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?

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

Twitter will now let you mute specific words from your timeline — and mute ‘eggs’ without profile photos

Twitter is announcing a few new anti-harassment features today: You’ll now be able to mute specific words — including other usernames — from your timeline, not just your notifications. You can mute words indefinitely, or for a day, week or month. You’ll be able to mute “eggs.” That is, accounts that still use the default … More Twitter will now let you mute specific words from your timeline — and mute ‘eggs’ without profile photos

Twitter replaces egg with genderless head and shoulders icon

The thinking behind Twitter’s replacement for the troll-favorite egg profile photo is a vaguely human placeholder that is unpleasant enough to encourage people to replace it with a custom icon. We noticed that some people kept the egg default profile photo because they thought it was fun and cute, but we want people to use … More Twitter replaces egg with genderless head and shoulders icon

Twitter mulls offering a Tweetdeck subscription service

Twitter has always been free to use and will likely remain free. But the company is now considering offering its first paid subscription service through TweetDeck. The social network has recently sent emails to select users, asking if they’d be willing to pay for a “more advanced Tweetdeck experience.” Based on the email posted by … More Twitter mulls offering a Tweetdeck subscription service

Twitter starts putting abusers in “time out”

Twitter is putting online bullies in “time out.” As one of the company’s many new anti-abuse measures, users whose accounts have been identified engaging in abusive behavior will have the reach of their tweets temporarily restricted. During this time, the abuser’s tweets will only be shown to their followers, Twitter says. The change was spotted by BuzzFeed, … More Twitter starts putting abusers in “time out”

Twitter reportedly developed, then killed off, a messaging app for emerging markets

After years of speculation, it appears that Twitter did actually develop a messaging app of its own. But, two caveats, it was intended for emerging markets and it was killed off before ever being released to the masses. That’s according to a report from BuzzFeed, which claims the app was developed by Twitter’s emerging markets team … More Twitter reportedly developed, then killed off, a messaging app for emerging markets