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Twitter subscriptions test hints at easier way to follow threads

Twitter subscriptions test hints at easier way to follow threads

Twitter has confirmed that it is working on a subscription feature that will enable users to subscribe to specific conversations, providing a cleaner, simpler alternative to liking or replying to a tweet. The feature was first revealed by software engineer Jane Manchun Wong, who has an excellent track record with uncovering unannounced features hidden in popular apps.

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Twitter app update makes camera the star

Twitter app update makes camera the star

A big Twitter app update shifts photo and video capture - and sharing - to the fore, with an updated camera aiming to oust Instagram for your media addiction. The new version of the Twitter app is being rolled out over the next few days, the company says, and will change how the camera is accessed from the main feed.

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Twitter drops the vowels for a new experimental app

Twitter drops the vowels for a new experimental app

It isn't really a secret that Twitter would like to change the way conversations happen on its platform, and today, it's launching a new app that might help it accomplish that goal. The new app is named Twttr, and it'll be used to test experimental features before they go live. Unfortunately, this new app isn't freely accessible, and instead is available only by invite.

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Twitter makes it easier to report tweets that dox you

Twitter makes it easier to report tweets that dox you

Twitter says it wants to react faster in dealing with tweets that contain personal information, and so it has expanded its reporting feature to include more details about what the reported tweet contains. If someone maliciously reveals your private information on Twitter -- or carelessly shares something they shouldn't -- you can now alert Twitter to the fact that a reported tweet contains personal info.

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Twitter can soon hide replies to moderate conversations

Twitter can soon hide replies to moderate conversations

Given the brevity of space and simplicity of controls, Twitter hasn't exactly been the greatest forum for in-depth conversations. The expansion to 280 characters does offer a bit more freedom and some have even gotten used to splitting up long replies into multi-part tweets. All that's left, then, is a way to control the flow of conversation. That is apparently coming soon as Twitter starts to play around with the idea of hiding replies to tweets to "protect conversations."

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BlackBerry sues Twitter for alleged messaging patent infringement

BlackBerry sues Twitter for alleged messaging patent infringement

BlackBerry has slapped Twitter with a patent infringement lawsuit, alleging that the social network copied its technology related to mobile messaging apps. The new lawsuit follows a similar legal complaint filed against Facebook last year, that likewise alleging the company had infringed its patent. In this case, BlackBerry claims Twitter has infringed upon half a dozen of its patents.

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Twitter caught storing DMs years after being deleted

Twitter caught storing DMs years after being deleted

Twitter seems have been hit by yet another blow to its privacy and security reputation. The social media company has been found keeping data on direct messages that were deleted by users, despite stating that it does the opposite on its Help pages. Even more surprising is that DMs are being stored years after deletion, including those sent to or from accounts that were suspended or deactivated.

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Twitter says an ‘issue’ is messing with Likes, retweets, and notifications

Twitter says an ‘issue’ is messing with Likes, retweets, and notifications

On Tuesday, Twitter revealed via its Support account that the platform is currently experiencing an "issue" with multiple aspects of its service, including Likes. The confirmation follows complaints from users who noticed unusual variations in the Likes on their tweets, the changes having prompted speculation that Twitter was suspending large numbers of accounts or removing Likes for nefarious reasons.

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Twitter still figuring out how to let users edit tweets

Twitter still figuring out how to let users edit tweets

It's 2019 and, in two months, Twitter would be 13 years old. A lot has changed since it launched in 2006 but one thing has not: its inability to edit tweets. This feature has long been requested to not only edit embarrassing typos but also to clarify erroneous statements. Knowing too well the can of worms it could open, the social networking giant has tread carefully on how to implement that feature. And CEO Jack Dorsey has a few ideas that sadly still remain unimplemented.

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Twitter tests Original Tweeter flair to stop conversation confusion

Twitter tests Original Tweeter flair to stop conversation confusion

If you've ever been to Twitter, then you know that one tweet can quickly grow into a confusing mass of posts from both the person who published the original tweet and other users who have decided to add their two cents. Today, Twitter has confirmed that it's testing a new flair that will identify the original poster in a thread, hopefully cutting back on that confusion when the number of replies grows into the hundreds or even thousands.

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Huawei’s disappearing Twitter photos problem is less dramatic than you think

Huawei’s disappearing Twitter photos problem is less dramatic than you think

Huawei seems to be the favorite target of conspiracy theories in the tech industry these days. Especially when you consider recent news about arrested executives and government bans against Huawei happening not just in the US but worldwide as well. So when something out of the ordinary happens on users’ Huawei and Honor phones, like, say, vanishing photos downloaded from Twitter, the Interwebs unsurprisingly goes crazy over what almost seems like a vendor’s unauthorized backdoor access to phones.

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Twitter starts rolling out new web interface: Here’s how to get it

Twitter starts rolling out new web interface: Here’s how to get it

Back in August 2018, Twitter revealed that it was testing a new interface on the web that included Explore and Bookmarks. Now, several months later, the company is giving a larger number of people access to this simplified new design, though they won't see it automatically. Some Twitter users on desktop can now an opt-in for access to the redesign.

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