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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... Read more

Twitter will roll out conversation threading, switching up its social media network
Twitter will roll out conversation threading, switching up its social media network By Max Freeman-Mills

Earlier this year Twitter launched a new app, Twttr, intended as a place where it could test possible new features for the main app without exposing them... Read more

Twitter pauses its plans to deactivate accounts after outcry over loss of the deceased's accounts
Twitter pauses its plans to deactivate accounts after outcry over loss of the deceased's accounts By Max Freeman-Mills

Twitter first announced and then rapidly postponed a major clear-out of "inactive accounts" on its network this week, after users expressed serious concerns... Read more

Twitter Topics: How to follow and unfollow topics on Twitter
Twitter Topics: How to follow and unfollow topics on Twitter By Maggie Tillman

However, Twitter has begun to roll out a new feature, called Topics, which aims to correct this issue. You will be able to follow more than 300 areas of interest - whether it is sports, entertainment, or gaming - similar to how you follow regular accounts.... Read more

Twitter just banned all political ads
Twitter just banned all political ads By Maggie Tillman

Twitter just announced - via Twitter, of course - that it will no longer serve political advertisements.... Read more

40 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now
40 Twitter accounts you just have to follow right now By Maggie Tillman

Twitter can be a powerful and wonderful tool.It can educate you, enlighten you, make you laugh, and keep you in-the-know.... Read more

Twitter may have used your two-step authentication phone number or email for targeted adverts
Twitter may have used your two-step authentication phone number or email for targeted adverts By Rik Henderson

In a disclosure posted in its help section, Twitter revealed that it may have used emails and numbers submitted for two-step security for targeted ads.... Read more

Twitter lists are now customisable timelines you can swipe between
Twitter lists are now customisable timelines you can swipe between By Maggie Tillman

The social network will let users add up to five lists as timelines to the Twitter mobile app, allowing them to quickly swipe between them from the home screen. Twitter has been testing the feature since June, and now it's rolling it out to everyone on the Twitter for iOS app.... Read more

Twitter is testing ways to let you follow or snooze specific topics
Twitter is testing ways to let you follow or snooze specific topics By Adrian Willings

Twitter is dabbling in updates that might allow you to follow specific topics in the same way you follow people.... 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... Read more

It's here! Twitter's true dark mode arrives as a pitch black 'Lights out' theme
It's here! Twitter's true dark mode arrives as a pitch black 'Lights out' theme By Maggie Tillman

Did you know there's such a thing as a true dark mode? Yeah, neither did we. But, it's a thing, and Twitter just rolled it out. Here's how to get it.... Read more

Twitter is testing out a feature that will enable you to hide nasty replies
Twitter is testing out a feature that will enable you to hide nasty replies By Dan Grabham

A Twitter employee has tweeted (of course) about a new tool that will enable you to hide replies to your own tweet with the goal being healthier conversations... Read more

Twitter is making a black dark mode that'll save your eyes and battery
Twitter is making a black dark mode that'll save your eyes and battery By Maggie Tillman

Why does this matter? Well, follow us down this Twittersphere rabbit hole...... Read more

Change this Twitter setting to see tweets in reverse chronological order
Change this Twitter setting to see tweets in reverse chronological order By Maggie Tillman

Twitter is bringing back the so-called "chronological timeline". Here's how to change your settings to see tweets in reverse chronological order.... Read more

This is what Twitter's new online indicators and status updates look like
This is what Twitter's new online indicators and status updates look like By Maggie Tillman

Ever wish you could tell what someone is doing the very moment they tweet? Well, soon, you will be able to find out.... Read more

Are Twitter replies about to become more like Facebook comments?
Are Twitter replies about to become more like Facebook comments? By Maggie Tillman

Twitter has confirmed it is testing new changes that will make reply threads look and work much more like Facebook comment threads.... Read more

Why Twitter 'broke' some third-party apps
Why Twitter 'broke' some third-party apps By Maggie Tillman

Twitter confirmed it's removing access to APIs that are required for third-party Twitter clients to push notifications or auto-refresh the timeline.... Read more

Here's why you must change your Twitter password
Here's why you must change your Twitter password By Dan Grabham

Twitter is asking all its users to change their passwords - and also for all other services they use that same password on. So read this and then go and... Read more

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... 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... 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

Vine was a mobile app that allowed users to share six-second videos, and now a follow up is in the works.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more

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