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Twitter Makes Good On Promise, Begins Rollout Of Downloadable Tweets Archive

Back in September Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced that all users would be able to download their tweets before the end of the year. He repeated that claim last month (much to the chagrin of some of his development team).

Good news: it appears that Costolo is making good on his promise as a “a very small percentage” of users are able to access a new archive feature on Twitter.com, and one of those lucky testers just might be you.

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Twitter Moves Fast And Adds Photo Editing Capabilities

Earlier today we told you that Twitter planned to roll out photo filtering capabilities by the end of the year.

Well, guess what? Those over-achievers got them out the door today!

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Twitter To Offer Photo Filters By End Of 2012

Here’s Twitter’s answer to Instagram’s plans to cut off embedding pictures on Twitter.

Twitter, it’s being said, will be rolling out its own photo filters by the end of this year.

There hasn’t been any official announcement yet, but multiple credible tech sources have it on good authority that the rumors are true.

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Twitter Adds Photos, Videos, Stronger Media On Apps And Context To Search

For a long time Twitter’s search functionality was criminally underused. Twitter knew this – heck, everybody knew this – and slowly but surely it has started to make improvements to its search tool to encourage users to be more proactive.

First, they made it faster. Then, they made it look better. Earlier this year they started adding additional, crowd-pleasing functionality, such as the Google-esque autocomplete that arrived in July.

Yesterday, Twitter announced further revisions to search, including greater emphasis on photos and videos, stronger media placement on apps and an explanation as to how and why your top tweets in search are selected.

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Now You Can Email Tweets To The Twitterphobes In Your Life

To those folks who ask you “what’s Twitter?” (your mom) or “what’s so interesting over there?” (usually Facebook people) or for those friends who just need to see what a tweet looks like before making the leap, you can now show them what the hubbub is about, thanks to a new feature headed your way: The ability to email your tweets to those non-tweople.

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Love Your Weekly Twitter Emails? You Can Now Get Them Daily

Twitter launched a weekly email digest service in May, summarizing your network’s activity into a single easy-to-read email that was sent to your inbox every week. And now they’re expanded the frequency to daily digests, if you’re into that sort of thing. Here’s how to set it up.
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Twitter Rumored To Be Adding Photos Filters In Move To Battle Instagram

So we all recall the kerfuffle when Facebook snatched Instagram away from Twitter and co-founder Jack Dorsey stopped using the tool in a tiff.

And then Twitter took away Instagram’s API access, solidifying the rift. But then Instagram was all “in yo’ face, Twitter” as it came out with a workaround that promised to convert Twitter’s  photo-loving users faster than your favorite cult.

Well, according to The New York Times, Twitter is planning some pretty cool updates in the coming months, including photo filters “that will allow people to share altered images on Twitter and bypass Instagram.”

Don’t you love tech wars? All that’s missing are battling avatar-style robots.

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Twitter Partners With 2,000 Brands For Even More Expanded Tweets

Over the summer, Twitter announced that it would be working with select partners to create expanded tweets – tweets that display rich content, such as embedded videos or articles, when clicked on.

And now you have yet another reason to never, ever leave Twitter for your content needs: over 2,000 more brands and companies have signed on to offer expanded tweets.
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Twitter Launches Gender Targeting For Promoted Products

Do you use any of Twitter’s suite of promoted products?

If you do then we have some good news – you can now target and push ads towards individuals on Twitter based on their gender, which will help your message reach the most relevant audience.

But Twitter doesn’t ask for our gender when we sign up, and it isn’t always obvious whether a user is male or female (often intentionally so), so how have they solved the problem of mistargeting ads?

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Brace Yourselves… Twitter Profile Pics Now Open Differently When You Click On Them

In a change to the user interface that many analysts are already hailing as one of the most innovative design risks in the history of social media, the profile pictures on Twitter.com now behave very differently when you click on them.

Previously, the picture would open in a new tab on your browser.

And now? It pops-up.

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