Articles about Twitter
Twitter is an American microblogging-style social networking platform where users can post messages called "tweets" and interact with the community by liking, retweeting, and sharing tweets. Users who haven't signed up can only read tweets and not interact with them. Interestingly, prior to April 2020, Twitter could also be accessed via SMS. Now, it is a mobile-centric application that can be accessed on a website as well. It is called a microblogging platform because the length of tweets was originally restricted to 140 characters. In 2017, the limit was doubled to 280 characters. Time-limited audio and video tweets can also be posted. Further, Twitter has earned notoriety as a microblogging service because most tweets are written by a small minority of users. As of 2019, Twitter boasted 330 million monthly active users. Following the viral success of the audio-based social networking app Clubhouse, Twitter launched a rival service known as Twitter Spaces where users could create audio-based discussion rooms called "spaces". In this format, the host and few speakers can host discussions and address several listeners. Monetization options for creators are also available on Spaces and the Twitter app.
09 Sep 2021
Twitter testing new feature to remove unwanted followers, prevent abuse
Microblogging platform Twitter's latest test feature for the web could come in handy if you are being abused online or just want to remove your followers without blocking them.
02 Sep 2021
LinkedIn discontinues Stories feature in favor of 'short-form video format'
Microsoft-owned networking platform LinkedIn recently announced that it is shutting down its Stories feature that allowed users to post content that disappears after 24 hours, just like Instagram and Snapchat stories.
31 Aug 2021
Twitter starts rolling out Ticketed Spaces for some iOS users
Twitter has been planning to monetize its Clubhouse-rival called Twitter Spaces ever since the new feature debuted. Now, the microblogging platform has announced that some iOS users would be able to charge an entry fee from attendees wanting to listen to their Spaces.
30 Aug 2021
PM Modi lauds feats of Indian players at Paralympics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Indian medal-winners at the Tokyo Paralympics on Monday and also spoke to them over the phone to laud their efforts.
26 Aug 2021
Twitter Spaces will now reside where Fleets used to
In July, Twitter announced that it is retiring Fleets - disappearing tweets that resembled Instagram Stories. Now, the microblogging platform has announced that it will give that screen real estate (at the top of the user's timeline) to its Clubhouse competitor called Twitter Spaces.
25 Aug 2021
'Pinch' S02 episode-6 review: Kiara responds to being called 'ghamandi'
The sixth episode of Arbaaz Khan's innovative talk show, Pinch, welcomed Kiara Advani as the guest.
23 Aug 2021
Ajith Kumar's 'Valimai,' Vijay's 'Master' ruled Twitter hashtags this year
Twitter announced the top hashtags in various categories today, on the occasion of #HashtagDay.
19 Aug 2021
Twitter testing new process for reporting COVID-19 misinformation
Microblogging platform Twitter has announced that its users in the US, Australia, and South Korea will be able to report COVID-19 and election-related misinformation through the conventional process of reporting other kinds of unwanted content.
15 Aug 2021
Twitter halts verification process once again to improve review process
Earlier this year, Twitter had announced that it had restarted accepting applications for its verification process through which Twitter accounts are given the revered blue tick.
15 Aug 2021
Twitter revising user interface contrast settings following users' headache complaints
Last week, microblogging platform Twitter redesigned its user interface with the use of high contrast across visual elements like buttons and links while a new font called Chirp was added as well.
14 Aug 2021
Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account restored after row over locking it
Twitter has restored Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's account, one week after temporarily locking it.
13 Aug 2021
'Attack on democracy': Rahul Gandhi slams Twitter for locking account
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today slammed Twitter for locking his account on the social media platform.
12 Aug 2021
Adivi Sesh commences last schedule of 'Major'
South star Adivi Sesh on Thursday said the final schedule of his multilingual feature Major, based on the life of 2008 Mumbai terror attack martyr Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, has begun in Telangana's capital, Hyderabad.
12 Aug 2021
Twitter has introduced new fonts, and users aren't happy
Noticed anything different on Twitter recently? Well, it's intentional. The microblogging platform's Design department announced that alongside a host of tweaks to the web client and mobile app, Twitter has now switched to using its first proprietary font called Chirp.
10 Aug 2021
Twitter now in compliance with IT Rules: Centre tells HC
The Centre on Tuesday informed the Delhi High Court that Twitter Inc. now complies with the IT Rules, 2021 as it has appointed a permanent Chief Compliance Officer-cum-Resident Grievance Officer and a Nodal Contact Officer.
05 Aug 2021
PM Modi, sporting fraternity hail men's hockey team's Olympic success
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday led the nation in hailing and celebrating the Indian men's hockey team's historic bronze medal-winning feat at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, saying the day will be etched in the memory of every Indian.
29 Jul 2021
Gujarat: Video showing hundreds of blackbucks crossing road goes viral
A video showing hundreds of blackbucks crossing a road in Gujarat's Bhavnagar district has gone viral on social media platforms, and the spectacle drew praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
24 Jul 2021
Twitter rolls out new upvote-downvote system test for tweet replies
While Twitter may not have given in to users' longstanding requests for an "Edit Tweet" option, the microblogging platform has finally started testing a dislike button with a new Reddit-inspired upvote/downvote system on tweet replies.
