Tag Archive: Twitter


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…]

Twitter now supports third-party apps for two-factor authentication

Authenticate your tweets with Google Authenticator, 1Password, etc.

Twitter added two-factor authentication to all the way back in 2013, and while it works fine, it’s continued to lack support for third-party apps year after year. Thankfully, now at the end of 2017, this is finally changing.

Up until now, Twitter’s login verification process has only been able to send authentication codes via SMS. This is still more secure than not having two-factor authentication enabled at all, but  [Read More…]

Twitter character limit expands from 140 to 280 to encourage more English tweets

Twitter has become a thriving social media platform for brevity, with the company making changes all the time (such as the introduction of Twitter Lite earlier this year for less-than-stellar cellular data networks) to encourage growing participation by its growing user base. While the company is famous for its 140-character limit, its brevity has proven […]

Twitter is testing doubling the character limit to 280

Twitter is planning to double its 140 character limit.

Twitter announced it’s testing out a new feature with a “small group” of people: a doubled character limit.

Can’t fit your Tweet into 140 characters? 🤔

We’re trying something new with a small group, and increasing the character limit to 280! Excited about the possibilities? Read our blog to find out how it all adds up. 👇https://t.co/C6hjsB9nbL

— Twitter (@Twitter) September 26, 2017

The company says 140  [Read More…]

Twitter now separates Direct Messages from people you don’t know

Don’t know the guy? That’s fine, because now he can’t bother you.

Twitter now enables you to preview Direct Messages in your inbox from anyone that you don’t follow. Those sending the messages won’t receive a read receipt unless you select the “Accept” option. Media won’t be displayed in the preview either, unless you actively opt in to show the media prior to accepting the message.

This is a nice  [Read More…]

Android Central is giving away three LG G6s over Twitter!

LG and Android Central are partnering to give away one of three LG G6s to three of our awesome Twitter followers!

Here’s the deal: you need a new phone, and you want one of the best out there. LG has you covered, first by releasing said amazing phone (the LG G6), and second, by working with Android Central to give three of them away!

This contest is pretty easy to enter. Here’s how it works.

Follow us  [Read More…]

Twitter Lite launches for users who want to save up on data

Back in 2015, Facebook launched Facebook Lite, a variation of the app designed to deliver a faster experience on slower mobile networks and not so advanced Android mobile phones. Well Twitter is following Facebook’s footsteps and today announced Twitter Lite – a stripped down version of its flagship service, optimized for slow 2G networks. Twitter […]

Twitter no longer counts names towards 140-character limit in replies

Twitter is making conversations better — and potentially more confusing.

We’ll keep this brief: Twitter is a UX disaster. It’s been that way for a long time, but the company, which is now public and not growing nearly fast enough to appease its shareholders, is aware of the problem.

To that end, it’s done a number of things in the past year to improve the way conversations flow in the timeline. First it allowed users to retweet  [Read More…]