Twitter Highlights serves up the day’s best tweets

Unless you're constantly checking Twitter, there's a very good chance you're going to miss something cool. To help keep you from missing those very important tweets, Twitter introduced Highlights for Android. The feature notifies you up to twice a day about tweets Twitter believes are relevant to your interests. Twitter curates Highlights by looking at the popular accounts and conversations among the people you follow, tweets from people close to you and what's trending nearby. Users can also see the day's important tweets by tapping the new icon above the timeline that resembles two stacked cards. To turn on Highlights, navigate to Settings>Account Handle>Mobile Notifications and check the Highlights box. The feature is Android only for now, but Twitter says it will consider bringing it to other platforms in the future.

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Twitter’s iOS app now showing apps on profile pages, new Highlights feature hits Android

Twitter apps on profile pages

The official Twitter application for the iPhone and iPad is now showing certain apps on profile pages, as noted by Twitter user ‘ryan’. It’s a silent refresh on Twitter’s backend, meaning no update is necessary to your existing copy of Twitter for iOS. The web interface is unaffected by this nifty little change.

For the time being, it seems that mostly applications from major publications and brands are being highlighted, including ones by The New York Times and BuzzFeed, among others. In addition to branded news apps, other notable brands include Spotify and Twitter’s own Periscope.... Read the rest of this post here


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Vine makes it easier to share videos everywhere at once

Vine sharing on an iPhone

So you've discovered a catchy Vine video that you know your friends will instantly appreciate, but they're scattered across multiple social networks. Will you have to sit there diligently tapping the share button over and over again to make sure everyone sees it? Not after today. Vine has updated its iOS app (Android is coming soon) with a revamped sharing feature that posts those six-second clips on multiple services in one shot. All you have to do to spread the word is mark the social networks you want to include (such as Tumblr, a new addition) and hit the share button. There's still no Instagram option, to no one's surprise, but this could otherwise save you a lot of effort.

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Twitter now lets you receive DMs from anyone

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Twitter apps for mobiles are getting a small yet significant update Monday, bringing out the ability to receive direct messages (DMs) from anyone. The company originally rolled out this feature as an experiment in October 2013 only to pull it the following month because it was unfinished and not ready for prime time yet. You opt-in to use the new feature by ticking a box next to “Receive Direct Messages from anyone” in the settings.

This lets anyone on Twitter send you a private message, regardless of whether or not they’re following you. Previously, direct messaging has only been possible between users who follow each other.

The current implementation doesn’t pose a major threat to established messaging services due to an account limit of 1,000 DMs sent per day. Once you hit this limit, you won’t be able to send any more DMs for the day. The update is currently rolling out to App Stores around the world so check back in a few hours if it’s not live yet.... Read the rest of this post here


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You can get Twitter DMs from anyone (if you want)

If you're feeling brave, Twitter is (once again) letting you receive direct messages from any old person. As before, you'll have to opt-in by ticking a box in the settings -- but once you do, even folks who don't follow you can send you a note. On top of that, you can now text anyone who follows you, even if you're not interested in them. That's a big change from the status quo, since direct messaging has only been possible between folks who follow each other. To drive home the point, Twitter put a Direct Message button front and center on your contact page for its iOS and Android apps.

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Twitterrific hits Apple Watch

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Twitterrific developer The Iconfactory last evening announced immediate availability of Twitterrific for Apple Watch.

The company’s freemium Twitter client for the iPhone and iPad was refreshed on the App Store with all-new Apple Watch functionality in the form of Glances, Notifications and the recent activity view. Twitterrific’s Glances put retweets, favorites and new followers you’ve received over the past 24 hours, in addition to the current unread tweet count, right on your wrist.

But don’t you worry, you’ll be able to fine-tune which Twitter notifications appear on your Watch so you don’t get inundated with unwanted alerts. Interestingly enough, The Iconfactory has opted for an unusual route of by requiring you to upgrade to Twitterrific’s push notifications via a one-time $1.99 In-App Purchase in order to unlock the full Apple Watch functionality.... Read the rest of this post here


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Meerkat looks to Android for a chance at beating Periscope

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Can an Android launch save Meerkat? SXSW must seem like a long time ago for the folks behind the livestreaming app that took Austin by storm back in March. It was just a few weeks later that Twitter launched Periscope, which, thanks to the social network's clout and a better user experience, has quickly become the streaming app of choice. Right now both services are iOS only, though, and Meerkat is hoping to hook the hundreds of millions of Android users on its app with a public beta launch.

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Twitter folding Discover and Activity tabs on mobile into enhanced Search

Twitter no Activity Discover tabs

Twitter giveth, Twitter taketh away. Twitter first said this morning that iPhone users can now upload and share their gorgeous 120FPS and 240FPS slow-motion videos through its mobile app and now we’re receiving word that the startup will soon axe the Discover and Activity tabs from Twitter for iPhone and iPad.

The change, apparently a result of lack of interest, will be rolling out to mobile users over the next few days.... Read the rest of this post here


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Official Twitter Android app receives annoying new update

For many of us using Android, our apps will magically update themselves whenever the developer adds new features or fixes bugs. However, the official Twitter app, which has always been a little buggy on every phone I’ve tried (try sharing an image directly from the gallery for example), has now got worse.
Official Twitter Android app receives annoying new update

The top bar, which gives access to frequently used features such as being able to ping directly to the top of messages, has now vanished.

It’s led to a number of frustrated Android users hitting the Google Play Store to rate the app “1 Star” and to vent their frustrations.

So, if you didn’t click the “Auto Update” button and yours is still working, it’s probably best to stay where you are for a bit. Otherwise you’ll have to tap the “Tweet” icon to go to the top, which is weird in itself.

For more information, have a look at the Twitter app on Google Play.

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    Twitter slow motion videos

    As of today, it’s now possible to share slow-motion videos using Twitter’s iPhone and iPad app, the micro-blogging service announced in a tweet. The feature has been enabled via a silent backend update so there’s no need to update Twitter’s iOS app.

    The ability to upload and share slow-motion videos entails both footage captured in 120 frames per second on your iPhone 5s and higher frame-rate videos at 240 frames per second recorded on the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.... Read the rest of this post here


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