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Twitter Bookmarks: How to save tweets you may want to revisit

Twitter Bookmarks: How to save tweets you may want to revisit

By Elyse Betters

Twitter has finally launched its "save for later" toolKeith Coleman, Twitter’s head of product, revealed it in a tweet last autumn that users often ask for a way to bookmark tweets. Such a feature would allow them to scroll through Twitter, then save... Read more

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it? Plus how to enable for Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and more

What is two factor authentication and why should you use it? Plus how to enable for Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter and more

By Cam Bunton

Over the past few years you may have heard a number of companies, app makers and service providers announce that they're launching two factor verification or two factor authentication, often abbreviated to 2FV.If you ever wondered what the heck it even... Read more

Tweetstorms are now official: How to thread your tweets together

Tweetstorms are now official: How to thread your tweets together

By Elyse Betters

Twitter has launched a new feature: the ability to thread tweets.To understand this feature, you have to go back to 2014, when Twitter began letting users link replies to originating tweets. It essentially allowed them to quickly post a barrage of tweets,... Read more

The co-founder of Vine says he's working on a 'follow-up' app to Vine

The co-founder of Vine says he's working on a 'follow-up' app to Vine

By Elyse Betters

A follow-up to Vine is in the works.Vine was a mobile app that allowed users to share six-second videos. Founded in 2012, it became hugely popular almost overnight, which led to Twitter buying it and, well, letting it flounder and fail within a few years.... Read more

Twitter reveals a 'save for later' feature so you can bookmark tweets

Twitter reveals a 'save for later' feature so you can bookmark tweets

By Elyse Betters

Twitter is developing a “save for later” feature.The new tool will arrive at some point in the future, as reported by BuzzFeed. Keith Coleman, the company’s head of product, announced it in a tweet, noting users are often request a way to bookmark... Read more

Twitter trials 280 character limit, but you can do it yourself with this great hack

Twitter trials 280 character limit, but you can do it yourself with this great hack

By Rik Henderson

Twitter is considering raising the character limit of tweets to 280, double the amount you are currently restricted to. This, it claims, will enable its users to better express themselves.Not all countries will be affected, as those who tweet in Japanese,... Read more

How to turn on Twitter Night mode on desktop, iOS, and Android devices

How to turn on Twitter Night mode on desktop, iOS, and Android devices

By Elyse Betters

Did you know Twitter has a Night mode feature?Well, Twitter's iOS and Android apps have offered the feature since last year, but now, it's available on the desktop. Night mode re-skins the app and site so that they appear darker, making it easer to read... Read more

Twitter is live-streaming the 2017 solar eclipse so anyone can see it

Twitter is live-streaming the 2017 solar eclipse so anyone can see it

By Elyse Betters

Twitter wants everyone to catch a glimpse of next week's solar eclipse.On 21 August, which is a Monday, a total solar eclipse will be visible across the entire contiguous US (it'll also be visible in other countries, but only as a partial solar eclipse).... Read more

What is Loveflutter Blue? Twitter users' answer to Tinder explained

What is Loveflutter Blue? Twitter users' answer to Tinder explained

By Elyse Betters

Want to score a date with a celebrity?You have a few options: Become rich and famous yourself, try Tinder Select, or try Loveflutter Blue. Since the first isn't a practical option, and the second one is an invite-only feature within the dating app Tinder,... Read more

37 of the most retweeted and funniest Tweets of all time

37 of the most retweeted and funniest Tweets of all time

By Adrian Willings

Twitter is a great medium for sharing nuggets of knowledge, pictures of cats and sage life advice.Over the years it's also been a source of entertainment for the internet, even documenting important events as they happen. We've seen highs and lows, the... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

You might have noticed a strange hashtag at the trending charts on Twitter today, at least in the UK. "#EdBallsDay" is riding strong with tens of thousands of tweets expected today alone.But what is Ed Balls Day and why are so many posting funny comments... Read more

It's the Vine-al countdown: Save your Vines now before it's too late

It's the Vine-al countdown: Save your Vines now before it's too late

By Elyse Betters

Twitter is killing Vine as we know it.The video-sharing mobile app, which burst onto the scene in 2013, giving people the ability to create and post 6-second video clips, will be discontinued and turned into Vine Camera. Although many Vine creators found... Read more

Twitter and Periscope introduce live 360 video

Twitter and Periscope introduce live 360 video

By Max Langridge

Twitter and Periscope have just announced they are now rolling out live 360 video, which is more than likely to compete with Facebook Live and Snapchat. Live 360-degree video broadcasts are only available for select users for now, but both companies have... Read more

Twitter launches live video: Here's how to broadcast from the app

Twitter launches live video: Here's how to broadcast from the app

By Elyse Betters

Twitter has updated in a major way: you can now broadcast live video from within the iOS and Android app.In an effort to go after Facebook Live Video and other streaming services that offer broadcasting functionality, which is when you can hit record... Read more

Twitter just killed video sharing app, Vine

Twitter just killed video sharing app, Vine

By Max Langridge

Twitter has just announced it is killing off Vine, the video creation and sharing app it owns. The announcement was made on Medium, another social blog website owned by Twitter. What is Vine? The Vine app will still remain for the next few months so you... Read more

Twitter flies on to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One

Twitter flies on to Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One

By Max Langridge

You’ll now be able to get your Twitter fix on more devices thanks to apps that rolling out from today for Apple TV (4th generation), Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick and the Xbox One.The apps will give you the full Twitter experience, including live... Read more

Twitter: Here's how to filter out tweets from trolls

Twitter: Here's how to filter out tweets from trolls

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Here's how to apply for a verified account on Twitter

Here's how to apply for a verified account on Twitter

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

Twitter Stickers are the hashtags for your photos, only sillier

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

What is Twitter Engage and how does it work?

