Tag Archive: Twitter


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.

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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…]

Twitter is taking new steps to stop abuse — no, really this time

Twitter has a problem. Well, it has several problems.

The biggest issues that people deal with on a daily basis when using Twitter are unnecessary abuse and harassment. Today, Twitter is announcing three new initiatives it hopes will cut down on theses issues, making the social network a more approachable and inclusive place. It’s calling these steps an update on “safety,” to give you an indication of just how bad the situation is for many.

There  [Read More…]

Best Twitter Apps for Android

Update 3 Feb 2017: Fenix developer is working on a new app, so it has been replaced with Flamingo.

Best Overall Best for layout Best theming Best for power users

Best Overall Twitter

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There’s always been something to be said for first-party apps, but not always for Twitter’s. Twitter apps are diverse, and the official app in years past has been considered a bit underwhelming. The layout isn’t customizable and the ads  [Read More…]

Google buys mobile app toolkit Fabric from Twitter

Twitter has announced that Google has purchased Fabric for an undisclosed sum.

Fabric is Twitter’s set of tools that helps mobile app developers to build, distribute and monetize apps. These tools are designed to give developers easy access to Gnip, Fabric’s data platform, and the MoPub ad revenue platform. This gives a wide range of analytics and tools for development and a complete set of enterprise APIs driven by real-time and historical social data and hosted methods  [Read More…]

Twitter now lets you broadcast live video

Twitter becomes the latest app to add live video to its list of features. If 140 character is not enough for you to express yourself thoroughly, then the live video option powered by Periscope will come quite in handy. Users can broadcast live directly from the Twitter app as long as they have the latest