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Twitter increases profile display name to 50 characters
Nov10

Twitter increases profile display name to 50 characters

A lot to do with numbers these days—Twitter has once again broken one of its rigid policies on display name. While some of us were still trying to warm up to the news of how Twitter smashed the 140-character limit barrier, the microblogging company has once expanded the profile display name to 50. Profile display name can now be as long as 50 characters in length—and that gives you much room to include your middle name or whatever....

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Twitter’s new $99 per month “Promote Mode” service lets you promote your profile
Nov09

Twitter’s new $99 per month “Promote Mode” service lets you promote your profile

Last July we published a story about how Twitter was planning to introduce a subscription service. The microblogging company carried out a survey to evaluate people’s opinion about the plan to add a paid service. Well, that survey has culminated in what Twitter calls “Promote Mode,” a $99 per month subscription service that lets you promote your profile. According to TechCrunch, Promote Mode automatically magnifies your tweets and...

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Twitter character count officially expanded to 280 per tweet
Nov08

Twitter character count officially expanded to 280 per tweet

It’s official, and is now available to everyone; Twitter’s 140-character limit has now been expanded to 280 starting from Tuesday. The microblogging platform first gave an indication that it was working on expanding its character limit beyond the 140 limit to 280 last September, but has now followed that up by making it officially available to every user, except to those in Japan, China and Korea. Those three countries will continue...

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Twitter to start disclosing info about sponsors of political ads
Oct25

Twitter to start disclosing info about sponsors of political ads

In the wake of recent revelation about external influences especially from Russia on the last US Presidential election, Twitter has vowed to be more transparent in its dealings with the public. The microblogging giant has promised to start disclosing more information about sponsors of political ads—and is therefore launching a new platform to check politically motivated ads. The changes according to Twitter’s GM Revenue Product and...

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Twitter rolls out stricter rules to fight hateful and abusive tweets
Oct19

Twitter rolls out stricter rules to fight hateful and abusive tweets

Last July, Twitter announced to everyone that cared to listen that its efforts to stamp out trolls and abusive tweets on its platform had largely been successful. The last few years had seen the microblogging website wage war by way of rolling out various tools to that effect. At different times, the company suspended thousands of accounts related to trolls and terrorism—and it’s safe to say those efforts yielded some positive...

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Twitter’s new video-centric ad format takes the center stage
Oct17

Twitter’s new video-centric ad format takes the center stage

Twitter has just added its name to the fast-growing lists of social media and websites offering users video-related ads. The company on Tuesday announced a new ad format called the Video Website Card. According to Twitter, the new format will combine the power of video with the ability of getting users to visit a site to learn more or take action. It’s a new format that’s being adopted by a growing number of social media websites...

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