Twitter reports $1.19 billion in total revenue during Q2 2021; reached 206 million average monetizable daily active users

Twitter has released their earnings report for the second quarter of 2021, recording a total revenue of $1.19 billion globally, which equates to a growth of 74% YoY. Along with this, their average monetizable daily active users have increased by 11% YoY to a total of 206 million users.

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Twitter is testing downvoting button for replies to understand which replies to show

When it comes to reacting to content found on social media, platforms often only offer a ‘Like’ button, and rarely provide the option to dislike something. Now, for some iOS users, Twitter is testing a downvoting button for reply tweets, with the goal of understanding what kind of replies to show users.

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Twitter is shutting down Fleets due to lack of engagement

Just a year after introducing the feature, Twitter Fleets will no longer be available in the platform after August 3, 2021. The feature was initially introduced to get around a user’s anxiety when tweeting their thoughts, however, the company noticed that it was being used by people who tweet the most.

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Twitter India publishes June 2021 IT rules compliance report; appoints grievance officer

Twitter has published their compliance report for the month of June 2021, according to the requirements of the new IT rules 2021. Along with this, Twitter also announced the appointment of Vinay Prakash as their resident grievance officer, which is also another requirement of the IT law.

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Twitter testing new privacy features that will allow users to hide their accounts from search

User privacy is a very important part of online social media platforms. Twitter is reportedly looking to improve their user privacy settings with a few features, such as the ability to toggle the discoverability of their accounts, check their account’s privacy setting with a one-stop “Privacy check-up”, and more.

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Twitter working on Reply Language Prompts, Trusted Friends and more features

Now and then, developers at Twitter tease upcoming features that are still in development. The company showed three new features that they are exploring at the moment, called Reply Language Prompts, Trusted Friends and Facets.

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Twitter opens applications to try out Ticketed Spaces and Super Follows

Twitter has finally opened the application process for users to apply for two premium services – Ticketed Spaces and Super Follow. These two features introduce new ways of monetization on the platform, allowing users to engage and earn money from their audience.

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Twitter for iOS now lets you share tweets directly to Instagram Stories

Last year, Twitter introduced a feature that allows users to directly share their tweets in Snapchat and Instagram Stories. While support for the feature was rolled out for Snapchat, sharing to Instagram was only being tested with a limited set of users. Now, the feature is rolling out to all Instagram users for iOS.

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Twitter may lose intermediary platform status over row with Government of India

The battle between social media giant Twitter and the Government of India has heated up significantly as Indian Government may revoke the protections offered by Twitter being an Intermediary. This decision was taken after Twitter reportedly remains non-compliant with the new IT rules that went into effect on May 25th.

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Twitter might introduce Unmention feature to reduce unwanted notifications

Twitter mentions are a great way to be included in different conversations on the platform. However, it is possible to get overwhelmed by mention notifications and sometimes even get pulled into unwanted conversations. To solve these issues, Twitter is looking into ways to “unmention” yourself from a thread.

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Twitter Super Follow subscription feature said to launch soon

Twitter has been working on multiple features lately that are designed to bring more revenue for the company. One such feature is called Super Follow, where users will be able to charge their followers for some extra exclusive content. The feature has been in the works for some months now, and is reportedly about to be launched soon.

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Twitter Blue subscription service with bookmark folders, undo tweets and more begins rolling out

After months of being rumoured, Twitter has finally begun rolling out their premium subscription based service called Twitter Blue in Canada and Australia. The service provides many benefits to subscribers, including bookmark folders, undo tweets, reader mode and more.

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Twitter begins testing full-screen ads in Fleets for iOS and Android

Ever since Twitter revealed that they were looking into new ways of earning revenue on the platform, they have steadily pushed out new features for it. Their latest attempt at monetizing features on the platform is by showing full screen advertisements in Fleets, which has begun testing since June 1st.

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Twitter claims Free Speech in India is threatened; Government strikes back with claims that Twitter seeks to undermine India’s legal system

The battle between social media giants and the Government of India is heating up significantly, with the latest one being about the new IT rules. Twitter has come out with a statement alleging that the Government’s new rules infringes on the rights to freedom of speech, with dangerous levels of overreach. In response, Government of India released a statement, claiming that Twitter is trying to dictate their own terms to India and subverting the law of the land.

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Twitter Spaces now supported on Mobile web and Desktop Web client

After months of being available on the iOS and Android app, Twitter is finally making Spaces available on the Mobile Web and Desktop Web Twitter client. The move should encourage more Twitter users to join Spaces from their desktops, with all the functionality enjoyed by the mobile app users.

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