Twitter

Twitter is a social networking service that puts the focus on text-based messages that are limited to 140 characters each. These messages, known as tweets, are comparable to SMS messages of mobile phones which are also limited character-wise. The site, established in 2006, quickly grew to become one of the most popular sites on today’s Internet with more than 500 million registered users as of 2012. All Twitter-related news, tips and programs are listed below.

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Hide Twitter Trends and other sidebar suggestions

Twitter displays a sidebar with regional trends and other suggestions when you use the service's web version. Some Twitter users may find these useful, others that it is a distraction or not […]

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How to disable Twitter's new interface and get the old design back

When websites that you have grown accustomed to for years suddenly change their design, it often gets confusing. You have to re-learn how to use it which is quite a chore. Twitter, […]

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How to disable Twitter's Quality Filter

Twitter uses a quality filter for notifications and search results; it is designed to filter out low(er)-quality content so that users of the service can focus their attention on the remaining content. […]

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How to change your Twitter password

Twitter revealed on May 3, 2018 that the company stored user passwords in plain text for a considerable amount of time. The company patched the issue and investigated potential breaches but concluded […]

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Resize videos for Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter online

Kapwing's Resize Video tool is an online video resizer that you may use to create optimized videos for the popular services Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. While you can upload any captured […]

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Download Twitter images and videos automatically

Twitter Media Downloader is an  extension for the Firefox and Google Chrome web browser to download images and videos published on Twitter automatically. Twitter is a popular social messaging service; it supports […]

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How to enable Night Mode on Twitter

Twitter's Night Mode feature changes the default color scheme of the social messaging site from light to dark to improve the service at night or early in the morning. The feature has […]

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Twitter adds option to mute new accounts

Twitter announced on July 10 through the company's Twitter Safety account that new options to mute notifications have been added to the site. The social messaging service supports several security functions to […]

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Time to check your Twitter settings

If you open Twitter on the desktop right now you may get a notification that the company is updating is privacy policy. The notification reads: We're updating our privacy policy to bring […]

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Twitter launches data-friendly Twitter Lite

Twitter announced today the release of Twitter Lite, a data-friendly version of the messaging site designed to be more resource friendly. Unlike other "lite" applications, it is not made available as an […]

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How to disable autoplaying videos on Twitter

If you have been to Twitter recently you may have noticed an auto-playing video on the site. Twitter, just like Facebook earlier, introduced auto-playing videos to the site recently. Auto-play has been […]

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Hide promoted tweets, accounts and trends on Twitter

If you are a Twitter regular using the main website of the service as your entry point and not an app or program, you may have noticed promoted content on the site […]

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How to remove Twitter favorites quickly

If you have favorited a lot of Twitter messages, either by accident or on purpose, you may at one point in time like to remove favorites again. You may know that I […]

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Hide spoilers on Twitter with shush! for Google Chrome

I prefer to watch TV shows after a season ends instead of watching individual episodes once a week. I don't mind waiting for the season to end to watch the show afterwards […]

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How to manage muted accounts on Twitter

If you spend time on Twitter regularly, you may know that tweets by users that you don't follow may appear in your timeline. This is the case when a message gets retweeted […]

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How to disable Twitter email notifications

Twitter just like any other social network out there enables email notifications for its users by default. What this means is that you will get emails in regular intervals about things happening […]

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How to mute Twitter users, and what it means

The social messaging service Twitter is rolling out a new feature currently that adds a mute option to its software clients and Twitter on the web. When you mute someone on Twitter, […]

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Twitter improves account security, improves password reset

It can be difficult to keep up with security changes made by services and websites that you are a member of. If a company adds a new security related feature, it is […]

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Twitter rolls out new profiles for all users

I'm not a heavy Twitter user but keep an eye on changes that are introduced to the service. Twitter recently announced a redesign of user profiles. The new feature was rolled out […]

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How to limit or disable Twitter's new photo tagging feature

