Starting this week, users of the standard Twitter app will be treated to an overhauled Connect tab, which is the tab used for finding new people to follow. Usually, Twitter recommends a few brands for you to follow, as well as people you might interact with on the service. According to Twitter, folks should begin to see better recommendations following an update to the app.
Not only should the recommendations be a bit better, but profile text will also be accompanied with the standard name and profile picture, giving you a better understanding of why you are seeing these users as recommended. For example, if you follow a certain sports team, you might be recommended to follow that team’s press core, giving you more insider info on that team. (more…)
This morning, Fenix, the popular Twitter app on Android that hit Twitter’s ridiculous token/user limit, returned to Google Play. That seemed odd to us since the removal was likely a part of a realization that the developer shouldn’t be selling an app to users who weren’t ever going to be able to login. So we reached out to the developer and he responded with a somewhat cryptic Tweet that is certainly interesting, especially to other 3rd party developers worried about Twitter’s limit. (more…)
Now that Fenix, one of the better 3rd party Twitter apps, is more than likely dead after reaching Twitter’s 100K token limit, today seems like the perfect day to ask you all how you go about consuming the Tweets. Have you given up buying Twitter apps that will one day be left for dead and instead gone with the official Twitter app? Or, are you still doing your part in supporting awesome 3rd party developers who continue to make better apps than Twitter can?
In the poll below, let us know which way your Twitter life has taken you. As a follow-up, head into the comments to let us know why you gave up and stuck with the official Twitter app or which 3rd party apps you are all using.
Fenix, one of the best 3rd party Twitter apps on Android, appears to have hit Twitter’s ridiculous token limit and is now gone from Google Play. Over the weekend, a user tweeted at the official Fenix account while looking for help after seeing a message that made reference to Fenix being unable to authenticate more users. Fenix’s owner replied with the bad news on the limit, along with a refund offer. (more…)
According to at least a couple of users, Periscope is working on a Sketching feature for those who stream via the service, granting the ability to draw on top of the video that is being streamed to viewers. Sort of like what you would find on Snapchat, streamers can draw simple shapes or draw attention to a specific object by highlighting it with a circle. (more…)
Want to spark up a private convo regarding a tweet you see on your Twitter timeline? Thanks to the addition of a new, little message icon, users on Twitter can privately share any public tweet directly to a friend, then discuss it behind closed doors. (more…)
An update for Fenix, a popular 3rd-party Twitter app, includes support for quickly adding GIFs to your tweets and direct messages. This inclusion comes shortly after Twitter added the same functionality, and exactly like Twitter, this feature is powered by Giphy. (more…)
Lovers of the almighty GIF will be grateful of Twitter’s new GIF Search feature, allowing users to search through a vast library of GIFs for usage in tweets and direct messages. From now on, you will never need to have all of your GIFs downloaded and saved somewhere safe for use at just the right time. (more…)