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Twitter Adds New Features For Verified Users (Average Joes Need Not Apply)

Twitter Adds New Features For Verified Users (Average Joes Need Not Apply)

Twitter started verifying users back in 2009, largely to combat the problem of impostor accounts and to establish the authenticity of key individuals and brands on the platform. It’s a fairly simple system that (bar one or two hiccups) works: any account with a blue verified badge on their Twitter profile is a verified account.

This week Twitter launched two new features for verified users: notifications when another verified user follows them, plus the option to filter their followers so only verified users are visible on iOS.

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Twitter Launches Easier, Faster Ads Interface

Twitter Launches Easier, Faster Ads Interface

Twitter’s advertising suite launched back in 2010 and its flagship Promoted Accounts and Promoted Tweets products have become an effective way for brands of all shapes and sizes to grow an audience and boost engagement to generate leads, website traffic and conversions.

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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: Showing You Tweets From Accounts Your Friends Follow

Twitter's Latest Experiment: Showing You Tweets From Accounts Your Friends Follow

Twitter experiments with at least one new feature each and every day, and while most of these are simply that – experiments – some do move out of the beta process and become system-wide.

The platform’s latest venture, which it’s testing on its usual small subset of unsuspecting users, is slightly controversial – tweets from accounts that your friends follow are appearing in your stream.

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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: Self-Explaining Hashtags

Twitter's Latest Experiment: Self-Explaining Hashtags

Twitter brought hashtags to the attention of the cultural masses, and it feels like hardly an hour passes now without seeing a hashtag plastered across a billboard, movie trailer or TV commercial.

However, on Twitter itself, one of the biggest problems with any single hashtag can be figuring out what it actually means. Something like #happy is pretty clear, but what does #rt usually stand for – retweet?

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You Can Now Embed Tweets Within Tweets – is Twitter’s ‘Retweet With Comment’ Coming Soon?

You Can Now Embed Tweets Within Tweets - is Twitter's 'Retweet With Comment' Coming Soon?

Huge update from Twitter today that, while appearing fairly simple on first look, could be an early indication of some big changes on the platform: you can now embed tweets within tweets.

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Twitter’s New Tweet Activity Dashboard Reveals Impressions, Engagement And More For All Tweets

Twitter’s New Tweet Activity Dashboard Reveals Impressions, Engagement And More For All Tweets

Twitter’s analytics suite has always been fairly limited but a huge update from the company on Friday gives advertisers a veritable smorgasbord of data to help them better understand their tweet activity, including impressions, engagement, link clicks, retweets and more.

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New From Twitter: The Mute Button

New From Twitter: The Mute Button

We first covered this a week ago when the proposal was one of the platform’s many experiments, but now it’s a reality: Twitter is getting a mute button.

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New From Twitter: A Third Column For Your Web Experience

New From Twitter: A Third Column For Your Web Experience

Twitter continues to roll out new features at a furious pace, and its latest update is a third column on Twitter.com, which they say makes the website “more flexible for various screen sizes”.

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New From Twitter: Language Targeting In Ads

New From Twitter: Language Targeting In Ads

In the wake of disappointing monthly active user numbers and a collapsing stock price, Twitter continues to launch new features at a fairly heady pace, and yesterday the company rolled out language targeting options for Promoted Tweets and Promoted Accounts.

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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: The Mute Button

Twitter's Latest Experiment: The Mute Button

By its own admission Twitter experiments with at least one new feature each and every day (recent highlights have included a significant engagement metric and a new signup process) and while most of these are simply that – experiments – some do move out of the beta process and become system-wide.

One of Twitter’s latest ventures is a tool that’s long been part of a number of third-party Twitter apps but has never been incorporated within Twitter’s core: a mute button.

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