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Twitter app becoming slicker with new features

Twitter app becoming slicker with new features

Mobile, social media
Twitter has been adding new features which allow users greater control over their Twitter account. The application now has new features that better its usage. Its now possible for users to Mute offensive posts and people on the platform. This new feature allows users to mute any words, phrases, usernames or hashtags from their timeline for a given time period (between 24 hours to 30 days) or forever. Users can also choose to not receive notifications for posts by people they are not following.  The invention of the lite app is another positive feature for users. The Twitter Lite is  more data-friendly for mobile users. offers a scaled down user interface with limited elements in comparison to the native Twitter app. So you can watch and upload photos and videos in your timeline, send d
Twitter unveils low-data ‘TwitterLite’ service

Twitter unveils low-data ‘TwitterLite’ service

Mobile, social media
Twitter has introduced a new, speedier version of its site for the mobile web and dubbed it TwitterLite. Focused on emerging markets and users in environments with unreliable connectivity, Twitter Lite comes with a data-saver mode that blurs images and videos until they’re tapped. It is a new, mobile-only version that uses less data, loads more quickly on slow connections and takes up less than one megabyte of space. The service is available by default at mobile.twitter.com globally, rather than through an app. But Twitter said Lite is particularly aimed at people in emerging markets such as Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa, where mobile data is expensive. Twitter (TWTR, Tech30)said the new service announced Thursday has up to 30% faster launch times compared with the origin
Twitter Introduces a New Default Profile Photo

Twitter Introduces a New Default Profile Photo

social media
Twitter has unveiled a “gender-neutral” default profile picture in order to be inclusive and reduce trolling. The social media platform changed the default profile photo shown for users who don’t choose to upload a profile when they first sign up. The Twitter egg, used since 2010, has been replaced by a human silhouette. The white egg on a brightly coloured background started off life as a cute reference to the idea that the users are birds who hatch when they choose a profile picture, then start tweeting. The grey-on-grey image will, the social media giant hopes, change the connotation which is now tightly connected to the default egg image – that of the abusive troll. The reason for this change according to Twitter, last year they refreshed their brand, with a new look and feel hig
Google and Truecaller unite to beat Popular social media Apps

Google and Truecaller unite to beat Popular social media Apps

social media, Technology
Truecaller has announced that it is integrating Google Duo, a simple video calling service, within the Truecaller app in a bid to beat the popular social media apps.. This will add a crucial communications layer that strengthens the value of Truecaller’s wildly popular dialer, caller ID, and spam-blocking app, already used by more than 250 million users globally. The Swedish based Truecaller, started as an app to identify and filter out unwanted phone calls and messages, but is now making moves to become a messaging platform. Just as Truecaller morphs into a Messenger service, Google is also preparing to discard its text based chat forum - Google Hangouts for the more interactive Video chat forum - Google Duo. Along with news of this integration, Truecaller annou
Facebook digs into mobile infrastructure in Uganda

Facebook digs into mobile infrastructure in Uganda

Internet, social media
Facebook has announced that it is building a 770-kilometer (500-mile) fiber backhaul network in Uganda, in partnership with India’s Airtel and wholesale provider BCS, carriers that both have networking businesses in the country; and its Telecom Infrastructure Project is leading a call to invest $170 million into telecoms infrastructure startups. The world’s biggest chat app company is also making headway on its other efforts to play a bigger role in the infrastructure behind how people connect to the internet through its Telecom Infrastructure Project. Facebook’s own Voyager optical networking transponder is now being deployed and tested by the carriers Telia and Orange in Europe. The Uganda project which will see “tens of millions of investment” from Facebook to cover access for