Tagged with: Twitter

Twitter Just Opened Its Stats Dashboard to All Accounts

Twitter Just Opened Its Stats Dashboard to All Accounts

Twitter users curious about how others engage with their 140-characters-or-less musings will be delighted to learn that the microblogging service has just made its analytics tool available to all. Launched in July, it was — until Wednesday — only advertisers and other select users who could make use of the tool. From ...

Report: Twitter is Working With Stripe for In-Tweet Purchases

Report: Twitter is Working With Stripe for In-Tweet Purchases

Twitter’s long-awaited plan to let its users make purchases right from a tweet is nearing, and payments startup Stripe will have a role in the business, multiple industry sources tell Re/code. Later this year, Twitter is expected to unveil buttons within tweets that say “Buy” or some variation of the word; after ...

Twitter Now Officially Includes Tweets From People You Don’t Follow in Your Timeline

Twitter Now Officially Includes Tweets From People You Don’t Follow in Your Timeline

Twitter recently began adding tweets to your timeline that have been favorited by people you follow. The decision has been a controversial one, but it looks like it’s here to stay. Twitter has now formally changed its definition of your home timeline to note that it will add in content that it thinks you’ll want to see. ...

Twitter Says It’ll Remove Images of the Deceased Upon Request

Twitter Says It’ll Remove Images of the Deceased Upon Request

Twitter said on Tuesday it will remove images of deceased individuals at the request of family members, a move that comes a week after Robin Williams’s daughter said she is quitting the platform after being sent disturbing photo-shopped images of her father’s death. “In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, ...

Twitter’s Changes and You: How to Escape the Clutter

Twitter’s Changes and You: How to Escape the Clutter

Twitter made a lot of its users angry earlier this week when it started filling their timelines with tweets from accounts they didn’t follow. What started as a test feature is now an official feature, so you can expect even more outrage in the days and weeks to come. Twitter’s been filled with garbage I don’t care ...

Twitter is Turning Some Favorites Into Re-Tweets, and People Aren’t Happy

Twitter is Turning Some Favorites Into Re-Tweets, and People Aren’t Happy

Twitter is back in experimental mode, but its latest test is annoying people. A sizable number of users are seeing tweets favorited by others in their timeline, just like retweets. They are also getting notifications when others follow someone new. This was first brought to my attention a couple of weeks ago, but Twitter ...

Twitter is Testing a New ‘Promoted Video’ Ad Option

Twitter is Testing a New ‘Promoted Video’ Ad Option

Twitter announced on Tuesday it will begin beta testing a new feature called “Promoted Video,” which is aimed at brands looking to upload and distribute their videos to the Twitter network. The feature, which expands upon the Twitter Amplify program, was previously revealed during Twitter’s recent earnings ...

Twitter’s Direct Messages Could Lead to a New Revenue Stream

Twitter’s Direct Messages Could Lead to a New Revenue Stream

Ask anyone who uses Twitter what their biggest gripe about the service is, and the answer may very well be DMs. Direct Messages (DMs, aka private messages between users) are a part of Twitter that ‘power’ users have been hooked on since before WhatsApp, WeChat, Line and other billion dollar-valued mobile messaging apps ...

Twitter Overhauls its Promoted Tweets Ad Platform for Better Customization

Twitter Overhauls its Promoted Tweets Ad Platform for Better Customization

Twitter has announced that its Promoted Tweets ad platform has been revamped to allow businesses to better specify the type of campaign they want to run across the social network. From Thursday, small-to-medium size businesses (SMBs) and Twitter API partners can access objective-based ad campaign options in beta, thereby ...

How to Change Your Twitter Handle Without Losing Followers (or Confusing People)

How to Change Your Twitter Handle Without Losing Followers (or Confusing People)

So you want to change your Twitter handle. When you got it two years ago, @PlankingGuy was funny, but today you get quizzical looks. @SexxyFoxxyMama was okay in college, but not on your new business cards. Or you realized @ERMAHGERD520 was a bit too hard for people to spell after all. You could just get a new account, but ...