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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 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 The Twitter egg, used since 2010, has been replaced by a human silhouette.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
Twitter increases the methods to Live stream Videos

Twitter increases the methods to Live stream Videos

social media, Technology
Twitter is set to introduce a new live video API which will enable third parties to connect their own video tools with Twitter's Periscope Producer interface. It's thought the API will also allow high-end professional cameras and broadcast equipoment, including OB trucks, to directly broadcast live videos to the social media platform. The other three, Telestream's Wirecast software, Switchboard Cloud, and Teradek, are more professional video creation and management solutions. Twitter named four partners who have already been using the beta version of the API, but there's only one consumer camera so far: the Livestream Mevo. Periscope wasn’t the first notable live-streaming app, but it had a stretch run where it was certainly the most popular. It even helped drive live-streaming pion
Twitter tests a feature that warns users of profiles with ‘potentially sensitive content’

Twitter tests a feature that warns users of profiles with ‘potentially sensitive content’

Cyber Security, Internet, social media
Twitter ’s efforts to combat trolling and offensive content may soon be expanded to cover entire accounts. The social media platform confirmed it’s testing a new feature that flags users’ profiles as potentially including “sensitive content.” When you click on one of these profiles from a link on Twitter, or if you visit the profile’s web page directly, you won’t be immediately shown the users’ tweets. Instead, a warning message displays, reading “Caution: This profile may include sensitive content.” A reporter at Mashable first spotted the feature when trying to view the profile of technology analyst Justin Warren, but could not determine how the content was flagged. Currently, the company permits content that contains violence or nudity, but it draws the line at “pornography or excess
Twitter makes an Instagram account, after five years of fighting

Twitter makes an Instagram account, after five years of fighting

social media, Technology
For most of its life, Instagram has seen Twitter as a frenemy. Early in its life, the companies and their founders were so close that Twitter attempted to buy the photo-sharing service. However the move wasn’t successful as Facebook swooped in to buy Instagram for a then-shocking $1 billion. A few months later, Twitter blocked  Instagram from using its API to find your Twitter friends on Instagram. Shortly thereafter,photo-sharing service platform disabled its integration with Twitter, preventing photos from showing up in the feed. Five years on, The verge reports that Twitter started an Instagram account this week, using the photo-sharing service to promote itself as a destination for breaking news and important conversations. The account, which launched Friday with little fa