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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...

Enable hidden features in Twitter for Android with the Tweeks Xposed Module

Despite there being a lot of alternatives to the Twitter app on Android, I like sticking to the regular Twitter app. It works well, it's not overly bloated, and has all the features I need. It also looks good, and it's also constantly updated with new features as soon as they're out. Some are still...

[Update 2: Topic Selector on Twitter web] Twitter update lets you follow Topics you’re interested in, not just People

Twitter has a strong gravitational pull and you can't just occasionally browse, check your notifications, and move over. This is because of the dynamic and instant nature of Twitter and while this can be both engaging and informative, it can also get overwhelming. The astounding flow of information (as well as the banter and the...

[Update 2: Rolling out in Alpha] Twitter’s “Lights Out” dark mode on track to release for Android in September

The engineers at Twitter has been busy chalking out a plan to filter troublesome and complicated tweets by politicians like the US President Donald Trump. It recently flags for politically sensitive (or shall I say insensitive?) tweets so that users can avoid being bothered by remarks that have no place on Twitter but cannot be...

Twitter tests letting you temporarily snooze push notifications and follow topics

Twitter has had its ups and downs through the years, but recently they seem to be pulling things together nicely. Earlier this year the app received the highly requested Dark Mode option (they call it Lights Out Mode), timeline options, and more. The developers have been working on some new features with two particular tests...