22 Jul 2021
Centre slams Twitter in Parliament over non-compliance of IT rules
The Indian government said that Twitter's earlier statement expressing concerns over freedom of expression in India was a tactic to divert attention from its non-compliance with the country's laws at that time.
21 Jul 2021
Veteran thespian Urmil Kumar Thapliyal dies at 78
Renowned theater personality and litterateur Urmil Kumar Thapliyal passed away in Lucknow following a prolonged illness. He was 78.
15 Jul 2021
Twitter is killing its disappearing tweets feature called Fleets
In a tweet from its official handle, microblogging platform Twitter announced the retirement of Fleets. The feature displayed a row of fullscreen tweets at the top of a user's timeline that would disappear 24 hours after their creation.
14 Jul 2021
'Didn't litter Ladakh': Aamir Khan clarifies after social media call-out
Aamir Khan and team Laal Singh Chaddha have now issued a statement refusing to accept all allegations of littering shooting locations in Ladakh.
13 Jul 2021
Delete tweets against Lakshmi Puri, Delhi HC tells Saket Gokhale
The Delhi High Court today directed self-described activist Saket Gokhale to immediately delete alleged defamatory tweets against former Indian envoy Lakshmi Puri.
12 Jul 2021
'Tandoor' trailer: Refreshes memory about a horrific 1995 murder case
Makers dropped the trailer for the upcoming investigative thriller Tandoor today.
11 Jul 2021
'Valimai': Keep your hearts steady as biker Ajith is here
Despite being announced in January 2019, we didn't get as much as a first-look poster or motion clip for Valimai from producer Boney Kapoor or lead star Thala Ajith until now.
11 Jul 2021
#ITRules: Twitter ends tussle with Centre; appoints Resident Grievance Officer
After much delay, Twitter named Vinay Prakash as its Resident Grievance Officer in compliance with the central government's new IT Rules.
10 Jul 2021
#BoycottToofaan trends again; film slammed for allegedly promoting 'love jihad'
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's upcoming movie starring Farhan Akhtar Toofaan is touted to be a sports flick, chronicling the life of national-level boxer Aziz Ali.
08 Jul 2021
Twitter is welcoming feedback on four new privacy-centric concept features
Despite losing its legal shield in India, Twitter continues to consistently add new features to its arsenal. A Twitter executive has detailed multiple privacy and user discovery-related feature concepts, some of which may materialize if Twitter receives positive feedback.
08 Jul 2021
Delhi HC slams Saket Gokhale in Lakshmi Puri's defamation case
The Delhi High Court today slammed self-described activist Saket Gokhale for putting out allegedly defamatory tweets against former Indian envoy Lakshmi Puri.
08 Jul 2021
Will appoint grievance officer in 8 weeks, Twitter tells court
Twitter today informed the Delhi High Court that it needs eight weeks' time to appoint a grievance officer in India, in compliance with the Indian government's new Information Technology rules.
08 Jul 2021
Meet Ashwini Vaishnaw, who replaces RS Prasad as IT Minister
India saw a flurry of resignations from some of the top jobs in the country on Wednesday.
08 Jul 2021
Trump sues Facebook, Twitter, Google alleging violation of First Amendment
On Wednesday, former US President Donald Trump announced that he will move court against Facebook, Google, Twitter, and their CEOs.
07 Jul 2021
Film being made on Pinki Pramanik, thanks to Ashoke Pandit
Director/producer Ashoke Pandit announced that he has bagged the rights of Asian Games gold medalist Pinki Pramanik's story.
06 Jul 2021
Twitter MD says would appear before police on one condition
Manish Maheshwari, the chief of Twitter's India operations, has told the Karnataka High Court he is ready to appear before the Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with the Ghaziabad assault video case, on one condition.
06 Jul 2021
Police notice to Twitter's ex-grievance officer in Ghaziabad assault case
The Ghaziabad Police has sent a notice to Twitter's former grievance officer in India, Dharmendra Chatur, in connection with the Loni assault video case.
06 Jul 2021
Dilip Kumar's health is improving: Saira Banu
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar, who has been admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital in Mumbai, has shown improvement in his health, his wife Saira Banu said late on Monday night.
05 Jul 2021
IT Rules law of the land; Twitter must comply: Centre
Twitter needs to "mandatorily" comply with the new IT Rules, which are the "law of the land," the central government told the Delhi High Court.
04 Jul 2021
'Friendship': Makers release new poster on star Harbhajan Singh's birthday
Cricketer Harbhajan Singh is warming up to impress fans with his first major role in the Tamil movie Friendship soon.
04 Jul 2021
Will 'Bell Bottom' finally end up being an OTT release?
Clouds of uncertainty around the release of Akshay Kumar's Bell Bottom are far from clearing out.
01 Jul 2021
Despite rare emotional-plea, court retains Britney Spears's father as conservator
Hopes of getting free remained elusive for pop star Britney Spears as a Los Angeles judge retained her father, Jamie Spears, as the conservator.