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Now any Twitter user can filter out tweets from trolls - and here's how

Now any Twitter user can filter out tweets from trolls - and here's how

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Twitter has come under fire recently for not giving all its users enough adequate tools to filter out tweets from other users who are harassing them, but it appears the social network is now beginning to address those concerns. Twitter published a blog... >>

Twitter now lets anyone apply for a verified account - and here's how

Twitter now lets anyone apply for a verified account - and here's how

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Now you can be one of the cool kids - on Twitter, at least.  Twitter has finally opened its blue checkmark to everyone, marking the first time it's allowed any ole' user to get a verified Twitter account. Previously, Twitter doled out its verified... >>

Twitter scooped up a former Apple designer to lead its VR/AR plans

Twitter scooped up a former Apple designer to lead its VR/AR plans

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Not to be outdone by other tech giants, it looks like Twitter now plans to jump into virtual reality and augmented reality. Just a week after acquiring the machine-learning firm Magic Pony, Twitter has bought the music VR experience startup IXOMOXI and... >>

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

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Twitter has recently announced a whole raft of tweaks and changes that are coming to the platform soon, but the first to arrive will be #Stickers, the fun photo-changing feature that was trialled with a select few accounts a few months ago. Twitter Stickers... >>

Twitter Engage app: What is it, how does it work, and who can use it?

Twitter Engage app: What is it, how does it work, and who can use it?

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Kim Kardashian West has access to a new app that makes Twitter much easier for her to understand and use. The app is called Twitter Engage. Although it's not limited to famous people, it's obvious that the app is meant to help popular or verified users... >>

Twitter and TfL combine to alert you about Tube and train delays

Twitter and TfL combine to alert you about Tube and train delays

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A pilot scheme has been launched by both Twitter and Transport for London to notify travellers about severe delays to train and Tube services. Customers can opt in to receive instant notifications when there are delays to services. That way they can find... >>

Periscope tips and tricks

Periscope tips and tricks

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Broadcasting is so in right now. Apps like Snapchat let you publish videos in real-time for the world to see, for instance, and then there's social networks like Facebook, which have added live-streaming tools for its users. Because these types of streaming... >>

Twitter tips and tricks

Twitter tips and tricks

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Twitter isn't exactly the most user-friendly social network to use. People who aren't familiar with the symbols # and @ or even terminology like retweet and DM probably see Twitter as some sort of alien spawn they'll never understand. But it doesn't have... >>

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

Twitter will give you more characters if you add a media file

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Twitter is making one of the biggest changes to tweet rules since the social network first launched. You will soon be able to tweet images, videos and like without them taking up part of the allowed 140 characters, That means tweets will be more expressive,... >>

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

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Twitter can be a powerful and wonderful tool. While not all of us might have jumped on board straight away, the first 140 characters were actually tweeted 10 years ago. Yes really, the social platform has been around for a whole decade now!It can educate... >>

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

What is Ed Balls Day and why is #EdBallsDay trending on Twitter?

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You might have noticed a strange hashtag at the trending charts on Twitter today, at least in the UK. "#EdBallsDay" is riding strong with more than 20,000 tweets today alone. But what is Ed Balls Day and why are so many posting funny comments about it... >>

Vine’s new Watch button lets you playback every Vine on a channel

Vine’s new Watch button lets you playback every Vine on a channel

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Vine has introduced the much-welcomed ability to watch all your favourite Viner's clips without having to scroll back. Anyone who has used Twitter-owned Vine is likely familiar with the experience of discovering an awesome Vine personality (aka Viner)... >>

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

Periscope's next major feature is Snapchat-like live doodling

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Periscope is testing a feature with beta users that takes from two of its main competitors: live, hand-drawn doodling.According to The Next Web, the Twitter-owned broadcasting app has begun letting beta testers try a feature that allows them to draw... >>

