Tweetbot 3 quietly rolls out animated GIF support via iOS media player

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You’re probably aware that Twitter began supporting animated GIFs via its web interface in mid-June. If so, you may also recall that Twitter’s iOS client has picked up support for this popular file format a mere week later.

The feature isn’t exclusive to the company’s own mobile apps: Twitter soon after updated its API to let makers of third-party clients implement direct GIF sharing via pic.twitter.com links.

Tapbots’ Tweetbot, one of the best Twitter clients for the Mac and iOS devices, does not officially recognize animated GIFs. That’s why tapping a pic.twitter.com GIF link in Tweetbot for iPhone opens the detail view for the tweet itself rather than play the embedded animation inline.

This has been driving me nuts – but not anymore. As it turns out, Tapbots yesterday issued a maintenance update to Tweetbot for the iPhone and iPod touch which apparently adds support for animated GIFs via Twitter’s pic.twitter.com links. Strangely enough, the official release notes make no mention of this nice little addition whatsoever…... Read the rest of this post here


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Twitter will finally let you see — and delete — all of your direct messages

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If you've been on Twitter long enough, chances are that you've sent at least one or two direct messages (DMs) that you'd rather not see again. Deleting any regretful conversations in one fell swoop should you use the service across multiple devices isn't as simple as it should be, though, and as of now, destroying a private-picture thread from your phone might not mean it'll be missing when you load Twitter.com from your laptop. Well, the microblogging giant knows how much of a pain this is and is working to address it. The company issued a tweet (naturally) saying that it's rolling out an update to make deleting DMs "more consistent" across web and mobile over the next few weeks. What's more, Twitter says that it's working on an update to bring your entire DM history to the Android and iOS apps as well. Whether or not that's a good thing depends on your messaging habits, we'd imagine.

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Apparently, the internet loved the 2014 World Cup final

The numbers speak for themselves: This year's World Cup has been setting records all over the place. Not only did it keep folks in the US tuned into their team with services like WatchESPN, but who could forget the most tweeted-about sports game ever in that 7-1 thumping suffered by host nation Brazil -- Sad Brazilians, anyone? Yesterday's final, meanwhile, which ultimately saw Germany beat out Argentina for football's biggest prize, set great numbers for social media and TV networks alike. For its part, Facebook reports that the 2014 World Cup Final was the biggest sporting event in its history, with comments, likes and posts combining for over 280 million interactions. Twitter, on the other hand, says the match produced a total of 32.1 million tweets and, in the process, broke the record for any event with 618,725 tweets per minute.

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Brazil’s horrific World Cup humiliation is now the most tweeted sports event ever

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Germany on Tuesday crushed Brazil in a World Cup semi-final game that will remain in the history of the sport for breaking numerous records – the European team scored five goals in the first half, with the game ending 7-1 – but also in Twitter’s history. The Next Web reports the Brazil vs Germany semi-final match registered 35.6 million tweets, becoming the most tweeted sports event ever.

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Tweetbot for Mac updated with support for multiple images, bug fixes and more

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Tapbots has released an update for its popular Twitter desktop client Tweetbot for Mac this afternoon, bumping the app to version 1.6. Tweetbot now supports viewing and posting multiple images using the built-in Twitter photo service, although multiple images won’t show up in search or the streaming timeline until Twitter enables the feature in the future… ... Read the rest of this post here


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Twitter’s latest experiment rethinks the retweet

Twitter already made the move to allow tweets inside tweets, but it appears the 140-character social stream is looking to revamp the way we all retweet, too. According to TechCrunch, a new feature being labeled as "retweet with comment" that enables users to better participate in the on-going convo by adding proper context could be on the way. Currently, in the company's own app there are options for a straight retweet and quoting the musing to be recast. Rumor has it that the new method could replace that latter choice, and in the process allow for a proper comment where the ol' RT text count doesn't eat into your precious character allotment. That original tweet will likely appear in card form -- much like the embeded option -- but hopefully via a single button press rather than the current copy/paste method.

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Twitter updates iPhone and iPad app with animated GIF support, #WorldCup enhancements

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Last Wednesday, the micro-blogging platform Twitter started rolling out native support for animated GIFs to its mobile apps for iOS and Android, as well as to its web interface available on Twitter.com.

Initiaily, the free iPhone and iPad app didn’t gain the feature at the time of the announcement as the firm needed more time to implement animated GIFs on backend side.

This morning, Twitter version 6.8 has surfaced in the App Store featuring – you guessed right – the ability to upload animated GIFs from your iPhone and iPad and view them rendered inline, right inside your timelines…... Read the rest of this post here


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Twitter now supports animated GIFs

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Twitter, the leading micro-blogging platform, is rolling out native support for animated GIFs to its mobile apps and across the web.

By adding native GIF support to both the web interface on Twitter.com and mobile apps on iOS and Android, the startup has finally jumped on the trendy bus of GIF memes.

Twitter’s free iPhone and iPad app wasn’t updated at post time though the company said in a tweet that “starting today, you can share and view animated GIFs on Twitter.com, Android and iPhone”. As it turns out, no software update will be needed as Twitter has confirmed that GIFs will be supported by its official API…... Read the rest of this post here


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LaMetric is a real-time smart ticker that pairs with iPhone to display useful information

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Smart Atoms has launched a Kickstarter campaign for an interesting new product called LaMetric, a real-time smart ticker that displays notifications and other metrics and even lets you respond to them. The customizable smart ticker is ideal for life at home and in the office, with multipurpose functionality and a sleek, modern design. Check it out…... Read the rest of this post here


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Twitter puts tweets inside your tweets on iOS and Android

If you think retweeting's so 2013, then you may want to update your Twitter app now. As The Next Web notes, the latest version gives you the option to embed tweets in your tweets (credit Xzibit or Inception), so long as you're using either an iOS or an Android device. Take note, though, that embedding's a bit more troublesome than straight out retweeting. You'll have to copy the link to someone's tweet and then paste it into your Twitter app's text box (on a phone or a tablet, which means exerting double the effort). Also, you'll have to click and view each tweet individually to see the embedded boxes like in the image above -- they show up as ordinary links on the timeline, and your followers won't even see them as embeds on the web interface.

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