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RCB Twitter account “compromised”, restored hours later

IPL Franchise team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) has confirmed that the team’s official Twitter account was “compromised” for a few hours. However, they have managed to get access to the account restored. The team also tweeted condemning the hackers who had accessed their account, stating that they did not endorse any tweets posted when the account was compromised and said that those tweets have now been deleted.

Source: Live Mint

Twitter to explore community-based tweeting features

Microblogging giant Twitter is planning to test and release a new “Communities” feature, allowing people to create digital hubs of like-minded people, and tweet to them. The tweets will still be public, but replies will be restricted to community members. Testing will begin soon, with the micro-blogging site saying that “community” will be “limited” for now, only allowing certain people to make their groups.

Source: Techcrunch

 

Twitter testing standard full width photo, video format

Twitter is conducting tests to try out more visually immersive formats, with edge-to-edge Tweets soon to be tested on iOS. Earlier, Twitter had introduced bigger images with crop controls, much to the happiness of visual content creators. The current tests involve tweets spread from the left edge to the right, which allow for a cleaner, more modern design, with images and videos looking better.

Source: Techcrunch

Twitter launches paid subscription model to let users monetize Tweets

Twitter, having opened registrations in June, has now launched its premium subscription option, titled “Super Follows”.Eligible micro-blogging site accounts can set prices ranging from $2.99 to $9.99, which when paid will allow users to see exclusive content from those accounts. Super Followers will be marked differently from regulars, allowing more interaction for them. For now, the process is application-only.

Source: Business Standard

 

Twitter tests new feature Safety Mode that will block trolls

Under pressure to protect its users from online abuse, Twitter has said that it is testing a new feature that automatically blocks hateful messages. Activating “Safety Mode” will ensure that users see their “mentions” filtered for seven days so that messages flagged as likely to contain hate speech or insults are not seen. Still a work in progress, the feature will be tested initially by English speakers.

Source: News18

 

Twitter’s DMs to get a series of upgrades

The “Direct Message” system of Twitter is set to get a number of improvements soon, the company announced. The improvements include the ability to send a tweet to up to 20 users in private chats, messages being grouped by day, less timestamp clutter, access to the add reaction button on a long-press of a message. Most changes will be rolled out on iOS soon, but Android users will have to wait a few more weeks.

Source: NDTV

Twitter allows some users to flag misleading content 

Twitter has announced a new function that allows users to report tweets as misleading. Still, in the testing phase, the feature will start to appear for some users in the US, S. Korea, and Australia soon. Users can specifically flag tweets as misleading related to “health”, “politics” or “other”. Twitter has introduced the feature in an effort to curb the spread of misinformation, which has been on the rise during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Twitter pauses bluetick verification program again

Twitter, after admitting that several fake accounts had been verified, has stopped the verification process again. The micro-blogging platform claimed that they were changing criteria and application processes for verification. Users who have already applied might still get their account blue-tick verified. But new applications will not be accepted. by Twitter According to a report on The Verge, the application process might restart in a few weeks.

Twitter India MD to move to US as Senior Director

Twitter India MD Manish Maheshwari, two years after joining the microblogging giant, will move to the US to fulfill the role of Senior Director, Revenue Strategy and Operations. The move comes amidst Twitter’s faceoff against the Indian govt regarding non-compliance of the new IT rules. Maheshwari found himself being targeted and summoned for questioning, as Twitter lost legal indemnity in India before the company finally complied with the rules.

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