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.
Want to catch up on last month’s updates before you dive into June? Check them out below.
Twitter announced that they’re updating their official scheduling and monitoring tool, TweetDeck, to bring it more in line with the functionality that the main Twitter app has. So far, reaction has been mixed to the news – many TweetDeck users prefer the tool because it offers an ads-free, stripped back view of the Twitter timeline, with automatic real-time updates and easy-to-navigate search columns.
Fleets, Twitter’s version of Stories, were added to the platform in late 2020, but after just a few months, are being removed due to a lack of use. They’ll be officially disappearing from Twitter on 3 August, so if you want to give them a try, you’d better be quick. Twitter’s posted their learnings from the feature on their blog, which makes for some interesting reading.
Some Twitter users were surprised to see the option to ‘like’ or ‘dislike’ a post appear on their tweets this month, as Twitter rolls out a new series of tests. However, the feature isn’t a copy of Reddit’s upvotes and downvotes system, which puts higher rated posts at the top of a page – it’s a test to allow Twitter to see how people respond to different types of tweet. It’s unclear what impact it’ll have in the meantime, but it could lead to a similar system to YouTube’s likes and dislikes in future.
For the first time ever, Twitter’s created hashtag emojis for the Olympics in 30 different languages – so no matter which language you’re tweeting in, you can cheer on your team. Much like with other major sporting events, they’ve also introduced hashtag emojis for each country, and even the Refugee Olympic Team – to unlock their specific emoji, just tweet #EOR.
Want to know what’s going on with the other social networks? We’ve got handy guides for them as well:
The latest Facebook changes
The latest Instagram changes
The latest LinkedIn changes
The latest Snapchat changes
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