Tag Archive: Twitter


Twitter accidentally made private accounts public for some Android users

This issue spans all the way back to November 3, 2014.

If you want to protect yourself from the rampant toxicity often found on Twitter, one way to do this is by making your account private through a feature called “Protect my Tweets.” It does things like only showing your tweets to approved followers, makes people send a request to follow you, and more. Unfortunately, if you use the Twitter Android app and had this turned on,  [Read More…]

Android users can finally use Twitter in chronological order again

Order has been restored to the world.

Remember about a month ago, when Twitter rolled out the option for iOS users to switch from its “optimized” Home feed, which shows you popular tweets first, back to the chronological timeline we’ve all been clamoring over for years? Well, good news, everyone — starting today, that feature is coming to Android users, too.

Twitter’s decision to move to an algorithmic timeline back in 2016 hasn’t exactly been a popular  [Read More…]

Twitter for iOS now allows you to only see the latest tweets as they happen

All the way back in 2006, a little website by the name of Twitter was created. This July marks the 12-year anniversary of the social network, and since then, Twitter’s become one of the most popular apps/sites around.

Over the years, Twitter’s become the go-to place to learn about current events, new movie trailers, fresh memes, and to scream about politics with random people online.

Whatever you use Twitter for, here’s everything you need to know about it.

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Tune in to Android Central’s OnePlus 6T AMA on Twitter today!

We’ll get things started right after the 6T event.

At 11:00 AM ET today, OnePlus will begin its event in New York City to announce the highly-anticipated OnePlus 6T.

We’ll have plenty of coverage here on AC for you to check out, but if you have any burning questions about the phone that you want answered, we’ll also be hosting an AMA over on Twitter once the event wraps up.

To have your question submitted, just tweet  [Read More…]

How to make Twitter for Android show tweets in reverse chronological order

Twitter made a horrible mistake years ago, and now they’re beginning to make it right again.

Twitter added the option to “Show me the best Tweets first” a while back, and it jumbled up our feeds and showed us old but popular tweets over the latest and greatest tweets from those we follow — and sometimes from those we didn’t follow. Blame algorithms. I don’t want to see old tweets, I don’t want to see recommended tweets,  [Read More…]

How to enable dark mode in the Twitter app for Android

AKA, how to use the best version of Twitter.

Even though Google still can’t seem to figure out how to implement a system-wide dark mode in Android, the Twitter apps’ been rocking one since July 2016.

As you’d expect, dark mode on Twitter takes all of the white elements of the app and transforms them into a dark navy that not only puts less strain on your eyes at night but also looks downright fantastic no matter  [Read More…]

How to use Bookmarks in the Twitter app for Android

Need to save a tweet for later? Here’s what to do!

Twitter is a fantastic (and often maddening) social network where you can find everything from 14/10 good boys to world leaders nonsensically screaming about who knows what.

For all of the ranting and arguing that takes place, however, there are a few gems that pop up here and there when scrolling about your timeline. You can like these posts and then go back to the Liked  [Read More…]

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…]