Tag Archive: Twitter


Twitter Android app is being updated with a bottom navigation bar

The swipe gesture between the four main pages is no more 😞

On Thursday evening this week, the Twitter Support account announced a new update for its Android app. There are a few things to take note of, but the biggest change reworks the app’s navigation we’ve had since June 2016.

Rather than showing icons at the top for Home, Moments, Notifications, and Direct Messages, these are now moved to the very bottom of your screen. This  [Read More…]

Twitter doubles down on news with new app features and notifications

Twitter wants to make it easier to see the news it thinks you care about.

Twitter, the social media platform filled with good boys and endless political screaming, is getting serious about the way it tackles news. On June 13, the company announced a few new features coming to the app that should make it much easier to find topics you care about and get information from sources you trust. There’s not a name for any of  [Read More…]

Twitter is killing its apps for Roku, Android TV and Xbox

Apps will remain for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, though.

Fun fact: Twitter had apps for Roku, Android TV and Xbox.

Another fun fact: Those apps will no longer work come May 24. While Twitter didn’t explicitly say why, TechCrunch says it had to do with the new European General Data Protection Regulation, which goes into effect May 25 and is the reason all of your apps have been updating and letting  [Read More…]

Twitter finally details new API, screws third-party apps — again

Twitter has finally announced details for it’s new Account Activity API, which replaces the Streaming API third-party clients have relied on up until now — and the news isn’t good.

Today we’re excited to announce the general availability of Account Activity API. Now developers can get started for free, upgrade to premium as they scale, and move to enterprise when they need even more subscriptions or enterprise functionality. https://t.co/AkMCDNOxbs

— Twitter Dev (@TwitterDev) May  [Read More…]

Join Android Central on Twitter this Wednesday for a OnePlus 6 AMA!

I would do anything for AMA, but I won’t do that.

AMA. It’s the kind of cultural phenomenon that could have only come from Reddit, but the term is now part of popular culture, and that’s fine. Heck, we’re happy about it.

See, for the launch of the OnePlus 6 this Wednesday, May 16 at 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 5PM BST, we’re doing something a bit different. We’re going to do a live Twitter AMA  [Read More…]

How to change your Twitter password and activate two-factor authentication

Keep those Tweets protected!

Twitter. Some people love it, some people hate it. No matter your take, you should ensure that your account is as safe as can be if you use the social network.

To keep your account as secure as can be, we recommend changing your password and enabling two-factor authentication if you don’t have it turned on already.

Without further ado, let’s get started.

Changing your password From the Twitter app, tap on your  [Read More…]

Twitter asks users to change passwords after bug exposed them on internal log

The bug in Twitter’s hashing process has since been fixed.

Twitter today asked all of its users to consider changing their passwords after discovering a bug that caused them to be stored “unmasked in an internal log.”

According to Twitter, the bug has been corrected and it has seen “no indication of breach or misuse by anyone” after an investigation.

We recently found a bug that stored passwords unmasked in an internal log.  [Read More…]

Flamingo, one of the best Twitter clients on Android, is dead

Twitter’s obnoxious token system strikes again.

As many improvements as the official Twitter app has seen over the years, it’s still far from perfect. The user experience can easily be hampered by unrelenting ads and an algorithm that can be absolutely maddening at times, and as such, many users like myself have found solace in third-party clients.

Some of the big names for these apps include Talon, Falcon Pro, and Fenix. Flamingo used to be among the  [Read More…]

Twitter plans on breaking all third-party apps/clients this June

Here’s why you might see #BreakingMyTwitter over the next couple months.

For years, third-party Twitter clients have offered alternative ways to access the popular social network for users that weren’t fans of Twitter’s official apps. These clients have been hugely popular, particularly in the Android space, but Twitter’s going to essentially break each and every one after June 19, 2018.

After that date, Twitter will be eliminating its “streaming services.” When this happens, push notifications will no  [Read More…]

Twitter adds Bookmarks so you can save tweets for later without liking them

Say goodbye to awkwardly liking tweets you don’t actually agree with.

Twitter’s my go-to social network of choice, and while I enjoy most parts of it, there are a few areas that are in desperate need of improvement (I’m looking at you, un-editable tweets). While edits still aren’t here, Twitter is adding something that a lot of people have been asking for for a while — bookmarks.

As you can probably guess, the purpose of bookmarks is  [Read More…]