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Twitter leads $100mn funding in vernacular chat app ShareChat

Founded by three IIT-Kanpur graduates, the Bengaluru-based start-up is today valued at over $600 million. ShareChat offers its services in the following languages -- Hindi, Malayalam, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Bengali, Odia, Kannada, Assamese, Haryanvi, Rajasthani and Bhojpuri.

Aug 16, 2019, 14:37 PM IST

Twitter to soon let users follow topics

Topics will be curated by Twitter, with individual tweets being identified through machine learning, and for now, only sports-related interests can be followed.

Aug 14, 2019, 15:07 PM IST

Twitter unveils 'Hide Replies' feature, global roll-out soon

If your Twitter followers still want to see the hidden replies, they can press the icon and view those.

Jul 18, 2019, 11:11 AM IST

New Twitter desktop look is 'garbage', 'terrible', cry users

The new look, gradually being rolled out globally which has reached India, has even removed the profile with photo option on top left -- a must for any social media platform to let users know whom they are chatting with -- and buried that under a slug called "Profile".

Jul 16, 2019, 15:40 PM IST

Twitter rolling out new desktop look, users unhappy

The new version comes with an expanded Direct Messages section and the ability to let users switch between accounts faster and directly from the side navigation. It comes with new dark themes -- Dim and Lights Out.

Jul 16, 2019, 12:37 PM IST

Twitter suffers second service disruption in more than one week

Twitter has been undergoing some problems since 2:46 p.m. EDT and more users were alerted with a message saying "something is technically wrong" when they tried to log on.

Jul 12, 2019, 11:43 AM IST

Twitter now lets you re-tweet with GIFS, images

Available for both Android as well as iOS users, the feature was announced on the micro-blogging site itself late on Monday.

May 07, 2019, 10:57 AM IST

Twitter eases account suspension appeal for users

Earlier, users whose accounts were frozen needed to fill an online form to appeal Twitter's decision and the response time varied from a few hours to over a week.

Apr 03, 2019, 10:32 AM IST

Twitter lost 9 million users in Q3: Report

Many micro-blogging platform users reported that their follower counts had dropped considerably during one of Twitter`s purges.

Oct 26, 2018, 13:15 PM IST

Twitter users who joined before age 13 facing ban: Report

The European Union`s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) stipulates that the age of consent for using online services should not be lower than 13.

May 31, 2018, 11:45 AM IST

Bug found in Twitter: Here are some tips to keep your account safe

You can change your Twitter password by going to the password settings page.

May 04, 2018, 09:41 AM IST

Twitter urges its 330 million users to change 'unmasked' passwords

A person familiar with the company`s response said the number was "substantial" and that they were exposed for "several months."

May 04, 2018, 08:54 AM IST

Twitter to let users make tweet threads more easily

With the new feature, users who create threads — stitching tweets together to tell a longer story — need no longer reply to previous tweets to do so.

Dec 12, 2017, 23:52 PM IST

Twitter users liking longer tweets more: Report

Longer tweets are being liked -- again on average -- 50.28 times compared with 29.96 times for shorter tweets, according to the analysis.

Dec 09, 2017, 16:52 PM IST

Twitter doubles the tweet for all, 280-character limit is now official

The changes will be rolling out in all languages except Japanese, Korean, and Chinese.

Nov 08, 2017, 07:37 AM IST

Twitter rolls out new safety calendar

Twitter has rolled out a new safety calendar that describes upcoming changes to the company`s rules towards hate speech and abuse.

Oct 20, 2017, 11:19 AM IST

Twitter allows account sharing feature for Android, iOS

TweetDeck offers a more convenient Twitter experience by letting you view multiple timelines in one easy interface.

Sep 09, 2017, 12:26 PM IST

Twitter data unreliable to understand popular emotions

With over 300 million monthly active users around the globe sharing their thoughts in 140 characters or less, studies based on Twitter data are "particularly alluring" to researchers and the media, said sociology expert Eric Jensen, from the University of Warwick in the UK.

Sep 08, 2017, 12:35 PM IST

Twitter is testing $99 subscription plan to promote tweets

If you want your tweets to appear in the timelines of strangers, Twitter is offering testing a plan to automatically promote your tweets, for which you will have to pay $99 month.

Jul 29, 2017, 14:35 PM IST

Twitter adds zero users users in Q2; now has 328 million monthly active users

Twitter now has 328 million monthly active users (MAUs) -- the same number it reported in the first quarter of 2017.

Jul 28, 2017, 11:36 AM IST