Twitter lets you share public tweets in your direct messages

Well, that was fast. Twitter casually mentioned at its Analyst Day festivities last week that it'd soon give users the ability to share public Tweets in private conversations, and now a new update to its apps and web clients means you can do just that. Either a long-press on a Tweet or a quick pop into the 'More' menu in Twitter's mobile and desktop versions respectively will let you dump that micro-missive into a Direct Message conversation, where it'll pop up in a tiny card for lightspeed perusal. We can hardly contain our excitement either.

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You can now privately share tweets in DMs

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After giving us a preview of upcoming enhancements to its platform during the Analyst’s Day event, the popular social service Twitter on Thursday began rolling out one of the previously outlined new features: the ability to private share a tweet through Twitter’s direct messaging function.

Sharing tweets privately with any of your followers helps you discuss public content in private conversations, the micro-blogging platform hopes.

To do this from Twitter’s main iPhone client, long-press the tweet in your timeline and choose the new “Share via Direct Message” option. The person you share a tweet with will get a push notification, said the company.

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Twitter now lets you search through its entire archive of public tweets sent since 2006

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The popular micro-blogging service Twitter yesterday announced that it’s finally indexed every tweet, allowing anyone on Twitter to find any public tweet sent since 2006.

Advanced search is now available on the web and mobile, but not in third-party Twitter clients. Once the company opens up the Search API to developers, apps that analyze and map search terms over time will get better.

The biggest benefit of searching through Twitter’s public archive: no longer do you have to download your entire Twitter archive periodically just to be able to re-visit your old tweets. Before, Twitter search was limited to tweets from the past couple of weeks.

Noting it’s always been its long-standing goal to let people search through every tweet ever published, Twitter shared a number of technical details on the kind of search index infrastructure needed to make the feature a reality, a considerable feat given users have published hundreds of billions of tweets since the first tweet went live over 8 years ago.... Read the rest of this post here


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Twitter will add video, build more apps and keep users engaged

Twitter has a bit of a growth problem. A big part of that problem isn't just getting new people to sign up, but getting them to stick around. Apparently there are 500 million "logged out" users on the service -- meaning these are people who aren't actively tweeting, but still making use of the service through search results or clicking on links. The company is hoping to convert those users to regular participants by hooking them from moment one. Part of the equation is a new onboarding process and "Instant Timeline." First up, Twitter is going to remove many of the existing steps in the signup process, and there will even be an explicit explanation of the value the social network provides. But really the big news is the step where new members will be asked what topics they're interested in. Twitter will then instantly populate their timeline with relevant accounts.

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Twitterrific 5 gains large image previews, another new font, Today view improvements and more

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Twitterrific by Iconfactory, a great looking Twitter client for the Mac and iOS, got refreshed Tuesday with a plethora of improvements, enhancements and several new features. Bumped to version 5.8.2, the freemium app now lets you enable large image previews in your timeline.

You can adjust your settings between small and large image previews in the Theme panel. Tip: consider turn this option off when on cellular in order to optimize bandwidth use. The team has added another new font, Zosimo, to appease those that didn’t like the built-in Helvetica, Avenir, Proxima Nova, Signika, Museo Slab and Calluna fonts.

Twitterrific is free in the App Store, with In-App Purchases for unlocking additional features.... Read the rest of this post here


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Lumera lets you post high-res snapshots on Instagram with one click

You are done (DONE!) taking selfies with a phone like some plebeian -- you only take DSLR selfies now, even though it's a pain transferring photos using a camera without built-in WiFi. A camera attachment called Lumera wants to solve that problem by giving you a way to upload high-res snapshots to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter with a single click. To integrate the WiFi and Bluetooth Low Energy device with a DSLR, you need to attach it via the tripod screw and plug it into the camera's mini-USB port. So long as you define the social networks of your choice on its accompanying app, you won't have to take out your phone to upload pics anymore. The app itself is pretty useful, though: it can stream whatever the camera's viewfinder is looking at, set timelapses and access the DSLR's settings remotely.

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Twitpic’s last-minute deal with Twitter keeps your old photos safe

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Twitpic may not have avoided an untimely demise, but you won't have to worry about some of your older Twitter photos disappearing into the void. The defunct hosting company has reached a last-minute deal that will have Twitter take over both the Twitpic web domain and its photo archive, keeping all those legacy images intact. It's not a revival; Twitpic is no longer taking new pictures, and all that you can do now is delete or download your collection. There's also a chance that those snapshots will go offline, since Twitpic can only promise that your library is safe "for the time being." Still, the pact will give you at least a temporary place to go when you're feeling nostalgic about that first selfie.

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Vine updated with support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iOS 8 extensions and more

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Twitter has released an update for its popular video-sharing app Vine today, bringing the iOS client to version 3.0. The update features a number of enhancements, including support of iOS 8 extensions and the larger displays of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

With iOS 8 extension support, users can now upload content to Vine from the Photos app, or any other video app that supports extensions. Users can also now follow Vine channels, such as Animals or Comedy, to get relevant videos added to their feeds.... Read the rest of this post here


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Amazing Twitter account collects Amazon’s most hilarious movie reviews

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Get ready to add a new account to your Twitter feed. Amazon reviews can be surprisingly helpful when making purchasing decisions, especially now that the best and most helpful reviews always seem to rise to the top thanks to Amazon's review rating system. Some reviews, however, are written not just to help shoppers on Amazon's website, but also to entertain them. Such was the case with Amazon's collection of the funniest product reviews of all time, and now we have another, ever-growing batch of reviews to enjoy courtesy of an amazing Twitter account.

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Twitter for Mac gains photos in DMs, picks up supports for multiple images per tweet

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After refreshing its iPhone and iPad app with support for Interactive Notifications on iOS 8 and revamped profile pages, the micro-blogging platform Twitter on Thursday issued an update to its Mac client implementing a pair of new photo features.

The first allows you to add an image to your direct messages and the other introduces support for attaching up to four images to a single tweet.

Twitter for Mac 3.1 is available free in the Mac App Store.... Read the rest of this post here


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