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Periscope disappears tomorrow, legacy lives on in Twitter

Periscope disappears tomorrow, legacy lives on in Twitter

Social networking giants are known for copying or buying up what may appear to be trendy at that time. Some become almost household names but a good number also fade into obscurity. Twitter doesn't seem to have much luck in that area, with Vine and now Periscope's demise. The latter will officially vanish from the mobile and Internet world tomorrow but its functionality will survive within Twitter even if its name will no longer ring a bell a few years down the road.

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Twitter emoji reactions are coming, might include dislikes

Twitter emoji reactions are coming, might include dislikes

Facebook's blue thumbs up "Like" might have now become iconic but it hardly represents any of the sentiments that users might like to convey over a certain post. Some have even gotten used to hitting that Like button when they want to convey sorrow or sympathy. While it still hasn't yielded to add a "Dislike" option, Facebook has long since expanded its reactions to a select set of emojis, something that Twitter seems to be on its way to adopting as well.

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Twitter tests new image options that could be open to abuse

Twitter tests new image options that could be open to abuse

As a primarily text-based social network, Twitter's multimedia support sometimes feels almost tacked on instead of an integral part of the system. The social network giant has recently been putting its focus on videos in Fleets and audio in Spaces and Voice DMs but it has unfortunately left simple images lagging behind. Twitter has announced new experiments in testing that could upgrade that experience but open up the platform to some misuse of those features.

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Twitter is testing higher-quality and bigger images in the timeline

Twitter is testing higher-quality and bigger images in the timeline

Twitter is addressing some of the biggest frustrations around sharing photos and videos, including better previews of how images will show up on your timeline. Although tweets are best known for their relatively terse 280 character limit, plenty of people use Twitter to share multimedia; however figuring out just what followers will actually see can be unexpectedly tricky.

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Twitter Undo button test lets users stop typo Tweets in their tracks

Twitter Undo button test lets users stop typo Tweets in their tracks

In recent weeks and months, Twitter has been either testing or rolling out a number of new features, and today the company was spotted testing a feature that's bound to make a lot of users happy. Twitter is apparently testing an undo timer for sent tweets, allowing users to quickly change their minds and scrap tweets shortly after hitting the "Send" button.

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Twitter Shopping Card is already in testing

Twitter Shopping Card is already in testing

Social networks have always been a great channel for getting the word out on a new product but, save for a few, they haven't exactly been great for actually buying said product. Over the years, social networks, especially Facebook, have been working to bridge that gap and make it easy, perhaps too easy, to just jump in and buy something. Unsurprisingly, Twitter won't be left behind and is already testing a big "SHOP" button on some of its tweets.

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Twitter Spaces audio chat rooms are now open for Android users

Twitter Spaces audio chat rooms are now open for Android users

Twitter announced a new feature is now available for Android users known as Twitter Spaces. Previously Spaces was open to iOS platform users during its private beta launch. The private beta kicked off in December 2020. For now, Android users do have one limitation in that they're only able to join and talk in Spaces lacking the ability to start their own Spaces audio chat room.

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Twitter Super Follow borrows OnlyFans strategy to charge for tweets

Twitter Super Follow borrows OnlyFans strategy to charge for tweets

Twitter is preparing to launch paid tweets, with a new Super Follow system which will work a little like Patreon or OnlyFans. Announced during the company's investors presentation, Super Follow will offer a new way for those with followings on Twitter to monetize that audience, with everything from exclusive content to special badging.

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Daft Punk breaks up, for real: Internet responds

Daft Punk breaks up, for real: Internet responds

Twenty-eight years after forming in Paris, France, Daft Punk broke up. They announced this end-of-days with a video posted on their YouTube channel. The video was titled Epilogue, featuring a clip from Electroma in which the two robots meet, and one commits self-destruct. Daft Punk publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the breakup.

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CD Projekt Red leverages DMCA to kill tweets that link to stolen game data

CD Projekt Red leverages DMCA to kill tweets that link to stolen game data

CD Projekt Red is a video game developer that's behind one of the most infamous video games of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077. That game was very highly anticipated but launched with such massive problems that it turned into a liability for its developer and angered gamers worldwide who had waited years to play the game. The company announced not long ago that hackers had accessed its servers and stolen game data that was leaked online.

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Twitter Voice DMs available in a few countries

Twitter Voice DMs available in a few countries

For the longest time, Twitter has stuck to its core identity of a social network that revolves around bursts of short text posts, sometimes accompanied by photos or videos. Recently, however, it has been striking off in other directions, from Instagram Stories-like Fleets to Clubhouse-like Spaces. It seems to have a fascination with the power of the human voice given the new features it has been experimenting with, the latest of which allows users to send voice messages in at least three countries.

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McDonalds Hi-C Orange Lavaburst return confirmed, but why?

McDonalds Hi-C Orange Lavaburst return confirmed, but why?

After an apparent campaign to bring the single most orange flavor of Hi-C back to McDonalds' fountains, they've capitulated. As if in a form of order signaling the end of a war, McDonalds social media blasted several images that confirmed the drink flavor and its long-awaited re-initiation. But why?

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