Twitter boosts account security protocols to avoid election period disasters
Twitter will prompt owners of ‘high-profile’ accounts to activate 2FA and will automatically enable its Password Reset Protection.
Twitter now lets everyone limit who can reply to their tweets
Adios, all ye angry fellas who think jumping into someone else’s conversation to share thy immense wisdom and immeasurable expertise is their birthright!
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Twitter is testing a ‘Retweets with comments’ alternative, ‘Quote’ tweet counts
It will show how many quotes a tweet has instead of making you click to see it.
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Twitter purportedly expresses interest in acquiring TikTok US operations
Twitter has reportedly approached TikTok’s Chinese owner ByteDance to express interest in acquiring the US operations of the video-sharing app.
Twitter accounts of government officials and state-backed media will now be labeled
The social media giant will also stop amplifying accounts or tweets from state-backed media outlets on the home page, timeline or search through its recommendation algorithm.
17-year old Florida teen arrested for being the mastermind behind Twitter’s massive hack
As per the US Department of Justice, the scam bitcoin account that was mentioned in the fraudulent tweets got transfers worth over $100,000.
Twitter is surveying users about a subscription-based model of its platform
Twitter is also asking users if they will pay to see lesser ads on social media, and how the audience will react to a paid version of the platform.
Twitter is exploring a subscription-based model that might be tested later this year
CEO Jack Dorsey added that the company has set “a really high bar for when we would ask consumers to pay for aspects of Twitter.”
Pocketnow Daily: Apple Glass: Your PRIVATE iPhone Screen? (video)
On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the new privacy feature that the Apple Glass may give future iPhone models, Arm-based MacBooks and more
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Twitter says no passwords were accessed after the massive cryptocurrency scam hack
The social media giant revealed that some of its employees with access to internal systems and tools were targeted to execute the attack.
Twitter makes it easier to access DMs on the web
The company has begun rolling out a dedicated Messages tab that is always present as a collapsible window in the bottom right corner of the screen.
Twitter accounts of Apple, Uber, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and more hacked to promote Bitcoin scam
I’ll double the Bitcoin donation you send me in the next 30 mins. Well, no thanks!
Opera 69 for desktop brings Twitter integration in the sidebar
You can now keep up with your direct messages, launch a quick Twitter search, or just scroll through the timeline in search a funny meme from the sidebar.
Twitter is exploring automatic and manual transcription for audio tweets
Head of Design and Research at Twitter, Dantley Davis, shared that he will advocate for the accessibility team to be a part of a project from its start.
Facebook, Twitter remove doctored video shared by Trump over copyright complaint
Less than a day ago, Twitter flagged a video shared by President…
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Twitter is on a roll, adds new features to its ‘Lists’
It seems to be a staged rollout for Android and iOS users.
Twitter launches search prompts in India to aid people at risk of domestic violence
Searching for keywords related to domestic abuse and dowry crimes on Twitter will assist people in finding resources and help on NCW and WCD portals.
Twitter is testing audio tweets on iOS, and we’re doomed
I usually don’t say this but, “Hey Twitter, don’t bring this feature to Android. EVER.”
Remember reaction emojis on Facebook? Twitter is testing them too
The set of reaction emojis on Twitter is not the same as the selection you get on Facebook, but the idea is similar at its core.
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Twitter wants you to read an article before retweeting it
Twitter is testing a new feature on Android that will ask if you would like to read the article first, before retweeting it.
Fleets, Twitter’s own version of Stories, is now available in India
Fleets can include text, photo, GIF, or a video of your choice. And if your DMs are open, your followers can react to them as well.
Twitter working on an in-app verification request system with more transparency
Twitter will also make the policies governing the verification of an account more transparent to users.
Twitter’s web app now lets you schedule tweets or save them as a draft
Tweets saved as draft on Twitter’s web client won’t sync with the mobile app, even though you’re logged in with the same account.
Twitter makes it easier to add image descriptions on mobile and desktop
You no longer have to open the image edit settings to add alt-text or description for a photo in your tweet or direct message.
Twitter’s new experiment will let you control who can reply to your tweets
Those who can’t reply to a tweet will still be able to view, like and retweet it.