How to use safe search mode on Twitter.com

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 13, 2017

Twitter has many user-focused tools for curbing offensive or abusive content on the service. If you prefer using the micro-blogging service in your web browser, you may want to enable a pair of toggles in settings to prevent unwanted content from cluttering your search results.

You can tell Twitter to prevent sensitive content as well as tweets from blocked and muted accounts from polluting your search results on Twitter.com, here’s how. Read More

 

Twitter announces three new features to curb abusive content

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 7, 2017

In a series of announcements today, Twitter said that its users will soon have a trio of new features at their disposal aimed at helping curb abusive content on the service. Users will soon be able to take additional actions to help stop the creation of new abusive accounts, search results will be safer than before and the system will be able to identify and collapse potentially abusive replies so that the most relevant tweets are brought forward. Read More

 

TweetMuter lets you hide tweets from your timeline based on keywords

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 2, 2017

If you’re a Twitter user and you’re always finding stuff in your Twitter timeline that you could really care less about, then you might like a new free jailbreak tweak called TweetMuter by Tanner Bennett.

This tweak utilizes the existing Muted Words feature in the stock Twitter app, a feature that normally only applies to your notifications tab; but TweetMuter expands this functionality to even your timeline so that you don’t have to mute people entirely, nor will you have to un-follow people to stop seeing only certain things. Read More

 

Twitter rolling out enhanced Explore tab to iOS users

By Cody Lee on Jan 26, 2017

Twitter on Thursday announced that it has begun rolling out an enhanced Explore tab for its mobile users. The updated feature combines trending topics, Moments, search and live video into a single spot to make it easier for users to see what’s happening on the social network. Read More

 

Vine app officially becomes Vine Camera

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 17, 2017

Vine for iPhone was updated today with a cool dark icon, a new name and same old features, making good on Twitter’s promise to sunset the service and morph it into a dedicated mobile camera software.

Rechristened as Vine Camera and bearing version number 6.0, the app is focused on the tools that let you shoot and edit six-second videos shareable on Twitter, where they now loop. You can also add captions, save videos to your iPhone’s Camera roll and more.

Vine Camera is available free of charge from App Store and requires iOS 9.0 or later. Read More

 

Glimpse is an Apple Watch app news addicts will love (with reservations)

By Steffen Reich on Jan 13, 2017

Every once in a while a Watch app comes along that brings something ostensibly new to the table. Glimpse, a project that sets out to relay real-time content from your iPhone straight to your Apple Watch’s watch face, is one of those notable additions. The app is home to a handful of social networks and about twenty prolific news outlets, which subject to your taste can selectively refresh on your iPhone and welcome you with new content every time you glance at your watch face.

The promise and potential of Glimpse is uncontested, but so are the flaws in its execution as of today. So before you speed to the App Store, think over the following items to find out if Glimpse has been tailored to you. Read More

 

TwitterThemeToggler makes it much easier to toggle Night Mode in the Twitter app

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 23, 2016

One of the saving graces of using Twitter at night is the built-in night mode theme that lets you cut down on all the white space by switching to it a darker background with light text.

Once you enable this dark mode, your eyes can finally take the load off and stop straining, but Twitter doesn’t exactly make toggling this feature on and off a cinch. That’s where a new free jailbreak tweak called TwitterThemeToggler comes into play. Read More

 

Twitter transitioning Vine into pared-down camera app

By Cody Lee on Dec 16, 2016

Twitter on Friday announced that it would not be shutting down its popular video social media service, but will instead transition it into a ‘Vine Camera’ app. The new app will be a very pared-down version of the current client, and will be available in January.

With Vine Camera, you’ll still be able to record looping 6-second videos, but your only other options will be to share it to Twitter or save it to your phone. The goal here is to allow folks to continue to create Vines, but to move the social media aspect to Twitter. Read More

 

You can now stream live video from Twitter app

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 14, 2016

Twitter today announced that users of its mobile app can now broadcast Periscope-powered live video. Why go live on Twitter? Because live video broadcasts “bring moments and events to life in a way that no other medium can,” said the popular microblogging service. This newly added feature requires an update to Twitter’s mobile app, which is rolling out to everyone on the App Store today. Read More

 

You can now create your own Moments in the Twitter app

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 1, 2016

Twitter launched Moments more than a year ago as a way of helping users discover trending stories and highlights representing “the best of Twitter”.

Well, it’s now possible to create your own Moment from any tweet, whether your own or someone else’s, right within Twitter’s official mobile apps for iOS and Android. The feature first made its debut in the web interface at twitter.com before expanding in May 2016 to Twitter’s desktop app for the Mac. Read More

 
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