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Twitter for iOS Now Lets You Watch (Some) Videos While You Continue to Browse

Twitter for iOS Now Lets You Watch (Some) Videos While You Continue to Browse

Ever loaded up a video on Twitter and then wanted to carry on reading tweets while you watch?

Good news: a new feature from Twitter lets you do just that, albeit with a couple of limitations.

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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’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 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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Twitter’s Latest Experiment: ‘Buy Now’ Shopping Buttons In Tweets

Twitter's Latest Experiment: 'Buy Now' Shopping Buttons In Tweets

One-click shopping could soon be coming to Twitter via a “buy now” button embedded directly into tweets, allowing users to purchase products directly from the social platform and empowering brands to effectively market their products and services to a targeted audience.

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Twitter Testing ‘Significant Engagement’ Feature For Verified Users

Twitter Testing 'Significant Engagement' Feature For Verified Users

By its own admission Twitter experiments with a new feature at least once each day and while most of these are simply that – experiments – some do go on to become core parts of the system.

The latest experiment doing the rounds is called Significant Engagement, which surfaces “important or higher than usual engagement with your account or Tweets.”

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Twitter Launches Mobile App Promotion Suite

Twitter Launches Mobile App Promotion Suite

Twitter acquired MoPub way back in September of last year but, until now, hasn’t done much with the purchase. Well, be still your beating heart, as Twitter has just unveiled a new mobile app promotion suite which uses MoPub technology, which will allow marketers to promote their apps both on and off Twitter.

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Twitter, Sky Team Up To Let You #WatchOnSky

Twitter, Sky Team Up To Let You #WatchOnSky

Twitter has teamed up with BSkyB, the broadcaster that owns Sky Television, the United Kingdom’s most popular premium digital TV service, to trial #WatchOnSky, a new tool that will let Sky customers watch or record shows simply by clicking on buttons displayed within a tweet.

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New From Twitter: Post Up To 4 Photos (And Tag Your Friends) In A Single Tweet

New From Twitter: Post Up To 4 Photos (And Tag Your Friends) In A Single Tweet

Twitter has a growth problem. And part of that problem is that users find the service both confusing and somewhat limiting. Yesterday, the company announced a major update that should partly resolve this issue, certainly when it comes to image sharing on your mobile phone.

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Twitter Might Be Changing How @ Replies And Hashtags Work

Twitter Might Be Changing How @ Replies And Hashtags Work

Twitter has a growth problem. And here’s why: for many new users, it’s simply too confusing. And that’s a problem they need to resolve, and soon. But is changing its core and iconic functionality really the answer?

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