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Account Verification to be locked behind Twitter Blue paywallOctober 31, 2022
Twitter Blue will now be required to have Verified Account status as the price of the optional monthly subscription service quadruples to $20 USD per month.
A major overhaul of Twitter Blue is one of the first major changes Elon Musk is making after acquiring Twitter on October 28th, 2022.
According to The Verge, Musk wants to increase the price of Twitter Blue to $19.99 USD per month.
Twitter Blue will also be required to have the Verified Account checkmark. These changes will reportedly go into effect on November 7th, 2022.
Elon Musk buys Twitter, executives exitOctober 28, 2022
True multimedia Tweets have arrivedOctober 5, 2022
Twitter’s Head of Social announced on October 5, 2022 that videos, images, and GIFs can all be shared in the same Tweet. Additionally, swiping on a video in your Twitter feed will display more related content, reminiscent of TikTok. Both features are available on the mobile app.
Not only can you finally mix and match media formats but you can also get them to work together.
Twitter (finally) adds Edit Tweet featureSeptember 14, 2022
On September 1st, 2022 Twitter began rolling out its most anticipated and requested feature: Edit Tweet. The feature is currently only available for internal testing but Twitter Blue subscribers in specific regions will get the first opportunity to test it publicly. Twitter intended to monitor user behavior before finalizing the feature for a full public rollout.
Update: On October 3rd, 2022 Twitter announced that, after successful testing, Edit Tweet is being rolled out to Twitter Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. A US rollout is coming soon.
test went well, Edit Tweet is now rolling out to Twitter Blue members in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand!
US coming soon pic.twitter.com/7NNPRC0t1I
— Twitter Blue (@TwitterBlue) October 3, 2022
Edit Tweet lets users do exactly that, but not without some limits:
- Edits can only be made within 30 minutes from the time of posting
- Tweets can only be edited 5 times in that 30-minute window
The idea is to provide enough time to fix typos, add missing media files, and include hashtags that might have been missed.
Twitter users can now co-tweet with others on the platformJuly 7, 2022
Have you ever heard the saying “two heads are better than one”? Twitter began testing that theory today by rolling out a new feature that allows users to co-tweet.
The feature, officially called “CoTweet,” lets users invite any public account that follows them to co-author a tweet together. The invitee can decline the request, however. If they do so, the CoTweet draft will be deleted. Read More
Twitter looks to longer content with NotesJune 22, 2022
Twitter announced today that they’re launching Notes, a new feature that allows select users to publish longer content on the platform.
Right now, the feature is in the testing phase. As part of the test, a handful of writers have started sharing lengthier posts with their audiences.
Note titles can go up to 100 words while the body of a Note is limited to 2,500 words – a stark difference from the current 280-character posting limit. Unlike regular posts, users are also able to make edits after it’s been published. Read More
Twitter testing Product Drops reminder featureJune 9, 2022
Twitter is introducing a new shopping feature that will help marketers keep audiences up to date on product launches.
With Product Drops, users will be able to tap a “Remind me” button whenever a merchant tweets about an upcoming launch. The button can be found at the bottom of the Tweet.
If users want to learn more about the product, they can click on the merchant’s Tweet, which will take them directly to a Product Details Page. This page will show the price, photos, and a product description as well as a clickable hashtag that will let users look up what other shoppers on the platform have to say about the product.
Twitter introduces Twitter Create, a monetization hub for creatorsMay 25, 2022
Formerly, the site was known as Twitter Media and provided product guides, case studies, and interviews with social media experts.
The site groups content by goals, such as monetization, engagement and relevance — the latter helping users learn how to be an influential voice on the platform. More goals are expected to come. Read More
Twitter introduces two new ways to engage with TweetsMay 12, 2022
Twitter is currently working on a couple new ways that users can respond to Tweets, according to tech blogger Jane Manchun Wong.
One of those is a “pin reply” feature that will let users pin selected comments to the top of their replies section. Instagram and YouTube already have the feature, which helps creators highlight the responses they’d like their audience to see.
Twitter is working on “Pin reply” pic.twitter.com/VGYVT4PmLs
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 12, 2022
Twitter introduces audience curation feature with Twitter CircleMay 3, 2022
Twitter is currently testing a new feature called Twitter Circle, which will let users share content with a smaller audience.
The feature will allow users to choose up to 150 people who will be able to view their tweets when using the feature.
The feature appears to be in the same vein as Instagram’s “Close Friends” feature, where users can curate which followers get to see selected content. Read More
Experts say a Twitter “Edit” button is in the worksApril 22, 2022
Twitter appears to be developing an “Edit” button, according to mobile developers who share leaks on the platform.
Developer Alessandro Paluzzi announced recently that an “Edit” button is in the works and that the feature will allow users to edit Tweets for up to one hour after publication.
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) April 15, 2022
Paluzzi shared that Twitter will indicate that Tweets have been altered by marking them as “Edited” right next to the time and date of the Tweet.Read More