What is Twitter Engage and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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... Read more

Periscope tips and tricks

Periscope tips and tricks

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Twitter tips and tricks

Twitter tips and tricks

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Rik Henderson

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,... Read more

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

36 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Periscope: Here's how to sketch on live streams

Periscope: Here's how to sketch on live streams

By Elyse Betters

Not to be outdone by Snapchat and now Facebook, Periscope has added a live-sketching feature to its iOS app.With this new feature, which Twitter-owned Periscope began testing in early April and has only recently launched for all users of its iOS app,... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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)... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Luke Edwards

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,... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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.... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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 browse... Read more

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

By Elyse Betters

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 Q4... Read more

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

By Rik Henderson

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.... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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?

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

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

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

By Elyse Betters

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 people... Read more

What is Twitter Moments and how does it work?

What is Twitter Moments and how does it work?

By Elyse Betters

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... Read more

Why does Twitter look so dull and where have the background pictures gone?

Why does Twitter look so dull and where have the background pictures gone?

By Rik Henderson

After years of allowing its users to choose their own backgrounds for the browser version of Twitter the social network has removed custom background images from "home", "notifications" and user tweet feeds. Even preset Twitter backgrounds can no longer... Read more

What is Twitter Project Lightning?

What is Twitter Project Lightning?

By Luke Edwards

A secret Twitter plan, dubbed Project Lightning, has just been revealed. Project Lightning, according to a BuzzFeed interview with Twitter, is going to change how the platform works.The plan is to offer a live event coverage platform, on Twitter, than... Read more

Twitter update can kill your battery and run up huge data bills

Twitter update can kill your battery and run up huge data bills

By Luke Edwards

If there's one thing we love about Twitter, it's the simplicity. That is about to change, following CEO Dick Costolo's quitting, and your phone may pay for it.The latest addition to Twitter is autoplay videos and GIFS. Now native videos, Vines and GIFs... Read more

Fancy a tweet-a-pizza? That'll soon be a thing thanks to Domino's

Fancy a tweet-a-pizza? That'll soon be a thing thanks to Domino's

By Rik Henderson

Domino's will soon accept pizza orders through Twitter, making the process of getting a delivery straight to your door as simple as it can possibly be.The company has already expanded its ordering possibilities with smartphone, tablet and smartwatch apps,... Read more

Twitter now has 302 million active users, shares plunge after earnings leak early

Twitter now has 302 million active users, shares plunge after earnings leak early

By Elyse Betters

Twitter just posted its first-quarter earnings, and the results were far below Wall Street estimates. That, in conjunction with the company's earnings having leaked online ahead of time, caused Twitter shares to fall to about $42.27.Twitter announced... Read more

Twitter teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to launch exclusive Star Wars emoji

Twitter teamed up with Disney and Lucasfilm to launch exclusive Star Wars emoji

By Elyse Betters

Today almost seems like May the Fourth, because not only is Disney expected to release new footage and the second trailer for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens film, but Twitter has also partnered with both Disney and Lucasfilm to launch custom... Read more

How does Twitter's new 'Quote Tweet' feature work and why is it so good?

How does Twitter's new 'Quote Tweet' feature work and why is it so good?

By Luke Edwards

Twitter has changed to make retweeting more creative and personalised than it was before. The Twitter quote tweet has arrived.Until now if you wanted to get a comment into a retweet it would mean either copying and pasting text and quoting it, or commenting... Read more

What is Periscope? A Twitter-owned app that's making everyone forget about Meerkat

What is Periscope? A Twitter-owned app that's making everyone forget about Meerkat

By Elyse Betters

Everybody was talking about Meerkat just a couple of weeks ago, but then Twitter intervened, and now another live-streaming app is all the rage. It's called Periscope. Twitter owns it, and it has the capability to transform the way you can consume news.Although... Read more

Twitter launches Periscope live streaming app to take on Meerkat

Twitter launches Periscope live streaming app to take on Meerkat

By Luke Edwards

Live-streaming yourself is the new way to engage on social media thanks to apps like Meerkat. But while that was made in 8 weeks Twitter's Persicope has been a year coming and its quality should reflect that.The Periscope app is out now for iOS with an... Read more

What is Meerkat and why is Twitter out to kill it?

What is Meerkat and why is Twitter out to kill it?

By Elyse Betters

If you search for #meerkat on Twitter right now, you'll see two things: thousands of tweets with that hashtag included, and just as many links to live-streamed video feeds.Meerkat is a new app that's all about live streaming - and Twitter. It relies on... Read more

WeaselPecker: Why the internet is a mad, mad place (gallery)

WeaselPecker: Why the internet is a mad, mad place (gallery)

By Luke Edwards

When a weasel rides a woodpecker this internet goes mad, apparently. Could this be another hit like The Dress viral?A photo was captured on Monday of what turned out to be a tiny weasel attacking a woodpecker. But the photo was timed so well it looked... Read more

The Dress meme: 25 million readers and counting, but what colour do you see?

The Dress meme: 25 million readers and counting, but what colour do you see?

By Luke Edwards

If you've not heard of The Dress meme yet you'll likely start seeing it in one of your social feeds soon. The Dress is proving to be one of the most popular memes yet after the item was posted on a Tumblr feed. It's already hitting over 25 million visitors... Read more