Twitter seems to again come under the radar. Twitter is currently said to be under investigation for the purpose of data collection through its link-shortening system. The investigation is regarding concerns about how much data gets collected through its t.co link-shortening tool.
Twitter has recently launched a special 'Gandhi emoji' in order to celebrate Bapu's birthday. In order to see the emoji appearing you need to use the following hashtag #GandhiJayanti, #MahatmaGandhi, #MKGandhi, #BapuAt150, #MyGandhigiri, #NexusOfGood, and #MahatmaAt150.
A recent bug in Twitter might have sent users' DM's to unknown developers. Direct messages from approximately 3 millionn users were exposed to outsiders as claimed by Twitter. The bug started from May 2017 and after getting discovered the company mentioned that the bug is fixed.
According to sources, Twitter will now allow users to switch between chronological and also the most relevant tweets. It has recently announced a new timeline feature which enables users to catch up on the 'best tweets first'.
Twitter has launched an audio-only broadcasting feature so that users can broadcast their voice to their followers without being seen. The feature is currently publicly available for all iOS users of the Twitter app and live-streaming app Periscope. Users can go to the "Go Live" button on the compose screen to use this audio broadcast option.
Twitter has finally suspended Infowars and Alex Jones, a month later after companies like Apple, Facebook, and YouTube removed the infamous user. Alex Jones, is an infamous conspiracy theorist and owner of 'Infowars', known for his controversial theories and blog posts. Twitter permanently removed Alex Jones citing violation of “abusive behavior” rules.
Sara Haider, Twitter’s director of product management, has tweeted a couple screenshots that display the changes the platform wants to make to tweets to make it more conversational. Another feature that could possibly be introduced is status indicators that indicate when a user is online.
The following article basically highlights some of the myths related to Twitter. It was Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey who was on a media tour for the purpose of fighting for its company’s reputation
According to recent reports, Twitter users will nolonger be able to cross-post tweets on Facebook. This was basically due to the fact that Facebook had revoked the API access for apps and had also failed to submit a review before the deadline of August 01. This led to the above consequences.