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Twitter rolls out Revue newsletter subscription button for tweets

Twitter rolls out Revue newsletter subscription button for tweets

Months after revealing its plans regarding its Revue acquisition and the future of newsletters on its platform, Twitter has introduced Revue subscription buttons on tweets, enabling users to monetize the content they already publish. The new option joins the previously released Tip Jar feature, which allows users to put links to cash apps and platforms in their bio.

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Twitter says its algorithms favor tweets with right-leaning political content

Twitter says its algorithms favor tweets with right-leaning political content

Twitter has published the results from a study that analyzed its algorithms to explore potential political bias. The company notes that users who have an algorithmically sorted home timeline will see a combination of tweets from people they follow and recommended tweets based on their Twitter activity. This initial study compared the political content users see in their timeline when it is sorted by an algorithm rather than chronologically.

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Twitter users can now quietly remove followers without blocking them

Twitter users can now quietly remove followers without blocking them

Among the many features it has tested and released this year, Twitter is now giving its users the ability to better control who follows their accounts without taking drastic steps or potentially drawing unwanted attention. Going forward, all users now have access to the soft block feature the company started testing last month.

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Twitter tests feature that warns when conversations may get heated

Twitter tests feature that warns when conversations may get heated

Twitter has detailed a number of experimental features and tests over the summer, and it doesn't look like its plans are slowing down any time soon. This time around, the company revealed that it is testing a prompt that will appear for mobile users when they encounter a conversation that "could get heated or intense."

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Facebook outage: Twitter, TikTok, more buckle as social refugees flood rivals

Facebook outage: Twitter, TikTok, more buckle as social refugees flood rivals

Most of you already know this, but Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp have been down for most of the day. What might be even more surprising than those three services being down for more than a few minutes at a time is the fact that this outage is having a noticeable knock-on effect on the rest of the internet. In fact, many other social media websites are buckling under the strain of Facebook and Instagram users who are flocking to other services.

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Twitter finally improves its terrible video quality

Twitter finally improves its terrible video quality

It's no secret that Twitter has less than great video quality, but that's finally starting to change. The company has announced a new adjustment to its video tech that reduces how pixelated videos look, improving the experience for people who use the platform to catch the latest movie trailers, video game teasers, and more.

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Twitter brings Bitcoin aboard, NFT might be next

Twitter brings Bitcoin aboard, NFT might be next

Twitter started using Bitcoin this week with the addition of a feature called Tips. You might've seen Tips in Twitter before when it was called "Tip Jar" - now it's just Tips. This Tips feature also just rolled out to all iOS users around the world - and Android is next.

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Twitter verifications return again for users who really want a blue badge

Twitter verifications return again for users who really want a blue badge

Around one month after its most recent pause, Twitter has once again opened back up its public verifications tool, allowing anyone with a Twitter account to apply for their own small blue badge. Not all users will see the option to apply for verification initially, though Twitter notes anyone who doesn't yet see the option should keep checking.

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Twitter label test makes it easier to sort useful bots from spammers

Twitter label test makes it easier to sort useful bots from spammers

Amid Twitter's vast number of ongoing tests is a new one that labels bot accounts, making it clear to other users that the tweets are automated, not manually published by an individual. Not all bots are bad, of course; they can be used to, for example, automatically share data from NASA missions or provide users with real-time info on their local weather situation.

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Twitter Communities enter testing, but they may not be what you were expecting

Twitter Communities enter testing, but they may not be what you were expecting

Twitter announced today that it's going to begin testing a new feature called Communities. As the name suggests, Twitter Communities will allow people with shared interests to create groups about those interests, much like Facebook Groups do. There will, however, be some big differences between the way Facebook and Twitter handle their communities.

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Twitter edge-to-edge images for iOS make it more like Instagram

Twitter edge-to-edge images for iOS make it more like Instagram

Twitter is testing a new feature this week that'll make the whole platform a lot more like Instagram. Starting on iOS devices (of course), Twitter is testing what they're calling "edge-to-edge" images. This goes for individual images as well as sets of images in a gallery. With this feature, there'll be no space between images posted in a Tweet and the edge of a display screen.

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Twitter leaks indicate Tip Jar Bitcoin support will arrive soon

Twitter leaks indicate Tip Jar Bitcoin support will arrive soon

Earlier this year, Twitter introduced a feature called Tip Jar that allows users to give creators tips directly on their profiles. The feature is one of the multiple new ways Twitter is enabling its users to monetize their tweets, a particularly useful feature for artists, musicians, and anyone else who creates content and has built an online audience.

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