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Twitter to formally shut down Vine on Tuesday
Jan17

Twitter to formally shut down Vine on Tuesday

Vine is in its final moments as a Twitter pulls the plug on the popular short-video sharing app on Tuesday. Tuesday to be precise, is the day the app will stop performing the popular function of helping Twitter users share short videos on the microblogging platform. Last month, Twitter announced it would be keeping the app; but this time as a Vine camera app. That announcement came months after the microblogging platform announced...

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Twitter’s new feature will prompt you to tweet your updated profile picture
Jan16

Twitter’s new feature will prompt you to tweet your updated profile picture

Twitter’s latest update might just be one that gets a lot of users excited. The new feature, according to TechCrunch, will prompt you to post a hashtagged tweet anytime there is a change in your profile picture. Lovely isn’t it? Sure it is because it means all your followers on the microblogging platform can now get an update of your new profile picture every time you change it. The tweet, according to the report, will be appended...

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Twitter to usher in 2017 with livestream of the fireworks in Dubai
Dec30

Twitter to usher in 2017 with livestream of the fireworks in Dubai

The eagerly awaited pyrotechnics display in Dubai will be streamed live to millions of Twitter users across the world as 2017 is ushered in. Twitter, in conjunction with a partner based in the MENA region, will stream the fireworks in Dubai on Saturday night. According to Gulf News, the live event will air on New Year’s Eve [check what time it is in your local area] from Downtown Dubai at 11:30pm. The livestreaming will be available...

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Twitter pondering over an edit button
Dec30

Twitter pondering over an edit button

Perhaps, Twitter could do with a little help from its users. Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey wants suggestions from users on features that would help the microblogging website perform better in 2017 than it did in the outgoing year. Dorsey engaged millions of Twitter users on the platform on Thursday; spending more than six hours tweeting on what they [users] hope to see from the social media service as we move into the new year. The...

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Twitter’s latest update lets you broadcast live video from within its app
Dec14

Twitter’s latest update lets you broadcast live video from within its app

Jeez, the competition out there is out of this world—but the consumers are in for a swell time. Twitter on Wednesday introduced a new update that will let you broadcast live video from within its app for iOS and Android. Twitter wants to close the gap between it and Facebook in terms of live video broadcast; a feature that has made the former attract millions of people to its platform. The new feature is powered by Periscope, but can...

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Twitter releases 2016 biggest moments tagged #ThisHappened
Dec06

Twitter releases 2016 biggest moments tagged #ThisHappened

Twitter has released its top 10 global trending topics for 2016. Unsurprisingly, the Olympics held in Brazil and the U.S election topped the list. Tagged #ThisHappened, the list released by Twitter late on Monday showed that the Summer Olympics was the biggest buzz on the microblogging platform with 187 million tweets. The event, which only holds every four years witnessed the attendance of great athletes like Usain Bolt of Jamaica,...

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