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New Twitter Feature: Tweet Conversations Are Now Threaded Together

The real-time, global, public conversations that take place on Twitter are now much easier to discover and follow.

Twitter has rolled out an update that threads tweets together that are part of the same conversation.

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New ‘Related Headlines’ Feature Adds Embedded Links To Tweets’ Permalink Pages

Starting today, for any tweets that have been embedded on websites, Twitter has implemented a new “related headlines” section on those tweets’ permalink pages.

That means that when you click on the Twitter.com permalink of a tweet, you’ll be able to see beneath it a list of website links where the tweet was embedded, making it easy and efficient to discover stories that provide more context for newsworthy tweets.

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Twitter Testing Proximity-Based Event Alerts

Building on the news we shared yesterday that Twitter is testing a “TV Trending” feature for some users, it appears that Twitter is also trying out alerts for live events happening nearby.

Here’s what the alerts look like, and more details.

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Twitter Now Suggests Hashtags As You Compose A Tweet

As noted by Livefyre’s Lead Social Strategist Nick Cicero, Twitter seems to be offering suggested hashtags as you compose a tweet.

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Twitter Experimenting With Highlighting Media Articles That Have Embedded Tweets

It seems like Twitter’s in the lab this week.

In addition to testing a tweet translation tool, Twitter is experimenting with a tweet additive that highlights media articles that have embedded a tweet.

Here’s what we mean.

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Twitter Testing A Tweet Translation Tool

Twitter has confirmed it is testing a tool to automatically translate tweets using Microsoft’s Bing search engine.

Here’s what the functionality, currently available for only select users, looks like.

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Twitter Introduces #CreativeFavorites, Honoring Stellar Agency Work

Yesterday afternoon, Twitter introduced a new program called #CreativeFavorites, honoring “great creative work done by advertising agencies on Twitter.”

Moving forward, the Twitter Advertising team will start regularly featuring innovative campaigns, along with the creative agency teams behind them, on the Twitter Advertising blog.

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Attention, Twitter Marketers: You Can Now Schedule Any Kind Of Retweet With Buffer

We’re big fans of Buffer at AllTwitter, the popular social media optimising app that lets you easily share content on Twitter (and other social platforms) throughout the day.

Big news. Now, and for the first time (both on Buffer and ANY social media platform), you can use Buffer to schedule native retweets alongside your normal content. Old school, editable RT @ retweets are also supported, and the new functionality works on the web and mobile.

So what are you waiting for?

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Twitter Music Is #NowPlaying As Official App, Player Launches

After much rumour and fanfare, today Twitter has (finally) announced Twitter Music, a new service that they say will change the way that people find music on (and using) Twitter.

Launching on the App Store later today and rolling out at music.twitter.com as we speak, Twitter Music is available in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, and streams music from three sources: iTunes (the default), Spotify or Rdio.

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Twitter Trends Are Now Available In 160+ New Locations

Twitter has expanded the global coverage of its Trends feature, which lets users track breaking news and hot topics that are most relevant to them, to more than 160 new locations, including (and for the first time) Belgium, Greece, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Portugal and the Ukraine.

Additionally, more than 130 new cities have also been added to existing countries that are supported by Trends.

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