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Twitter’s desktop redesign is here, but you still can’t edit tweets

Twitter’s desktop redesign is here, but you still can’t edit tweets

For a while now, Twitter has been testing a redesign that's meant to bring the desktop experience more in line with how the service appears on other platforms - namely smartphones. Today, that redesign is rolling out to everyone, complete with a hefty helping of new features Twitter users will want to know about. Unfortunately, the ability to edit tweets is not one of the new features shipping along with this update, so those of you who have been waiting for that functionality will just have to wait longer.

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Twitter will label politician tweets that break its rules

Twitter will label politician tweets that break its rules

Twitter has something of a tricky situation on its hands. Sometimes, public figures - specifically, people in government - say things on Twitter that violate the company's rules, forcing Twitter to make a tough decision. Does it enforce its rules and remove the offending tweet, or does it leave the tweet published because it's in the public interest to do so?

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Twitter removes precise location sharing, but there’s an exception

Twitter removes precise location sharing, but there’s an exception

Back in 2009, Twitter added a feature that we now know wouldn't prove very popular: precise geotagging. With this feature, users could enable the platform to share their precise location with tweets, something Twitter said would add 'compelling context...to each burst of information.' In a simple tweet this week, the company said it is mostly scrapping the feature.

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Google’s Pixel 4 strategy just made Apple the copycat

Google’s Pixel 4 strategy just made Apple the copycat

For the past several days, the Google Pixel 4 seemed to leak one tiny detail every few hours. The earliest major leak seemed to be a set of 3D renders of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, in part of their glory (not all their glory, as the design details didn't seem complete). That leak looked really, really familiar - especially when compared to the also-leaked hardware designs of what's assumed to be the iPhone 11. With neither phone acknowledged as existing, who was the copycat?

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No, Twitter won’t notify you if someone DMs your tweets

No, Twitter won’t notify you if someone DMs your tweets

Twitter isn't going to tattle on you if you share a tweet in a direct message, the social network has confirmed today, putting to rest an ominous rumor from the past few days. Reports had circulated over the weekend that Twitter users would be alerted if their tweets were shared through private DMs.

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Twitter live video broadcasts now support up to three guests

Twitter live video broadcasts now support up to three guests

Twitter features a live video tool that enables users to broadcast content to their followers and the general Twitter user base. This feature has, until now, been limited to broadcasting the user live while viewers were limited to interacting using chat messages. That changes with the company's newest update -- broadcasting users can now add multiple people to their live videos for real-time communication.

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Twitter’s new tool helps users avoid anti-vax misinformation

Twitter’s new tool helps users avoid anti-vax misinformation

Twitter has launched a new tool that helps protect its users from anti-vaccination misinformation, the company has announced. The tool targets certain keywords that may expose users to anti-vax materials, including 'vaccine,' and it works by directing the user to the government website Vaccines.gov. The tool was launched in partnership with the US Department of Health & Human Services.

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Twitter accidentally shared iOS users’ location data to a partner

Twitter accidentally shared iOS users’ location data to a partner

Often times you only hear of bugs or even "features" that violate users' privacy after someone reports it on the Internet. Often times the companies involved have to deal with the PR mess and backlash involved after the fact. Perhaps learning from its peers, Twitter has decided to beat others to the news and own up to its own privacy blunder. While it doesn't exactly excuse them from making such a simple misstep, it has to at least be complemented for not waiting until the last minute to come clean.

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Twitter retweets can now contain photos, videos, and GIFs

Twitter retweets can now contain photos, videos, and GIFs

Sometimes you can say more with a single image can say more than a few words, especially if you're on a 280-character limit. Even with Twitter's expanded quota, some expressions are best shown rather than told. You can already reply to tweets with more than just text but what if you wanted to share the original tweet as well? Well then whip up your phone and begin hunting for the appropriate GIF because now you can include those in retweets, too.

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Twitter acquires Highly quote-sharing service

Twitter acquires Highly quote-sharing service

Twitter has acquired Highly, a service that enables users to easily share quotes from articles on social media. In light of the acquisition, Highly plans to shut down its Slack and iOS apps later this month, though existing highlights from users will remain live. Highly was founded in 2014 and has proven fairly popular in the years it has operated.

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Twitter will let users hide replies starting this summer

Twitter will let users hide replies starting this summer

Earlier this year, Twitter said it planned to offer a new feature that allowed users to hide replies on their tweets. The moderation tool will potentially cut down on the number of unrelated and unwanted replies on tweets, joining the existing -- and more drastic -- mute, block, and report features. In a new update on its latest efforts to reduce abuse on its platform, Twitter said it will release the new ability this summer.

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Twitter is experimenting with Tinder-like swipes

Twitter is experimenting with Tinder-like swipes

Last month, Twitter rolled out a new app called twttr, which it'll use to test prototype features before they come to the live service. With the prototype app turning a month old, Twitter has decided to roll out some new features to it. Some of these are new features that need to be tested, while others are making the jump from the main Twitter app to make twttr users feel a little more at home.

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