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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.
Twitter's television livestreams are now accessible on Roku devices. A new app for the platform, called Twitter for Roku, lets you stream live content like news, sports, and big events. Twitter's selection of streams is continuing to increase. It recently announced new deals.
Twitter's Moments section is going to become another source of revenue for the social network. Ads in the form of "full-screen vertical videos" will make an appearance in that section of the app. Company representatives discussed the ad format during an event in Dubai.
After revealing a 24-hour streaming news deal with Bloomberg News, Twitter announced more than a dozen other streaming deals. It's working with companies like BuzzFeed, Vox, Viacom, and the PGA to include a diverse array of streaming content. Twitters is dedicated to streaming.
Twitter is partnering with Bloomberg to create a 24/7 news streaming service. It'll build upon Twitter's existing interest in livestreams, which led to 800 hours of live premium video being viewed by 45 million people during Q1 2017. The service should arrive in the fall.
Twitter has actually managed to report a good quarterly performance. The company says it added 9 million monthly active users during Q1, beating expectations by 7 million. Much of the growth came from the US, where Twitter saw the addition of 3 million people.
Twitter is increasing its livestreamed content to include a broadcast at all hours of the day. While speaking with Buzzfeed News, Twitter COO Anthony Noto says the company plans to stream sports, news, and entertainment via its apps and on desktop 24/7.
Twitter has expanded its two-factor authentication options to include third-party apps. You're no longer limited to SMS-based authentication or generating a one-time code. You'll be able to enable a third-party app in your Settings if one is installed.
If you have a question pertaining to Twitter's platform, a new support bot may be able to help. The social network is testing a bot on its @support account that'll soon answer basic user questions through direct messages. Twitter is still just testing the feature.
Some Twitter users have noticed that tweets opposing United Airlines' controversial removal of a passenger have occasionally disappeared from feeds without explanation. In certain cases, the tweets didn't even directly mention the passenger removal incident.