Twitter announced its new photo tagging feature the other day. It adds an option to Twitter to tag photos on the site. You can tag photos with the names of up to […]

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How to opt-out of tailored ads and personalization on Twitter

Twitter, just like many other "free to use" services on the Internet earns most of its revenue from advertisement that is displayed to users of the service. The company announced today that […]

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Twitter starts to roll out two-factor login verification

Two-factor authentication is one of the best ways to increase the security of online accounts. Companies and services like Google, PayPal or Valve are already making use of the feature to provide […]

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twDocs lets you export your Twitter as a document

Twitter has become the go-to social media service for many things. You can get the latest breaking news, often before the big networks like CNN even have it. You can follow weather updates […]

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So what is Twitter #music and why do I see a black screen on the site?

Twitter launched #music yesterday, a new music discovery service that combines what Twitter users like music-wise with options to listen to that music right on the site. The service looks at general […]

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The official Twitter app for Windows 8 is now available

With Twitter limiting third party developer API access, users either have to find an application for their system that has not reached that limit yet, or use one of the official clients […]

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How to download your Twitter archive to your computer

Twitter users up until now had only one option at their disposal to access past messages that they have posted on the social messaging site: to browse the tweets manually on the […]

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Report: Twitter to improve security with two-factor authentication

Many websites and services implement two-factor authentication as another line of defense against phishing attacks and hacking attempts.If enabled, users of the service or website need to not only enter their usernames […]

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Discover what people post on Vine

Twitter launched the short video publishing service Vine a couple of days ago and while I'm not that fond of the idea, it seems to have struck a nerve with the mobile […]

Twitter Vine: video sharing with a six second limit

Many people were not really sure about Twitter's chance of success when it was released to the public. A 140 character limit for messages did not really make a lot of sense […]

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The ultimate guide to securing your Twitter account

Twitter, like any other high profile site on the Internet, is targeted by hackers, scammers, spammers and users who use it to distribute malware or spam. Security of the Twitter account is […]

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Download all photos a Twitter user has posted

I have to admit that I'm still not using Twitter actively, do not have the time for it and while that is certainly an oversight as it is an excellent platform to […]

Twitter apps get Instagram-like filters

Two Twitter news in less than 24 hours here on Ghacks, that is a new record. The company yesterday announced that it would unleash its new profile page on all users of […]

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Twitter Profile changes on 12.12.12

I'm probably the only tech blogger in the universe who is not using Twitter as a way of communicating with his audience or sending out tweets about new blog posts and stuff […]

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Instagram Gets Tighter with Twitter, Adds @Mmentions

These days every mobile phone, even the non-smartphones, come with a camera built in.  There are also hundreds of third-party camera apps, like Cartoon Camera for Android, which Ghacks just looked at […]

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Twitter Transparency Report, US Tops the list

Twitter yesterday has released the company's first transparency report which offers information about user information, removal and takedown notice requests Twitter received in the first half of 2012. The idea for the […]

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Twitter Changes Incoming: Faster Speeds, No More Hashbang URLs

Twitter yesterday announced several major infrastructure changes that it would roll out to its site in the coming weeks on the Twitter Engineering blog. The changes are all aimed at optimizing speeds […]

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How To Opt-Out of Twitters' Weekly Email Digest

If you have a Twitter account, and who does not, you may have heard about the weekly email digest that Twitter has been working on for a while. The digest is a […]

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Twitter Sues Twitter Spam Tool Providers

Twitter in its current form is abused by spammers, usually with the help of automated tools that support multiple profiles, auto following and posting, custom messages and a lot of other goodies […]

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MetroTwit 1.0 Released, Now With Windows 8 Support

The Twitter homepage is not really the most comfortable place to manage your tweets, followers and read tweets and messages by other users. One of the restrictions for instance is that you […]

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Twitter Acquires Posterous, What Happens Next?

You may have already heard the news that the social messaging service Twitter has acquired another web service. After acquiring Tweetdeck less than a year ago, the company has acquired the blogging […]


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