Much like Twitter’s constantly updating timeline, it can be tricky to keep up with all of the site’s latest tweaks and changes. We’ve collated it all for you here.
Twitter’s currently testing a tip jar for some of its most high-profile users, allowing you to give them a tip – much like external sites like Ko-Fi or Venmo – to thank them for their content. However, it’s already come under scrutiny, as any donations reveal your full name and address to the person receiving the payment. It’s been picked up by security experts, and it’ll no doubt be sorted soon, but it’s marred what was otherwise an exciting launch for creators that rely on online revenue.
Ever tried to find a message from someone and had to scroll back through dozens of message threads? You don’t have to any more – Twitter has introduced a search bar allowing you to search by username, with more content-related search to follow soon.
It’s now even easier to keep up with Twitter threads as the app has introduced threaded conversation units on your home timeline, giving additional insight and context to various discussions.
After opening the chance to get your account verified to the general public all the way back in 2016, the social media giant closed applications again the following year and instead, verified accounts as and when it deemed necessary. Now, it looks like you’ll be able to submit a verification claim again, although the criteria to get a blue tick seems fairly strict.
Full-size previews of images are now available across all versions of the Twitter app, so content is no longer cut off – great news for marketers who use infographics or a lot of text-based imagery. If you were a fan of the old ‘tap for a surprise’ meme, then you’ll just have to make sure you post multiple images with each tweet, as the changes only apply to single image posts.
In an effort to combat hate speech and cyberbullying, Twitter’s AI is now scanning replies to tweets and, if they contain potentially offensive remarks, users will be faced with a screen that asks them to review their tweet before posting.
However, having tested the algorithm earlier in the year, the new updated feature will take into account your relationship with the person you’re tweeting – eg how often you interact with them and what you usually say – so you can continue with the banter without fear of repercussion.
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