Twitter has an unlaunched “Secret” encrypted messages feature

Buried inside Twitter’s  Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages. The feature could make Twitter a better a home for sensitive communications that often end up on encrypted messaging apps like Signal, Telegram, or WhatsApp. The encyrpted DMs option was first spotted inside the Twitter for … More Twitter has an unlaunched “Secret” encrypted messages feature

Can Someone See If You Read Their Twitter Message?

Can Someone See If You Read Their Direct Message On Twitter? Gone are the days when you can claim unpleasant letters were lost in the mail! Now, people are always saving receipts, especially on social media. So, can someone tell if you noticed them sliding into your Twitter DMs? The short answer is yes, people can see if … More Can Someone See If You Read Their Twitter Message?

AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years

The pioneering chat app that taught us to text is pulling the plug. On December 15th, AOL Instant Messenger will shut down after running since 1997. AIM dominated online chat in North America at the turn of the century. But with SMS and social apps like Facebook and WhatsApp having conquered chat, AOL is giving up the … More AOL Instant Messenger is shutting down after 20 years

A brief history of accessibility on Twitter in ten tweets to mark Twitter’s 11th and a half birthday

In the 10 years since the first tweet was sent, people with disabilities have loved Twitter, sometimes loathed it and then often loved it again. Here’s the story so far in 10 tweets. 1/10 Twitter put social media in mainstream + gave people with #disabilities easy way for voice to be heard Social media is … More A brief history of accessibility on Twitter in ten tweets to mark Twitter’s 11th and a half birthday