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Twitter could soon roll out “Guests” feature for live videos
May16

Twitter could soon roll out “Guests” feature for live videos

Twitter live video offers users a platform to go live, and share important information to millions of people out there. With a maximum video length of two minutes and 20 seconds, hundreds of thousands of people are able to send reach their target audience every day. It has been a pretty long time since we heard any update about live videos; but the good news on that front is that Twitter is currently working on a “Guests” feature. Per...

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Twitter inadvertently collected and shared users’ location data on iOS
May14

Twitter inadvertently collected and shared users’ location data on iOS

Another week, another bug—this time it is Twitter that has just announced that it had inadvertently collected and shared the location data of its users on iOS. We have had issues like this with Facebook on so many occasions lately that we are beginning to lose count. The microblogging platform announced on Monday that a bug had allowed the location data of users on the iOS version of its app to be shared with one of its partners—name...

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Twitter to unlock eligible accounts locked due to age restrictions
May07

Twitter to unlock eligible accounts locked due to age restrictions

Twitter said it would start contacting all those whose accounts were locked due to “age restrictions.” The microblogging platform said this in a tweet on Tuesday—and this will likely bring relief to those affected by Twitter’s action. Though, some users had since moved on with some opening new accounts, the piece of information will no doubt gladden the hearts of those who are still hoping that one day the embargo on their account...

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Twitter’s new tool will let you report tweets that mislead voters
Apr26

Twitter’s new tool will let you report tweets that mislead voters

Twitter has expanded the ability to report misleading tweets also known as fake news by adding a new tool. The new tool is coming ahead of the forthcoming Lok Sabha in India and the EU elections. That said, Twitter expects that its latest addition will be extended to other places where elections will be held in the future in order to reduce external or undue influences. “Today, we are further expanding our enforcement capabilities in...

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Twitter drastically cuts down on the number of accounts you can follow daily
Apr09

Twitter drastically cuts down on the number of accounts you can follow daily

Twitter has announced plans to cut down on the number of people you can follow on its platform per day. The social media giant announced the latest change in a tweet on Monday in a move that could help slow down the growth of spam on its platform. Going forward, you will only be able to follow 400 Twitter users per day—a difference of 600 from the usual 1,000 before the announcement. Twitter said this helps to fight against spam,...

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Twitter adds in-app appeal for reported tweets
Apr04

Twitter adds in-app appeal for reported tweets

Twitter has added an in-app appeal for reported tweets. “We move quickly to enforce our rules, but sometimes we don’t have the full context and can make mistakes,” the company tweeted. Sometimes Twitter users report other users with malicious intent. And sometimes a reader can misunderstand the context of a tweet. For faster appeals, the company rolled out an option to do it within its mobile app. This was only available...

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