If you have noticed the trend in social media over the past few months, it’s been all about live video. Bringing your friends, family, and followers closer to the action is the main goal. With Twitter’s introduction of a live video feature this morning, the company is right on track with the other major players such as Instagram and Facebook. (more…)
Beginning now, any mobile user of Twitter can create their very own Moment. Moments, for those not in the know, are a series of tweets that can contain media, such as photos and video, all compiled into a single collection of tweets.
For example, if there was a sporting event, a Moment can highlight various plays from the game, commentary from fans and journalists, and other content. Now, Moments are open to anyone using Twitter, shareable to everyone who follows you. (more…)
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…)
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…)