Twitter now has an Android TV app, bringing all of its amazing video content straight to your living room’s HDTV. By saying amazing, I’m being somewhat sarcastic, considering Twitter’s video content is only as good as the content that its users provide to followers.
While Twitter does have agreements to stream Thursday Night Football and plenty of election coverage, the rest of the media available on the site is pretty much all user generated. (more…)
Twitter detailed upcoming changes this morning, changes that will potentially help users curb the excessive amount of online abuse that takes place on the network. The updates center around three focus areas: controls, reporting, and enforcement. (more…)
Vine announced the upcoming closure of its mobile apps today, with complete shutdown to happen in the coming months. Even with that sad news, the company states that it will keep its desktop version alive, allowing you to go back and watch your past creations. However, if you want to save those clips and move them to somewhere else, you should probably download the app and get on that. (more…)
According to reports this morning, Twitter may be looking to sell itself off before year’s end. Possible buyers have already been named, with three large companies reportedly leading the pack of potential suitors. The first two companies are Google and Salesforce, with a separate report claiming Verizon is even in the mix to acquire Twitter. (more…)
Twitter didn’t abandon their 140-character limit for tweets today, but they did make it much easier for you to get your message across while tweeting and sharing other things. Starting today, photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and quote tweets no longer count towards the 140 character limit within a tweet.
If for some reason your official Twitter app has yet to show Night Mode as an option in its slideout navigation, you should begin seeing it today. Twitter announced this morning that everyone should now be able to use the darker mode for those darker times where the overly-white Twitter UI might be unwelcoming.
To see what Night Mode looks like, take a look at the short clip included in Twitter’s tweet about the feature below. But you can probably guess how it works and looks, right? A Night Mode turns white to black and makes it not so bright and painful on your eyes when in dark situations. (more…)
The blue badge will soon be somewhat easier to attain, Twitter friends. The social platform announced today that they will open an online application process to allow users to apply, in a way, for Verified status on Twitter. That’s big news for those who think they deserve to be Verified, but have never figured out how to get there, mostly because Twitter has never had a public process for doing so.
For those not familiar with the blue badge, think of it as a way for Twitter users to know that the accounts they are seeing or considering following or retweeting are “key individuals or organizations” that are authentic and not some troll account. You’ll see the blue badge next to public figures, musicians, celebrities, fashion brands, politicians, athletes and sports organizations, and journalists or news outlets. (more…)
Over the coming weeks, Twitter will rollout an update to its Android and iOS apps that introduces #Stickers, which as the name for them suggests, are fun little stickers that can be placed on the photos you share through Twitter.
With #Stickers, you get a “new way to add creativity to your photos and connect them to the world.” Twitter says you can choose from rotating sets that include “hundreds of accessories, emoji, and props” that will be both generic and potentially timely. You could see options that help you show support for a cause, but let’s be honest here, aren’t we all seeing this as a way for Twitter to partner with brands? Yes, we are. (more…)