Twitter for iOS gains Tweets & Replies tab on profile pages

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 18, 2017

Twitter’s mobile app for iPhone and iPad has gained updated profile design on mobile with a new Tweets & Replies tab now gradually rolling out to users. As first noted by 9to5Mac, the profile section shown upon tapping Me at the bottom of the app now resembles Twitter’s web interface, which also separates replies into a dedicated tab. Previously, Twitter for iOS consolidated both your own tweets and replies under a single Tweets tab.

This tweaked profile design on mobile is a staggered rollout so check back in a few days if it’s currently unavailable to you. Read More

 

How to change your Twitter username

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 15, 2017

Your Twitter username, or Twitter handle, is basically your identity on the social network. This is how people can find you and send you messages, either with a public mention or via DM. As you grow with the times, you may come to a point where you want to change your existing username to something new.

Fortunately, Twitter makes it very easy for you to change your Twitter handle, and in this tutorial we’ll show you how to change it. Read More

 

Tip: save space on your iPhone by clearing Twitter’s web and media storage

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 13, 2017

Are you a fan of Twitter for iPhone? If so, keep in mind that all those photos, videos and other media files you encounter while browsing the timeline get cached on your device for faster access in the future.

Should you ever be greeted with that infamous “Not Enough Storage on iPhone” prompt, here’s how you can clear Twitter for iOS’s caches and see how much on-device storage space has been consumed by web data and media. Read More

 

Twitter starts censoring profiles that publish potentially sensitive content

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 10, 2017

Twitter recently introduced several features in its mobile app that give users the option to filter out anonymous and “egg” accounts, as well as mute words, phrases, mentions and hashtags in their timelines (be sure to read our tutorial for step-by-step instructions on the new filtering options).

In its continuing mission to fight trolls on the service, the company is taking additional steps to make the platform a safer place, as Mashable reported Friday.

In a nutshell, the service has now begun censoring profiles that post “potentially sensitive” content even if the implementation seems a bit heavy-handed at the moment. Read More

 

How to mute keywords and filter out “eggs” from your Twitter timeline

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 3, 2017

As part of Twitter’s anti-harassment safety tools, you’re now permitted to block specific keywords and other items from appearing in your timeline. Moreover, it’s now finally possible to cut down on abuse from those pesky “egg” accounts that have no profile image or from trolls without verified email addresses or phone numbers. In this tutorial, you’ll be taught how to mute “egg” accounts, as well as specific words, phrases and other items in your timeline. Read More

 

Twitter rolling out ability to mute keywords and anonymous or unverified accounts

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 1, 2017

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could mute specific keywords from your timeline, as well as cut down abuse from those pesky anonymous “egg” accounts without a profile image? Well, you’re in for a treat. Soon, you’ll be permitted to do just that, and then some more, as Twitter on Wednesday announced a set of new anti-harassment features in another effort to step up its never-ending fight against trolls and prevent abuse on the micro-blogging service. Read More

 

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

 
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