Tag Archive: Twitter


Twitter finally got around to bringing Dark Mode to Android — kind of

What you need to know Twitter already has a dark mode, which features a dark blue background. ‘Lights Out’ mode brings a truly dark experience to the app. It can help extend your OLED phone’s battery life.

It’s called ‘Lights Out’

iPhone apps sometimes get features months before their Android counterparts, and lamentably so. Even the most prominent companies are not spared from this at times. Case in point: almost seven months after Twitter made a new  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin teases wild new smartphone design on Twitter

It’s tall but skinny.

Andy Rubin on Tuesday teased… something. The Android co-founder Tweeted images of a wild new smartphone concept that looks ready for your pocket. Is it the Essential Phone 2? Is it something completely different? We don’t really know. All we know now is that it looks weird.

New UI for radically different formfactor pic.twitter.com/Es8hFrTuxx

— Andy Rubin (@Arubin) October 8, 2019

Rubin called the device a “radically different form factor” with  [Read More…]

WB Games Montréal is teasing a new Batman game on Twitter

The WB Games Montréal Twitter account is teasing a new Batman game in the account’s second Tweet after taking a hiatus for several years.

What you need to know The WB Games Montréal Twitter account is teasing a new Batman game, with the message “Capture the Knight” and several sigils featured. This new Batman game has been rumored for some time to feature the Court of Owls, a league that trains assassins called Talons. WB Games Montréal  [Read More…]

Twitter users in the U.S. and Japan can now hide replies to their tweets

Twitter says it saw “positive and heartening results” during its initial test in Canada.

What you need to know Twitter’s “hide replies” feature is launching in the U.S. and Japan today. The feature gives users the ability to hide replies that are irrelevant or abusive in nature. Twitter says the feature will give users more control over their conversations.

Twitter introduced a controversial “Hide Replies” feature in July this year, giving users on its platform greater control  [Read More…]

Twitter will roll out a ‘Lights Out’ dark mode for Android in September

The Lights Out mode will be coming to the web version as well in the near future.

What you need to know Twitter’s all-black ‘Lights Out’ mode for Android users will be available by mid-September. The company had rolled out the mode for iOS users in March this year. Along with reducing eye strain, the dark mode will help extend battery life on smartphones with OLED screens.

In March this year, Twitter rolled out a true dark  [Read More…]

PSA: Twitter is down for a lot of people right now

What you need to know Around 2:50 PM ET, Twitter started having issues all across the U.S. The social network’s apps and website aren’t loading. It’s unclear when the issue will be resolved.

Twitter’s mobile web app is a fantastic lightweight Twitter experience

This tiny little ‘app’ provides a complete Twitter experience without all of the bloat.

I gave up on using third-party Twitter apps a long time ago. I finally got fed up with the authorization token limit workarounds, missing features, sync problems and wonky notifications. But in a typical “the grass is always greener” situation, Twitter’s official app has its own problems. The notification system is often funky for me, not loading content in the background despite sending  [Read More…]

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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