Twitter will request users to review tweets that contain potentially harmful or offensive words

Twitter is introducing a new feature in their Android and iOS apps, which will prompt users to review their replies if Twitter detects potentially harmful or offensive in the reply. The goal behind this feature is to try and discourage users from posting such tweets, and as a result, make Twitter a more positive experience on the whole.

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Twitter Spaces rolls out to more users; accounts with 600 or more followers can now host a Space

Twitter Spaces, which is their implementation of an audio chat room feature, has now begun rolling out widely after completing its test phase. Twitter accounts that have 600 or more followers can now create their own “Space” and talk about a particular topic or simply have a conversation with their followers.

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Twitter testing “Super Follow” button as a premium feature

Lately, Twitter has been testing a variety of features internally that are designed to enable alternate revenue streams for the company. One of the many ways that the social media giant is trying is through a feature called “Super Follow”, with which users can get extra benefits from accounts they follow.

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You can now upload and view images in 4K on Twitter for iOS and Android

In March, Twitter began testing a feature in the beta versions of iOS and Android apps that would allow users to upload and view images on the platform in a higher resolution, specifically in 4K. The feature is now rolling out globally to all users in the stable version of the Twitter app.

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Twitter Spaces desktop web version coming soon

Twitter is reportedly testing desktop web browser support for their audio-based chatroom feature called Spaces. The company has been hard at work building features for Spaces and is now looking to expand platform support, which currently includes iOS and Android, to the desktop web browser.

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You can now add GIFs and emoji to Fleets on Twitter

Fleets, a feature on Twitter that allows users to post temporary content that disappears after 24-hours, is getting a new update that will allow users to add gifs, stickers and emoji, making them more fun and personalized. The feature is rolling out today on Twitter app for both iOS and Android users.

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Twitter to soon show bigger, uncropped images in Timeline and allow higher-res image upload

Over the years, Twitter has evolved from a social media platform that solely was based on simple text to a platform that is rich in media, both photo and video. However, Twitter is behind their competitors when it comes to the features it supports for uploading and viewing media. That is finally going to change as they have begun testing the ability to view uncropped images on the Timeline along with the ability to upload and view high-res images.

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Twitter experimenting with “Undo Send” feature as part of subscription offering

Ever since Twitter announced that they are exploring premium features on the platform via paid subscriptions, there has been a lot of news surfacing about them. Twitter is now reportedly looking into bringing an “Undo Send” feature that would give users a short period of time to withdraw a tweet after it is published.

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Twitter to introduce e-commerce shopping tools for the platform

A few weeks ago, Twitter revealed that they were looking into different ways to generate revenue through the platform, such as subscription services for premium features. The company is now developing e-commerce features for Twitter, which would enable selling products through them.

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Twitter Spaces now being tested on Android in India

Twitter started testing Spaces voice-based social networking platform, a direct competitor to Clubhouse back in December last year on iOS as a beta app. Now the company has announced that it has started testing the app in beta for Android in several countries including India. Clubhouse is still exclusive to iOS users and is invite-only. Continue reading “Twitter Spaces now being tested on Android in India”

Twitter working on Safety Mode feature to auto-detect and block abusive tweets

During their 2021 Analyst Day presentation, the developers of Twitter revealed that they are working on a new feature for the platform called Safety Mode. There aren’t a lot of details about the feature but from the presentation, it can be inferred that this mode is designed to detect and remove abusive tweets.

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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 begins testing voice DMs on Android and iOS in India, Brazil and Japan

Twitter is testing a new feature in their direct message (DM) service called voice messages. The feature, which will allow users to send messages that are a maximum of 140 seconds, was previously being tested with a small set of users, and is now rolling out in phases in a few countries.

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Twitter records $1.29 Billion in revenue in Q4 2020; 192 million monetizable Daily Active users

Twitter has released their earnings report for the 4th quarter of 2020, revealing that the company earned a revenue of $1.29 billion, which in an increase of 28% compared to Q4 2019. The company saw their average monetizable DAU grow by 27% YoY, reaching 192 million. GAAP operating income was $252 million compared to $153 million a year ago and GAAP operating margin was 20% compared to 15% in Q4 2019.

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Twitter may introduce subscription based features for Tweetdeck and other services

Twitter is reportedly looking into releasing a subscription based model that will be an alternative to the advertisement-supported model that they currently employ. They are still looking into what can be offered for a subscription, including the ability for users to pay to follow content from certain accounts, an “Undo send” button, profile customization options and more.

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