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Twitter for Android is starting to let some users host their own Spaces

Twitter’s Clubhouse equivalent feature, Spaces, has been in development for a while now. Twitter began testing the feature publicly back in December with a select test group on iOS. The company then expanded the availability of the feature to Android users earlier this month, with the feature first going live for Twitter beta users. At...

Twitter Spaces links now appear as clickable cards on Twitter’s mobile apps while a Tip Jar is under development

Twitter is not typically known for imitating features from other social media apps. Even for the features that Twitter does replicate or has replicated in the past — such as Fleets, it has not been as prompt as Facebook. Twitter Spaces, however, is an exception, and the company did not waste any time before jumping...

Twitter tests improved image cropping and 4K image viewing on mobile

Twitter announced it’s testing a couple of new features related to how users share and view images on the platform. These new tests are available for the official Twitter client on Android and iOS. First up is how images are cropped. Twitter said when you share a single image, how the images appear in the Tweet...

Twitter won’t let you edit tweets, but it could soon let you unsend them

While Twitter has no plans of giving users the highly-requested "Edit" button, the company is currently working on the next best thing. Prolific reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong has discovered an upcoming feature called Undo Send, which will give users the ability to unsend a tweet for a few seconds after they post it. Twitter is...

Twitter is rolling out its Clubhouse-like “Spaces” feature to Android beta users

Clubhouse has earned a decent amount of popularity in the last few weeks because it helped popularize a fresh new concept: live "drop-in" audio chats where anyone can drop in and talk. Clubhouse, in particular, started to become popular through the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, where the internet and social media became even more prevalent in...

Twitter announces new features to help you make money and fight trolls

We recently heard rumors that Twitter was exploring alternate ways to generate revenue, including a subscription model, a tipping feature, advanced profile customization options, and more. Although Twitter neither confirmed nor denied these rumors at the time, it has now announced a host of new features that will help you make money on the platform...

Twitter now lets you send voice messages in DMs in a few regions

Twitter has started testing a new feature that will let users record and send voice messages in DMs. The feature has already started rolling out to some users in India, Brazil, and Japan, and here's how it works: As you can see in the attached tweet, the feature lets you record a voice clip by tapping...

Twitter exploring subscription model and other features to augment revenue

Twitter is reportedly looking at alternative ways to bring in revenue, with a subscription model being one possibility. This would make the social network less reliant on targeted advertising. According to Bloomberg, Twitter’s subscription product has gained more steam over the last several months thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and pressure from activist investors. “Twitter, the thinking...

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...