Twitter Makes It Much Easier to Create Threads

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If the character count increase wasn’t already enough, and you still need to make a thread to share your sometimes esoteric views with others, Twitter is making it very easy to create threads. Before this change, users would simply reply to their previous tweet to create a thread. Now, once you have composed a tweet and used all your characters, you will see a “+” button in the composer to add another tweet in order to create a thread. From what I can tell, there’s no ...

Vine Co-Founder Teases Vine 2

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Twitter announced that Vine would shut down last year, with many across the internet quite upset about it. Today, though, the internet has reason to be happy, as one of the founders of Vine is ramping up hype for what could be Vine 2. In a tweet from last month, Dom Hofmann stated, “I’m going to work on a follow-up to Vine,” but didn’t provide too many details, with exception to a followup tweet that said the project would be self-funded. We aren’t exactly sure if this ...

Twitter’s 280 Character Limit is Ready for You!

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The 280 character Tweet limit that Twitter began testing for a small group of users back in September is now ready for almost everyone. Twitter announced today that “all languages where cramming was an issue” will see the doubling of the character limit from 140 to 280 characters. Twitter said in a blog post that during testing, most people with the 280 character limit didn’t Tweet all that much with the full 280 characters. Instead, most Tweets were under 140 characters, but having the higher limit ...

Twitter Tests New 280 Character Limit

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Twitter’s 140 character limit may be coming to end and I’m not sure how I feel about it. The company made the announcement today via blog post, where they laid out reasoning for a possible expansion from 140 characters in a Tweet to 280 characters. Why would they do that, you ask? Because their data shows that as people run into the 140 character limit and can’t put together a message they are happy with, they just don’t tweet. Actually, they find that to be a ...

Fenix for Twitter Exits Beta, Available for $2 on Google Play

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The new and improved Fenix for Twitter, aka Fenix 2, has exited beta and is now available for all on Google Play, priced at $1.99. Just like the original, Fenix offers plenty more customization than the standard Twitter application, perfect for those who need more than just a toggle for “Night Mode.” As it stands, Fenix 2 supports multiple accounts, a fully customizable home screen and timeline, external website support for media previews, a comprehensive “Mute” system, plus a whole lot more. Essentially, it’s a great ...

Falcon Pro 3 Updated With AMP Support, Improved Video Player, and Much More

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An update is rolling out to Falcon Pro 3, one that brings multi photo layouts, an improved video player, and oh so much more. To clarify, the big update is labeled as version 1.6, then an update quickly followed labeled as version 1.6.1 (small fixes). Other things listed for version 1.6 are improved in-app link previews thanks to support for Google’s AMP, expanded view via scrolling, and the replacement of favorites for “hearts and likes.” Below is the complete changelog for the update. What’s New Version 1.6.1: Improved Quote tweet ...

Twitter Reworks Notifications to Save You From the Spam

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Spam and abuse take place on pretty much all social networks, so there will never be a cease to the work these companies put in to save you from it all. Announced today, Twitter is reworking its notification system, highlighting the ability to mute accounts that don’t follow you and new accounts. To check out all of the new notification settings that can save you from seeing crappy spam and all that, head into your Notifications, tap on the little gear button, then tap on Advanced ...

Twitter Just Refreshed Its Look and You’ll be OK

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Twitter looks different today, you may have noticed. People are freaking out a bit because some things are now round and the buttons have different icons. And look, this wouldn’t be Twitter if people didn’t have obnoxiously volcanic takes on Twitter changes, so just roll with it and ignore them. The new look has actually been in the Android beta for a good week or so. We’ve been using it, getting used to it, and not throwing tantrums about its freshness. I kind of like it, ...