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Twitter to relaunch account verification program starting January 2021

You will soon be able to apply for a verification badge on Twitter as the company has announced it will be relaunching the process next month. The latest communication shared by the social media giant comes a few weeks after it had announced its plans to bring back the public verification program in early 2021....

Twitter publicly tests Spaces, its Clubhouse-like voice chat service

After teasing the launch of a Clubhouse-like feature last month, Twitter on Thursday announced Spaces. The experimental new feature is “focused on the intimacy of the human voice,” and will provide users with a space to speak with other like-minded individuals. https://twitter.com/TwitterSpaces/status/1339639767089238019?s=20“The human voice can bring a layer of connectivity to Twitter through emotion, nuance and...

[Update: Confirmed] Twitter code teardown hints that it may shut down Periscope in 2021

Twitter video-sharing app Periscope hasn’t been on the tip of anyone’s tongue recently - apart from in the context of phone cameras. With TikTok being the flavor of 2020, and Twitter’s focus on its disappearing Tweet service Fleets, it’s clear that time has moved on. Indeed, when Twitter decided to buy the site before it...

Twitter fined 450,000 Euros by Irish regulator for GDPR fail

Twitter has been clobbered with a fine of €450,000 (~$546,300) after Irish courts found it had breached Europe’s strong data protection laws, known as GDPR. The fine was brought by Ireland’s data regulator, making it the first scalp for US big tech under the legislation. Twitter was investigated under GDPR rules after an incident in 2019...

Twitter rolls out its Instagram Stories-like “Fleets” to everyone, teases Clubhouse-like voice chat rooms

Twitter has been testing a “Fleets” feature for several months now, and it’s finally rolling out to everyone across the globe on iOS and Android. The company is also testing a Clubhouse-like feature for voice chat rooms. First announced earlier this year, Fleets is a feature that brings ephemeral tweeting to the platform.“That thing you didn’t...

[Update: Launched] Twitter is revamping its API with much-requested features for 3rd-party apps

Twitter is having an interesting week, to say the least. A day after numerous high-profile accounts were hijacked to promote cryptocurrency scams, leading to Twitter temporarily halting new tweets from many verified accounts, the social media company is announcing some big changes to its API. Twitter API v2, as they are calling it, is a...

[Update: Full Rollout] Twitter now lets users limit who can reply to tweets

CES 2020 is well underway and Twitter’s director of product management, Suzanne Xie, has unveiled some new changes that are coming to the platform later this year. These changes all primarily focus on conversations that you can have on the platform and aim to prevent bullying and harassment. The biggest change relates to "conversation participants."...

Google Photos temporarily disables image backups from Facebook, WhatsApp, and other messaging apps by default

Last week, we discovered that Google was preparing to disable Google Photos backups for a number of social media/messaging apps. The app's strings explicitly mentioned the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason, stating that "in an effort to conserve internet resources, backup & sync has been turned off" for messaging apps. Today, that change is officially...

Twitter tests Tweet Reactions and a prompt to get users to actually read articles before retweeting

Twitter jumped on the emoji reaction bandwagon earlier this year in January when it rolled out support for emoji reaction in direct messages. The feature works a lot like the emoji reactions on Facebook and Messenger, allowing users to react to messages with one of seven different emoji. Now, according to a recent tweet from...

[Update 2: Android & Web Rollout] Twitter is starting to show quoted retweets on Android and iOS

Keeping track of conversations on Twitter can prove to be a nightmare, especially if you're using your phone to access the social media platform. In order to make it easier for users to keep track of replies, the company has previously experimented with a couple of different features. Back in April last year, Twitter first...

Some Android apps are being replaced by PWAs when installing through Google Play on Chrome OS

All the way back in 2017, Google announced that it would phase out support for Chrome apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux in favor of Progressive Web Apps. At the time, however, most PWAs were pretty much basic websites that weren't as well-built as a native application. Over the last couple of years, web developers...

Twitter now lets you pin lists as tabs, tests “Fleets”, and starts rolling out threaded replies for Android

If you're an avid Twitter user, you'd already know that the platform's Lists feature can really help you streamline your feed and make it easier for you to follow specific topics or people. In a bid to make accessing these lists even easier, Twitter is now rolling out a new feature that will allow users...