging tools

Twitter has made its first acquisition under its new CEO, Parag Agrawal. The microblogging site Twitter announced that it has acquired Slack-competitor Quill to help improve its direct messaging tools. Continue reading “Twitter acquires Slack-rival Quill to improve its messaging tools”

Twitter updates private information policy; bans sharing photos and videos without consent

Twitter has updated its private information policy to disallow users from sharing photos and videos of private people without their permission. Continue reading “Twitter updates private information policy; bans sharing photos and videos without consent”

Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO, CTO Parag Agrawal to replace him

Twitter CEO and co-founder Jack Dorsey announced on Monday that he is stepping down from his position, however, he will stay on the board of the company until his term expires in 2022.

The company board has appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Parag Agrawal as his successor with immediate effect.  Continue reading “Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO, CTO Parag Agrawal to replace him”

Twitter announces Super Follows creator subscription and Communities features

At its Analyst Day 2021  Twitter has teased two new features — Super Follows and Communities. According to the company, Super Follows allows users to charge their followers for access to extra content. Continue reading “Twitter announces Super Follows creator subscription and Communities features”

Twitter shuts down experimental app twttr; turns off threaded replies

Micro-blogging site Twitter has been experimenting with threaded replies for some time now. However, due to users’ feedback, the company has decided to stop implementing it owing to the difficulty in reading and joining the conversations. Continue reading “Twitter shuts down experimental app twttr; turns off threaded replies”

Twitter to show a warning when you try to like a labeled tweet

Recently, the micro-blogging site Twitter has started showing warning who tries to like or retweet a labeled tweet. Twitter began showing a warning before the 2020 US presidential election when users tried to retweet a flagged tweet. Continue reading “Twitter to show a warning when you try to like a labeled tweet”

Twitter allows some employees to work from home permanently

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the daily ritual of millions of people across the globe including where they work. In an attempt to curb the spread of the disease many companies including Apple, Google, Twitter informed their employees to work from home. Continue reading “Twitter allows some employees to work from home permanently”

Twitter rolls out ‘Hide Replies’ feature globally

Update: November 22 — Twitter has started rolling out the hide replies feature globally so that users can choose to hide replies to their Tweets, after testing it back in July. Everyone can see and engage with hidden replies by tapping the gray icon that will appear on the Tweets. It has also posted things it learned during the test.

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Twitter now lets you Retweet with GIF, photos and video

Twitter introduced several changes to its platform recently including a dedicated ‘Report’ option, ‘hide replies’ feature and more. Today, Twitter has announced that it is launching the ability to Retweet with GIF, photos, and video.

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Twitter rolls out a dedicated ‘Report’ option to prevent misleading election tweets

Twitter has been working on a lot of features right now especially on curbing fake news and abusive content. In this regard, a few days back, the micro-blogging site shared the progress and changes that can be expected in the upcoming months. Continue reading “Twitter rolls out a dedicated ‘Report’ option to prevent misleading election tweets”

Twitter rolls out ‘Lights out’ AMOLED-friendly true-black dark mode

As per the latest news, Twitter is expanding its dark mode options for iOS users by adding a “Lights Out” option as well as an automatic dark mode. There is an optional setting that makes the current dark mode more of a pitch black. Continue reading “Twitter rolls out ‘Lights out’ AMOLED-friendly true-black dark mode”

Twitter rolls out ‘Twttr’ experimental beta app to let users test new features

Not so long ago, Twitter announced prototype of its new beta app “Twttr” to the selected user which lets testers try out new features and provide feedback. Continue reading “Twitter rolls out ‘Twttr’ experimental beta app to let users test new features”

Twitter makes it easier to report tweets that share personal information

Twitter is adding an option to report problematic tweets that share personal information on the platform. From now on, while reporting, the user will be redirected to the menu that allows them to be more specific and highlight the information. Continue reading “Twitter makes it easier to report tweets that share personal information”

Twitter confirms to be working on ‘Hide Tweet’ feature

Twitter confirmed that it is developing a new “Hide Tweet” feature which will give users an ability to protect their conversations. This new option is found in Twitter’s code and appear in the list choices when you click the “Share” button on a tweet. “Hide Tweet” might work as an alternative to muting or blocking a user, while still offering some control over a conversation. Continue reading “Twitter confirms to be working on ‘Hide Tweet’ feature”

Twitter to soon let you add clarifications or annotations to old tweets

Twitter doesn’t want to embrace an ‘edit button’, though it remains one of the most requested features. The company in numerous instances in the past has slipped answering the question. However, this time, it sounds different as the company’s CEO Jack Dorsey said that Twitter is “thinking about” some kind of feature that would let people go back to the Tweet and add clarifications or annotations to old tweets. Continue reading “Twitter to soon let you add clarifications or annotations to old tweets”