Twitter is testing colourful photo stickers so that you'll tweet more

Twitter is testing colourful photo stickers so that you'll tweet more

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In an attempt to spruce things up a bit, Twitter is testing a new sticker feature. According to Re/Code, Facebook is letting some users add colourful decals to their photos. Twitter user @XBLFoxes even shared a screenshot with one such sticker, and from... >>

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

Top 38 Viners to follow (and become instantly addicted to Vine)

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Let's be real here: Vine is addicting. You open the mobile app or go to the website, thinking you'll only watch a few video clips, and then suddenly it is two hours later. So, what makes Twitter's 6-second video service so addictive? The Viners. The talent... >>

What was your first Tweet? It's this easy to find out

What was your first Tweet? It's this easy to find out

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Twitter is 10 years old. Thinking back, can you remember what your first tweet was? Fortunately, Twitter is way ahead of you. Two years ahead of you in fact.  To celebrate Twitter's 8th birthday (so 2 years ago), the social network took the initiative,... >>

No, Twitter isn't ditching the 140-character limit

No, Twitter isn't ditching the 140-character limit

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Contrary to rumours, Twitter wants you to continue tweeting in the moment. Jack Dorsey, Twitter's CEO, confirmed on The Today Show once and for all that the 140-character limit is going nowhere: "It's staying. It's a good constraint for us," Dorsey said.... >>

Yaaas! Twitter finally adds a GIF button: Here's how it works

Yaaas! Twitter finally adds a GIF button: Here's how it works

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Twitter just caught up with the times. The company has announced a GIF search feature is coming to tweets and direct messages. It is rolling out an honest-to-goodness GIF button. So, when you're composing a tweet or direct message, you can search and... >>

Twitter didn't add any new users and active ones dropped since last quarter

Twitter didn't add any new users and active ones dropped since last quarter

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Twitter has a serious growth problem. Trigger-happy investors know this as well, because the company's stock has tanked in after-hours trading today, following the release of its fourth quarter earnings. Here's what is happening: Twitter reported its... >>

Twitter Moments comes to the UK, you'll never need regular news channels again

Twitter Moments comes to the UK, you'll never need regular news channels again

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Twitter has announced that its Moments feature is coming to the UK soon. Already established in the US, Twitter Moments presents trends and news events in a content-rich fashion, that you can see without hundreds of other tweets and scan through quickly.... >>

Don't like the heart? Twitter begins testing emoji reactions instead

Don't like the heart? Twitter begins testing emoji reactions instead

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Soon, you might be able to 'Tears of Joy' something on Twitter. Roughly one week after replacing the favourite button with a heart/like button, Twitter has begun testing even more ways for you to interact with tweets in your feed, according to several... >>

Twitter's favourite button: Where did it go and what's the new heart button?

Twitter's favourite button: Where did it go and what's the new heart button?

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You can no longer "favourite" tweets on Twitter. The social network has announced it killed the function -  represented by a star button across Twitter - and replaced it with a new way to interact with tweets. Well, it's not really "new". Twitter simply... >>

Twitter Q3 results: Slow user growth continues, with only 4M MUAs added

Twitter Q3 results: Slow user growth continues, with only 4M MUAs added

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Twitter desperately needs a boost to its user-growth rate. The microblogging service has posted its third-quarter results, reporting it had 307 million monthly average users during the quarter, which ended on 30 September. That number doesn't include... >>

Twitter Moments explained: The best of Twitter - all under one tab

Twitter Moments explained: The best of Twitter - all under one tab

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Twitter can be intimidating - especially if you're new to the service. In order to take advantage of what can arguably be called the most influential news tool of our time, you have to follow the right accounts at the right time. Otherwise you won't see... >>

What is HitchBOT and why was it murdered?

What is HitchBOT and why was it murdered?

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A robot has been murdered for hitchhiking. HitchBOT has met its end at the hands of humans, despite loving them to the bitter end. HitchBOT was a robot created by Ontario makers at Ryerson University who wanted to see how far it would travel. The robot... >>