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Twitter, one of the most visited websites, is a website providing SNS and MicroBlog services in America. It is a typical application of MicroBlog. Users can update a message with less than 140 words, which is called Tweet. This service was created on March 2006 and launched on July 2006.
Twitter is very popular around the world. You can use it to post your own recent news as well as your new idea in the form of messages in your cellphones. Twitter can be bound to IM.
October 7, 2022: Combine Photos, Videos and GIFs in One Tweet
Twitter updates a new feature on both Android and iOS devices which allows users to combine text, photos, videos and GIFs in one tweet. Previously, users could only share one piece of media in each tweet. Now what users need to do is just tap the photo icon and add the media they want to share on the Internet. Update Twitter now to enjoy the new features!
September 30, 2022: Brand New “Immersive” Video Player
Twitter announced that it’s updating its video player. It will make the video full screen when users tap on the screen. Users also can start browsing more engaging video content when they scroll up. Besides, Twitter is adding a video carousel to its Explore tab so that users will be able to find those popular videos easily. Update Twitter now to enjoy the new feature!
September 19, 2022: Podcasts for Blue Subscribers
Twitter is rolling out its redesigned Space tab. Twitter Blue members will be able to listen to a series of popular podcasts directly through the app. However, Space Tab won’t replace other specific apps like Pocket Casts but will help users discover something new to listen to. Just update Twitter now and enjoy the new feature!
September 13, 2022: Sharing a Tweet Directly to Snapchat and Instagram Stories on Android
Last week, Twitter Support announced that Twitter Android app will enjoy the same functionality that its iOS alternative already has. Android users will be able to share tweets directly on Instagram or Snapchat. Besides, Twitter also is adding LinkedIn direct sharing to both Android and iOS so users’ echo chamber will be able to bounce around through three separate social media silos.
September 8, 2022: Twitter Will Roll out An Edit Button
Twitter is going to roll out an edit button later this month. Users will get a 30-minute window to mend their tweets and the edited tweet will appear on the page with a label showing a timestamp of modification. However, only Twitter Blue subscribers can use this feature for now and other users can still tap the label to read the editing history of the tweet.
June 23, 2022: Twitter Makes It Easier For Your Profile Page To Advertise What You’re Selling
Twitter is partnering with Shopify on an integration that will keep a seller’s Twitter profile page updated with direct links to the products they have for sale. Shopify users who install the new Twitter add-on can connect their Twitter account with Shopify. The new add-on automatically loads a merchant’s products from Shopify onto Twitter, which then appear in a carousel on the Twitter profile.
June 16, 2022: New Location Spotlight Feature
Twitter’s expanding its suite of offerings for businesses with a new feature called Location Spotlight for professional accounts. Local stores now can display details on their profiles such as the location of their business or shop, contact info and operational hours. This new feature is available for Twitter Professional account users in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.
May 31, 2022: Twitter Circle
Twitter Circle, allowing users to send out tweets to a specific group of people, is rolling out to more users. You can add up to 150 users to your Circle, whether they follow you or not. To check if you have access to Twitter Circle now, you can
· Update your app or go to Twitter in a web browser
· A drop down menu at the top when you start composing a tweet, choose Twitter Circle to limit your tweet to a select group
· Or hit Edit to add or remove people from your Circle, members added or removed won’t be notified.
April 8, 2022: Wipe embeds of deleted tweets
Twitter has made a small change to the way it handles embedded tweets that have been deleted. When an embedded tweet has been deleted, Twitter will show a blank box on third-party websites with the Twitter logo, while previously, Twitter would preserve the unformatted text in the embed.
April 2, 2022: Professional Accounts rolling out to all users
Twitter is expanding access to its "Professional Accounts" profile setting, allowing all users in the world to convert their account into a professional one. The feature gives users access to additional tools, including a new business information display, product listings, a newsletter module and more.
March 28, 2022: DM Searches
Twitter now allows users to use the search bar in the DM inbox to find specific messages. Just type in a keyword or name, pick the “Message” tab and you’ll see any relevant messages, including older ones.
March 15, 2022: Twitter Shops
Twitter is rolling out a new shopping feature called Twitter shops, which is free to use, allowing merchants to curate a collection of up to 50 products to showcase on their Twitter account. Users click the “View Shop” button above the merchant’s tweets to visit their shop, then they will be redirected to the merchant’s website if they choose to make a purchase. At launch, the Twitter Shops will be in testing in the U.S., and it will only be available on iPhone for the time being.
March 7, 2022: Birdwatch expanding to more users
Twitter is announcing an expansion to its Birdwatch service, a feature that lets users identify potentially-misleading tweets and write notes that provide informative context. This community-based fact-checking feature will now be available to a randomized set of U.S users, allowing them to see Birdwatch notes and rate them to further qualify the info.
February 28, 2022: Option to place content warnings on your post
Twitter is giving users access to the content warning feature, which lets you hide individual photos and videos behind warnings for nudity, violence, and “sensitive” content. With this new feature, you don’t need to add a blanket warning to all multimedia tweets any more. It’s now available on Twitter’s Android and iOS apps as well as the web. To add a content warning, tap the flag icon when editing the post.
February 21, 2022: Expansion of the safety mode
Twitter is significantly broadening access to the beta of its Safety Mode, a feature that allows users to automatically block trolls for seven days while under attack. The feature, which initially launched in limited beta in September, is now available to around 50 percent of Twitter users across English-speaking countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and New Zealand. With this new feature, users can impose a seven-day block on accounts that send them harmful or abusive tweets.
February 17, 2022: The “good bots” now are labeled
As reported, Twitter labeled “good bots” on the profile, which will help users to decide which automated accounts to follow and engage with. Underneath the account’s name and @username, a small robot icon appears next to the words “Automated by” followed by the name of the account’s operator. In the meantime, the Twitter bio will detail the bot’s purpose. When the bots tweet, their automated status will also be displayed in users’ timelines.
February 7, 2022: Twitter expands downvote test worldwide
Twitter is globally expanding its testing of the downvote button, a new "dislike" feature designed to improve the quality of conversations on Twitter. The feature which was initially given to a select group of web users will soon be available to iOS and Android users in the world. With this new feature, users can anonymously downvote replies they find offensive or irrelevant, and the number of downvotes a reply gets will not be visible to the public.
How To Use
First, enter Twitter.com.
Then, click "Join for free". Here is a small reminder.
You'd better use your real name or the ID you often use to register, or it might be difficult for your friends to find you.
When you have your own Twitter ID, you can tell your friend your username or send them the link to your profile page.
Free of Charge
You can use Twitter to follow as many people as you want and post as many messages as you want. These are all free of charge.
Mobile Phone and IM
When you are not in front of a computer or search Internet, Twitter can still work for you.
Once you registered, you can connect to Twitter through Mobile or IM account.
You need to note that, you will receive messages in your mobile or IM.
Meanwhile, messages will stay on your Twitter profile page accordingly.
You can send Twitter messages to any device registered.
On Web Pages, you need to enter messages into the input window at the top of the page.
In Mobile, just need to send an SMS message to 40404.
In IM, if you are using AOL, just send messages to Twitter IM.