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Twitter introduces new label to profiles of US election candidates
May24

Twitter introduces new label to profiles of US election candidates

Twitter has come up with a new label for all US election candidates. All Midterm candidates in the US will have new labels added to their profiles. The badges will appear below a candidate’s name on tweets in users’ timelines. All candidates running for state governor, the US Senate and the House of Representatives during this year’s midterm election will have the labels added to their accounts. Over the years, Twitter has become one...

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Twitter’s latest plan to tackle trolls will hide abusive content
May15

Twitter’s latest plan to tackle trolls will hide abusive content

Twitter is not giving up on putting trolls in their right place—the company’s latest effort will probably bury abusive content so that users will no longer see them. The microblogging company said it has developed a new system that will deal with “troll-like” behavior. The latest effort from Twitter will effectively identify those users or accounts that usually disrupt public conversation on its platform, and subsequently have their...

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Twitter is reportedly working on an encrypted DM feature
May08

Twitter is reportedly working on an encrypted DM feature

As the social media world continues to debate the issue of online privacy, one company has now considered it important to add a feature to calm anxious users. Twitter is working on a secret conversation feature that will allow you to send encrypted direct messages to your followers. TechCrunch reports that the new feature is buried somewhere inside the Twitter for Android APK, and was first spotted by Jane Manchun Wong. The feature...

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Twitter recommends that you CHANGE your password
May03

Twitter recommends that you CHANGE your password

Twitter has urged all users to consider changing their password. The advice is coming on the heels of a bug which Twitter say “stored passwords unmasked in an internal log.” When you set a password for your Twitter account, we use technology that masks it so no one at the company can see it. We recently identified a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log. We have fixed the bug, and our investigation shows no indication...

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Twitter is adding a new timeline feature that groups news links in one place
Apr29

Twitter is adding a new timeline feature that groups news links in one place

Twitter wants to be identified more as a platform where people can share breaking news. The company in recent times has been updating and adding new features to make this a reality. BuzzFeed has spotted a new timeline feature that groups news links in a single place. The feature, according to the report, is aimed at putting all tweets that are related to a story under the same banner. What this does is that it makes it easier for...

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Twitter’s new water gun emoji replaces its gun emoji
Apr13

Twitter’s new water gun emoji replaces its gun emoji

Twitter has replaced its gun emoji to a water emoji. Apparently, this is an update that is aimed at sending the right message to the Twitter community that the microblogging company wants to get rid of harassment from its platform. The Twitter gun emoji is popular for the wrong reasons, and now Twitter has replaced it with a water gun emoji. That is more like it considering the number of issues it [the gun emoji] keeps generating on...

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