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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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Twitter Releases Happening Now To Highlight Tweets Of Events
Oct10

Twitter Releases Happening Now To Highlight Tweets Of Events

Today, Twitter released a new feature — Happening Now. Its primary goal is to make Twitter more accessible to newbies. In this feature, users can read groups of tweets of a particular topic. It starts with sports. But it’ll expand to other areas, such as breaking news and entertainment. Twitter’s Happening Now is similar to Moments, which also offer a way for users to know more about a topic across several categories. However, Twitter...

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Twitter is reportedly working on a bookmarking button
Oct10

Twitter is reportedly working on a bookmarking button

Twitter wants to add a save for later button—and that is according to Buzz Feed. According to the report, the social media giant’s new tool will enable you to save tweets that can be read later. Twitter’s head of product Keith Coleman tweeted this on Monday, claiming that the tool has been hot in demand. What this means is that heavy readers like myself will be able to bookmark tweets in a dedicated section to be read later. It’s a...

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Twitter is expanding its character limit for tweets to 280
Sep26

Twitter is expanding its character limit for tweets to 280

Twitter is on the verge of ditching one of its age-long policy of limiting tweets to 140 characters. According to Recode and other tech blogs, the microblogging website is doubling its character length from 140 to 280 per post. Obviously Twitter wants to encourage people to post more tweets—and expanding its character limit could be the way out. However, only a small group of users have access to the test—and the possibility of it...

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