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 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?
The next time you take a break from your labors and check Twitter.com on your computer, you can flit about the social-networking site more efficiently with a few keyboard shortcuts. Here is a baker’s dozen of the most helpful of the bunch. 1. Page down and up As you can on other web pages, hit … More 13 keyboard shortcuts for Twitter addicts
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
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
A million. A billion. I don’t know, why would it even occur to anyone to ask this question? I know Twitter has some odd limitations, but the like is the most basic form of engagement out there. To limit it would be to limit the most common social interaction on the social media site, and … More How Many Tweets Can You Safely Like Per Day?
The company has launched two new features in India to reduce misuse of profile photos, announced on Thursday. Though the issue is not limited to that region of the world, the problem is prevalent in the country, according to Facebook. The features include “profile picture guard” and “profile picture design.” The guard takes away some of the … More Facebook launched new features to help women in India