News tagged: Twitter

Twitter Tests @Support Bot

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.

Twitter Announces 'Lite' Data-Saving Site

A new mobile version of Twitter has been announced that'll use less data and work better on 3G/2G networks. Twitter Lite isn't a new app, but rather a lighter version of the network's mobile site. With its Data Saver mode, the site should be more accessible to more people.

Periscope Videos Will Get Ads

Twitter has announced its intention to begin monetizing content on Periscope, its livestreaming platform. Pre-roll ads will be found on both live and archived videos. This change runs the risk of turning some users off of watching content on the platform.

Twitter Launching Live API Tomorrow

Twitter is close to releasing a Live video API that'll make it easier for big broadcasters to utilize the network for livestreaming. With the API, Twitter's live video capabilities will grow beyond its existing Periscope integration. The API will be out tomorrow, March 21.

Around 4.8M Twitter Accounts Are Bots

A large portion of the accounts on Twitter aren't from humans, according to a study from the University of Southern California and Indiana University. The study has found an estimated 4.8 million accounts are bots and the problem of bots is one many users will be familiar with.

Leaked 'Never Settle' Image Teases OnePlus 5

Like every other smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus is also working on a flagship model for 2017. Due to several reasons, the company won't call it OnePlus 4, but the OnePlus 5, and the phone is now teased in the leaked Never Settle image, the company's signature quote.