At CES 2020, Twitter has revealed that it's introducing a feature that will allow you to control who can reply to your tweets.#technology #tech #Internet #SocialMedia #Twitter #WhatTookYouSoLong
Mashable's Karissa Bell tweeted from an event held by the company that this new feature will finally allow users to control who replies to their tweets by granting them the ability to limit replies to specific users, for example, followers or those mentioned in the tweet.
Don't want any replies at all? Apparently that option will be also be made available.
If endlessly scrolling through Twitter on your phone is part of your daily ritual, you’re going to want to update the app as soon as you can if you’re an Android user. This week, Twitter confirmed a vulnerability in its Android app that could let hackers see your “nonpublic account information” and commandeer your account to send tweets and direct messages.#technology #Android #Twitter #security #privacy #vulnerability
In another update to how Twitter handles photos, the company today shared the news that users can upload Live Photos from iPhone or iPad and they will show as GIFs on the social media platform.Cos we all need more GIFs...
Twitter is funding a small team of researchers to build an “open and decentralized standard for social media,” with the goal of making Twitter a client for that standard. CEO Jack Dorsey announced the news and laid out his reasoning in a tweet thread this morning, although he acknowledged that the process could take years.Not sure why we have to read all the way down to paragraph six before there's any mention of Mastodon...
According to Twitter engineer Nolan O’Brien, Twitter will now preserve JPEGs exactly as they were originally encoded when uploaded on Twitter. (O’Brien was later retweeted by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.) However, for the time being, this only applies to photos uploaded to Twitter for Web, though in a follow-up tweet, O’Brien added that lossless JPEG upload will expand to other types of images like avatars sometime in 2020.Huh! Call me when it's available where we most use it - in the various Twitter apps.
Today, Twitter launched a Privacy Center, where it will share announcements, new privacy products and communication about inevitable security incidents. "By using Twitter, you've shown us that you trust us with your data," the Twitter Privacy Center states. "We do not take that trust lightly."#technology #Twitter #privacy #security
Fed up with #Facebook and #Twitter? If so, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales hopes you'll join WT:Social, a new social media platform that promises not to run advertisements or sell user data.So why isn't he championing #Diaspora* / the #Federation? Hmmm...
WT:Social features a Facebook-like feed on which users can share news or other content. But unlike Facebook, whose algorithms prioritize content that's sponsored or receiving a lot of engagement, WT:Social simply shows new content first.
About 160,000 people have signed up for WT:Social since it launched in October. The platform is free to join, but new users are put on a wait-list, which can be instantly bypassed if you donate money. WT:Social hopes to survive only on donations.
Twitter is now letting users add up to five lists as alternative timelines in the main Twitter app, allowing you to quickly swipe between different groups of accounts directly from your home screen.iOS only so far.
The company tested the feature back in June, but it’s rolling it out to everyone on iOS starting today. Check the tweet here for a better look at how the multiple lists actually work in practice.
A group formed by Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube to combat terrorist abuse and online extremism on social media is becoming a separate organization. The Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism has announced today that it plans on hiring an executive director and separate staff to lead the initiative, which was formed a little more than two years ago. Also joining the initiative will be Amazon, Whatsapp and Linkedin.#technology #SocialMedia #security #extremism #GIFCT #Facebook #Microsoft #Twitter #YouTube #Amazon #WhatsApp #LinkedIn
The company’s latest test, announced via a tweet ahead of the weekend, will allow users to subscribe to replies to a particularly interesting tweet they want to follow, too, in order to see how the conversation progresses. The feature is designed to complement the existing notifications feature you may have turned on for your “must-follow” accounts.#technology #internet #SocialMedia #Twitter
Twitter is testing a new feature that lets you snooze notifications from its app for a short period of time. The feature, which was discovered by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong in the code for Twitter’s Android app, allows you to pause push notifications for one, three, or 12 hours at a time. This will prevent the app from generating push notifications, but you’ll still be able to see them inside the app’s notification menu.#technology #internet #mobile #Twitter
Yesterday, Twitter came clean about a data mishap. According to the company, it may have shared data it didn't have permission to with advertisers. It may have also made assumptions about what device you use, again without permission.#technology #internet #mobile #Twitter #security
Twitter today is beginning its test of a radical and controversial change to its service with the launch of a new “Hide Replies” feature. Effectively, this option gives users the ability to wrestle back control over a conversation they’ve started by hiding any replies they feel aren’t worthy contributions — for example, replies that are irrelevant or outright offensive.#technology #internet #twitter
It was in January that Twitter announced that it would be rolling out a new, simplified desktop redesign to its users. Hopefully, no one was holding their breath for the big official reveal. Six months later, we can confirm that Twitter is… still rolling out tests as it tinkers with a new look for its Twitter.com desktop interface.Twitter (listening to its users): 🙉