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After finally bringing a night mode option to Twitter for iOS in August 2016, the social network has begun testing the same design on desktop. Many people prefer dark designs, especially by the evening when it can become more comfortable to limit a site or app's brightness.
Many social networks were already offering some kind of promotion that could be used to promote either your page or your post, and Twitter has now launched a new way of promotion. The social media network is now testing a subscription plan that charges users $99 a month to
Twitter's user engagement figures aren't headed in the right direction. During the second quarter, the social network saw a decline in the number of monthly active users in the US. Revenue also fell by 5% compared to the previous quarter and the active user metric was stagnant.
Twitter has long delivered updates about other people's activity through push notifications and now it's bringing the same kind of updates to the Notifications section on the web and mobile. The social network will let you know when people are posting about a topic, for example.
To reduce abuse and harassment on the platform, Twitter has drastically increased the number of accounts it's restricting and removing. According to Twitter's Ed Ho, the company is "taking action" against 10x as many accounts per day compared to 2016.
After various leaks and renders, it looks like Samsung itself spoiled the surprise and revealed the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 handset. The company's official Exynos Twitter account shared an image that appears to feature the unannounced Galaxy Note 8 phablet.
Facebook, Twitter, and Snap are all fighting to obtain World Cup highlight broadcast rights, reports Bloomberg. They're willing to spend tens of millions of dollars in order to broadcast the content. Fox would receive the money since it's the World Cup content owner in the US.
Twitter can continue pushing forward its lawsuit over the legality of gag orders that prevent companies like itself from telling users when their data has been covered by surveillance orders. A judge ruled the government didn't show evidence of a "clear and present danger."
Livestreamed coverage of Wimbledon and Comic-Con will be featured on Twitter, says Variety. The social network is going to showcase the opening preview night of the San Diego Comic-Con later this month. Its coverage of Wimbledon will begin on July 3.
Facebook has reached a new significant milestone: 2 billion monthly users. That achievement was announced by CEO Mark Zuckerberg in a post on his Facebook page. The social network has been near the milestone for months and now it's finally reached 2 billion after 13 years.
Facebook, Microsoft, YouTube, and Twitter are joining forces to counter extremist content online. They've jointly launched a new initiative, the Global Internet Forum to Counter Terrorism, that'll try to reduce the access terrorists have to online platforms.
Twitter has just announced that its major redesign is rolling out accross all platforms, including iOS, Android and web. The company now adorns new version across mobile and web apps, with a major makeover in terms of design. The goal was to make the platform lighter, faster and
The largest redesign in Twitter's history has reached the social network's iOS app and some features are immediately rolling out across platforms. There are now 4, not 5, navigation tabs: Home, Search, Notifications, and Direct Messages. And web links will open in Safari.
Twitter has implemented a filter in the direct messages section that'll place messages from strangers in a different section by default. If you're using the "receive messages from anyone" feature, you'll see messages from people you don't follow in a new tab.
Twitter has entered a new live video partnership with the BBC. As part of the deal, the BBC is going to use the social network for live video and breaking news from its coverage of the UK's election. Election specials and debates are included in the debate.
Reddit has been making some changes recently that are turning it more into a social platform and the latest is the addition of location tagging. Users will have the option of adding their location to posts, a function that is currently powered by Foursquare.
To help guide Twitter's future, co-founder Biz Stone is returning to the social network. Stone was one of the first four founders of Twitter back in 2006, but he decided to leave the company in 2011 in order to work on other projects. He has an unspecified role.
Twitter has entered into a new deal with the NFL, but it's not going to stream any live games. Some of the streaming rights previously given to Twitter have since been transferred to Amazon, but Twitter will still have some content to offer, including a new digital show.
Support for 360-degree video streams has been added to Periscope's app on Android. The highly requested feature now lets people with an Insta360 Air camera broadcast live in 360-degrees from a smartphone. Streams in that format will have a special badge.