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These are the most tweeted hashtags of 2019 in India

With Tamil action-drama film #Viswasam grabbing the top spot, the trend reflected the rise of regional entertainment on Twitter.

Aug 23, 2019, 16:59 PM IST

Twitter down: Micro-blogging site crashes worldwide, users clueless

The micro-blogging platform Twitter on Wednesday evening went down in most parts of the world including in India, according to the website tracking portal DownDetector.

Aug 21, 2019, 22:30 PM IST

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 launches Ashoka Chakra emoji for 73rd Independence Day

The emoji will be live until August 18 and will be available in English and several Indic languages, such as Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Oriya, Twitter said.

Aug 14, 2019, 17:05 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 announces Ashoka Chakra emoji to celebrate 73rd Independence Day

The specially designed emoji of the ‘Ashoka Chakra’ is a depiction of the Dharma Chakra; a wheel represented with 24 spokes in the national flag of India. It also represents India's highest peacetime military decoration awarded for valour, courageous action or self-sacrifice away from the battlefield.

Aug 14, 2019, 14:43 PM IST

J&K Police seeks Twitter's help after Pakistani leader Rehman Malik posts fake video claiming Indian Army using helicopter gunships in Kashmir

Malik's brazen attempt trying to malign the Indian Army came even as Pakistan has been internationally isolated on Jammu and Kashmir. Malik tweeted that the people of Jammu and Kashmir had sent him the videos of the alleged firing from helicopter gunships.

Aug 13, 2019, 16:59 PM IST

Twitter admits to user data leak, apologises

According to a blog-post published by Twitter on Tuesday, the user information that may have been shared without people's permission include country code, details of users' engagement with the ad and information about the ad.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:47 PM IST

Twitter testing 'Snooze' for its push notifications

This discovery was first made by Jane Manchun Wong who regularly discovers unreleased features on popular social media applications.

Aug 07, 2019, 15:14 PM IST

Sushma Swaraj ensured help was always around, even on Mars: 11 times she aced the Twitter game

Long before her colleagues took to the micro-blogging site, Swaraj had already nailed the Twitter game.

Aug 07, 2019, 12:47 PM IST

#AsliSonaArrested on Twitter leaves Sonakshi fans confused

While Sonakshi's face is not clearly visible in the 10-second clip, which focuses only on her hands, the voice shouting "How can you arrest me like that?" is clearly hers.

Aug 06, 2019, 16:43 PM IST

Google, Facebook, Twitter and other digital companies likely to come under Indian tax net

These digital companies purportedly pay very less tax to the Indian government despite earning high revenues and profits by offering online advertising to Indian customers.

Jul 31, 2019, 16:25 PM IST

Asked to cook by wife, Anand Mahindra's reply leaves Twitter in splits

Anand Mahindra, Executive Chairman of Mahindra and Mahindra Limited, left netizens in splits on Monday when, asked by his wife to cook, posted photo of a man ironing chapati on Twitter, trying to convince her wife he is not a fit person for the task.

Jul 29, 2019, 21:13 PM IST

Pakistan Army spokesperson shows old, fake video claiming victory post Balakot, later back tracks

The video was, in fact, a four-year-old video of Air Marshal speaking on 1965 war. It is widely available on YouTube under the title, "Nehru lost India the war: Air Marshal Denzil Keelor speaks about India's battle losses".

Jul 28, 2019, 22:22 PM IST

Viral: Rahul Bose was charged Rs 442 for 2 bananas and Twitter has a lot to say

Rahul Bose was given a bill of Rs 442 (including GST) for the two bananas he ordered. And, on the bill, the bananas were listed out as 'Fruit Platter'. Rs 442 for two bananas... Yes, you read that right!

Jul 24, 2019, 12:30 PM IST

Sushma Swaraj trolls man who said she will be remembered like Sheila Dikshit

Known for her tongue-in-cheek and hilarious responses, former External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj yet again impressed her numerous followers by giving a befitting response to a Twitter user.

Jul 21, 2019, 20:42 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

Who lost their 'Smack'? Contact Rajasthan Police to claim it and get 'free stay & food'

The tweet soon went viral, with the Twitterati responding with equally humourous puns. 

Jul 17, 2019, 15:03 PM 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