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Twitter makes sweeping changes to its iOS apps
Jun16

Twitter makes sweeping changes to its iOS apps

The Twitter app for iOS is getting a major overhaul as the microblogging company announced some new changes to make it look more attractive. Perhaps, the most noticeable change made to the app by Twitter on Thursday is the user’s profile photos, which now appears as round icons instead of the usual squares. The reply button also got Twitter’s attention as the feature now wears a new look. The reply button has now changed from an arrow...

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Twitter rolls out filters to help keep strangers off your DM
May31

Twitter rolls out filters to help keep strangers off your DM

Twitter wants to keep strangers off your DM by rolling out filters. The company is adding a filter to your incoming messages—and that means people you don’t follow will no longer be able to access your DM without your permission. “If you have the Receive messages from anyone setting enabled, incoming messages from people you don’t follow will appear as Requests in the Messages tab. New group conversations that you’re added to by...

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Twitter and the BBC announce live streaming partnership
May30

Twitter and the BBC announce live streaming partnership

Twitter has inked another live partnership deal—and this time it’s with the British Broadcasting Corporation. The new partnership is towards the forthcoming election in Britain. The deal will see Twitter bring live video and breaking news from the BBC’s coverage of the election. The coverage is scheduled to begin tomorrow May 31 when the microblogging company will livestream The BBC Election Debate. Twitter will also broadcast “the...

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Instagram may have bad impact on your child, according to study
May22

Instagram may have bad impact on your child, according to study

Besides Instagram, Snapchat is also a bad influence for your kids Social media platforms are everywhere.We socialize through them, get our news and discover interesting stuff. But, not all ages should handle social media and if they do then sometimes the impact is not good. According to a study published by Royal Society for Public Health and the Young Health Movement (YHM) social media outlets like Instagram and Snapchat have the...

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Twitter Explains How Tweet Ranking Algorithm Works
May11

Twitter Explains How Tweet Ranking Algorithm Works

Have you ever wondered how Twitter ranks real-time updates, missed tweets and recommendations in your timeline? Look no further, as the top microblogging site has finally revealed how its tweet ranking algorithm works. Nicolas Koumchatzky, staff software engineer at Twitter’s Cortex team, outlines how the company continues to improve tweet ranking over the past year. He is part of the AI team that uses machine learning to...

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