Android 11 Conversations and Bubbles on Facebook and Twitter previewed

Google released its Android 11 Beta to the public on June 10th, and one among its major updates was a change where all conversations from messaging apps were grouped into a dedicated space in the Notifications screen. Google has now announced collaborations with Facebook and Twitter to help integrate Messenger and Twitter DMs respectively with Android 11’s Conversations API.

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Twitter now lets you create Voice Tweets; rolling out first to iOS users

Twitter has begun rolling out an interesting new feature for its iOS app users, which is the ability to create Voice Tweets. Users can now record their thoughts with their voice, each one having a maximum time limit of a little more than 2 minutes, and post it for their followers to hear.

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Twitter Fleets expands testing to India on iOS and Android

Earlier this year, Twitter started testing a new feature that is similar to Snapchat called “Fleets”, in Brazil and Italy. The feature allowed users to capture their ideas and momentary thoughts in the form of temporary posts that disappear after 24 hours. Today they announced that Twitter will be expanding the testing of Fleets to India.

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Twitter for web gets option to save drafts, schedule tweets

Twitter has announced a new feature in their tweet composer for the web that lets users save drafts of tweets that they want to complete later and also let them schedule send tweets at a time of their choosing. The feature can be accessed with a few clicks and will be appearing for Desktop and mobile web client first.

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Twitter testing conversation setting to limit replies to a tweet

Twitter already offers a few ways to control the conversation surrounding a user’s tweet, like for example, the ability to hide replies to a tweet. Now Twitter has begun testing a new setting where the user will be able to control who can reply to their tweet.

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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 adds new labels and warnings to prevent misinformation spread

Twitter is one of the few major social media companies that have taken an active approach towards preventing the spread of misinformation on its platform. Recently they were testing new ways to label potentially harmfully misleading tweets with warning labels and yesterday they announced new labels and warnings to prevent COVID-19 related misleading information from spreading.

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Twitter for Android testing UI changes to show retweets with comments separately

The android Twitter app appears to be testing a small UI change that will allow users to see more information about Retweets in a clearer way. The new feature was spotted by popular Twitter reverse engineer, Jane Manchun Wong, who showed a screenshot of the feature

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Twitter is testing ‘Fleets’, a Snapchat-type feature that disappears after 24 hours

Twitter has become one of the last major social media platforms to copy Snapchat’s 24-hour disappearing type content, calling it ‘Fleets’. They are currently testing Fleets in Brazil and it will work differently from regular tweets, that is, users will not be able to retweet, like or publicly comment on them.

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Twitter for Android customisable timeline with pinned lists rolling out widely

When you begin to follow a multitude of accounts on twitter, it can start to become a little overwhelming with many topics. In June of 2019, Twitter began testing a feature called Lists on their mobile app that allowed users to split their timeline with different pinned lists. The feature has been in iOS for a quite a while, and now Twitter has announced wide-rollout for Android users too.

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Twitter is testing new ways to target misinformation spread

The spread of misinformation in social media is an issue that is widely debated these days. According to a leaked demo, Twitter may roll a new policy that targets misinformation by having a community of fact-checkers and journalists marking the tweet as “Harmfully misleading” or not.

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Twitter is testing Reddit-like conversation layout for replies

Twitter is experimenting with new ways to display conversations on its platform, trying out Reddit style flows to replies to a Tweet. First seen on Twttr, the prototype app for Twitter.com, it makes use of threaded replies that give a message board type of feel, connecting replies to the original tweeter.

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Twitter to remove user accounts that have been inactive for more than 6 months

Twitter has reported that they will be removing inactive accounts on its site if the user does not sign in to their account by December 11th. Users who haven’t signed into their accounts for more than 6 months will receive an email from Twitter with information about this decision.

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