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  • Twitter’s latest test changes ‘Retweet with Comment’ so it looks more like a Reply

    Twitter’s new prototype testing program isn’t the only way it’s working to fix conversations on its site. The company confirmed it’s currently running another public-facing test focused on making Twitter “more conversational” — but this time with Retweets instead of Replies. The test involves using a thin line to connect a quote-style retweet to the […]

  • Twitter opens applications for its ‘prototype’ program, first tests to focus on fixing conversations

    Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January. The program potentially can cover any and every aspect of the Twitter experience, but the first set of tests will focus on how interactions between people, and specifically replies, appear on Twitter. They will include a new design […]

  • Twitter names first international markets to get checks on political advertisers

    Twitter has announced it’s expanding checks on political advertisers outside the U.S. to also cover Australia, India and all the member states of the European Union. This means anyone wanting to run political ads on its platform in those regions will first need to go through its certification process to prove their identity and certify […]

  • Even years later, Twitter doesn’t delete your direct messages

    When does "delete" really mean delete? Not always, or even at all, if you're Twitter.

  • Twitter considering a tweet ‘clarifying’ function

    Clarification hasn’t always been Twitter’s strong suit. Fittingly, there’s a bit of confusion around the longstanding suggestion that the service could add an “edit” button in order to save users from silly typos and, well, much, much worse. At a Goldman Sachs event this week, Jack Dorsey clarified that, rather than adding a controversial edit […]

  • First look at Twitter’s Snapchatty new Camera feature

    Twitter has been secretly developing an enhanced camera feature that’s accessible with a swipe from the home screen and allows you to overlay captions on photos, videos, and Live broadcasts before sharing them to the timeline. Twitter is already used by people to post pictures and videos, but as it builds up its profile as […]

  • Manipulating an Indian politician’s tweets is worryingly easy to do

    Here’s a concerning story from India, where the upcoming election is putting the use of social media in the spotlight. While the Indian government is putting Facebook, Google and other companies under pressure to prevent their digital platforms from being used for election manipulation, a journalist has demonstrated just how easy it is to control […]

  • No, your tweets aren’t awful. Twitter’s Likes are currently borked. (Update: It’s fixed)

    Update: Twitter said the issues have been resolved. We’re happy to report that these issues are now resolved. Thanks for your patience! — Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) February 13, 2019 If you have been experiencing issues with the Like or Retweet count on Twitter and are desperately seeking validation, here it is: yes, it’s Twitter, not […]

  • Twitter Q4 beats on sales of $909M and EPS of $0.33, but MAUs slump to just 321M

    After strong results from Facebook and Snap this quarter, all eyes were on Twitter to see if the other big, publicly listed social network could deliver a hat trick of growth. If we judged the company on financials alone, Twitter did not disappoint. The company reported Q4 revenues of $909 million (up 24 percent on […]

  • This Marie Kondo-inspired Twitter tool will help you declutter your timeline so it again ‘sparks joy’

    Does your Twitter timeline spark joy? If you’re like most people, probably not. Over the years, you probably politely followed back a few too many Twitter accounts, and now have a timeline filled with all sorts of random tweets from people you can’t even remember following in the first place. A new Twitter tool, Tokimeki Unfollow, […]