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Twitter tests “author” label tags to keep better track of conversations

Twitter is one of the more popular social networking and interaction sites, and definitely one of the bigger ones that isn't owned by Facebook or Google. Twitter is far from perfect, and the social networking sites does attempt to fix several of its flaw from time to time. The website finally gave users the option...

Twitter for mobile is getting a true black night mode

Twitter is imperfect in a lot of ways and CEO Jack Dorsey accepts the platform's and his own inadequacies. The executive has been making several promises to fix many feature broken features on Twitter - other than the lack of an edit button. For starters, Twitter is fixing the Night Mode which has always felt...

Huawei says a bug caused EMUI to delete pictures saved from Twitter

Earlier this week, a story made the rounds about Huawei deleting images downloaded from the Twitter app. Several users were able to replicate this issue in this thread on the Android subreddit, which is where the issue was first spotted. Basically, the user downloads an image from the Twitter app and a notification from "Huawei System...

[Update: Rolling out now] Twitter will finally let you switch back to a chronological timeline

Twitter is one of the more popular social networks out there. It's used a lot in the technology industry as companies, influencers, and users all recognize the value of the social media platform. Having an established presence on Twitter can be a competitive advantage of some companies. For users in the tech industry, Twitter and...

Google ends “Reply” experiment that added Smart Replies to other apps

Being able to predict what you are going to type out next can be an incredibly convenient feature for any product or service. It's the sole reason why I have stuck with SwiftKey as my 3rd-party keyboard of choice since the Nexus 5 days. Google's machine learning technology is getting good at predicting a variety...

[Update: Live] Twitter reveals new API that removes key features from 3rd-party apps

When Twitter was growing its user base, third-party clients like Flamingo, Falcon, and Talon were flourishing on Android. Then, the company implemented restrictions on its APIs; in particular, a developer could only request 100,000 login tokens for their users. For example, the popular Flamingo client was pulled from the Google Play Store after the developer reached the token...

Twitter Lite now available in India and 20 more countries

People tend to want more out of the things they already have. A prime example of this is the mobile phone industry, where cellphones used to just be for calling and later texting people on the go but evolved to smartphone use with hundreds of different apps. Now we are at the point where the...

Google joins Microsoft and others to make it easy to transfer data between services

Transferring your data between services can prove difficult, and that's why the Data Transfer Project has been founded. Created by Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and Facebook, the service tries to make it easy for you to transfer your files between different services. You could import your photos from Microsoft OneDrive to Google Photos, for example. It's not...

Official Twitter app for Android adds a new bottom navigation bar

Twitter's Android app has always offered a navigation bar for switching between the Feed, Search, Notifications, and Direct Messages. Traditionally, like almost every other app, it was placed at the top of the screen. But, after Google introduced a bottom navigation bar in Material Design guidelines, many apps have switched. Today, Twitter joined the party,...

PSA: Change your Twitter passwords now

If you needed another reminder to frequently update your passwords, Twitter has you covered. The social network has revealed that a bug caused the platform to store passwords unmasked in an internal log. That means passwords were stored unprotected in plain text and could have potentially been stolen. You should change your password just in...

[Update: Delaying deadline] Twitter’s crackdown on third-party clients continues as key features will disappear in June

When Twitter was a shiny new social network it had a great relationship with developers. 3rd-party Twitter apps were some of the most popular apps when Android was a new platform. Names like Swift and Twidroyd were at the top of the charts. As the social network has grown and become more mainstream, they have...

[Hands on] ‘Reply’ brings Smart Replies to Twitter, Hangouts, Android Messages, Facebook Messenger, and more

Last week, we heard about an interesting new application that is in development. Called 'Reply,' the app was made by Googlers from Area 120, an experimental division within Google. The app aims to bring smart reply functionality to chat/messaging apps that currently do not have it, such as Twitter, Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Skype, Slack, Whatsapp,...