Twitter India: News

08 Nov 2022

Congress Party

Block Congress Twitter account for unlawfully using 'KGF' music: Court

A Bengaluru civil court on Monday directed micro-blogging platform Twitter to temporarily block the official accounts of the Congress and its Bharat Jodo Yatra for unauthorized use of music from the superhit film KGF 2.

05 Nov 2022


Twitter losing $4M per day; workforce reduced by half

Just a week after its takeoff by billionaire Elon Musk, Twitter has fired roughly half of its 7,500-strong workforce worldwide.

29 Jul 2022


Income tax deadline: 'Extend due date immediately' trends on Twitter

Taxpayers have voiced a number of concerns over the income tax portal as the Income Tax Return (ITR) filing deadline approaches and have demanded an extension of the deadline.

30 Nov 2021


Everything you should know about Twitter's new CEO Parag Agrawal

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Monday announced he would be stepping down from his role and the company's Chief Technology Officer Parag Agrawal will fill in.

22 Oct 2021


SC issues notice to ex-Twitter India head Manish Maheshwari

The Supreme Court has issued a notice to Manish Maheshwari, the former head of Twitter's India operations, in connection with a petition filed by the Uttar Pradesh Police.

13 Oct 2021


Here's how you can 'soft block' your Twitter followers

In early September, Twitter was spotted testing a feature that would allow you to conveniently remove a follower without blocking them. The feature was designed to make Twitterati feel safer on the platform.

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.

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.

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.

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.

01 Jun 2021


Twitter working on recently-introduced misinformation labels for specificity

Shortly after being slapped with a non-compliance notice by the Delhi High Court, Twitter is back in the news, albeit for a new feature.

26 May 2021


#FundingAlert: Koo's valuation crosses $100 million mark amid fresh investment

India's homegrown Twitter rival Koo has raised $30 million (approximately Rs. 218 crore) in a Series-B funding round led by Tiger Global. Existing investors have also participated in the round.

25 May 2021


Delhi Police v/s Twitter India: All you need to know

Twitter offices in Delhi and Gurugram were visited by the Special Cell of Delhi Police to serve a notice pertaining to the "Congress toolkit" case. This follows days after Twitter flagged BJP spokesman Sambit Patra's tweet as "manipulated media".

18 May 2021


New Twitter Blue subscription could cost $2.99 per month

In March, we reported that microblogging giant Twitter could give users an undo tweet feature to reconsider tweets before posting. The platform was also mulling ways to monetize the service with premium features.

16 May 2021


Twitter introduces DM search bar for Android after two years

Twitter users on Android have finally received the new search feature restricted to Direct Messages (DMs).

27 Apr 2021


Twitter will display region-specific vaccination information prompt in user timelines

On April 26, popular microblogging platform Twitter said that this week, it will display a prompt with region-specific COVID-19 vaccine information at the top of people's timelines.

05 Mar 2021


Undo tweet feature spotted, could be launched soon

Application decoder Jane Manchun Wong on Twitter discovered an animation on the platform suggesting that Twitter is actively exploring the concept of an undo tweet feature.

10 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Twitter won't block politicians unless Trump, and more

While Twitter found it easy to engineer regime change in the USA, India is proving to be a lot more resilient.

08 Feb 2021


Indian government-Twitter row: All you need to know

In recent days, calls for Twitter to quit India have risen. The microblogging website is facing immense criticism for violating the Indian law by unblocking accounts it had been directed to withhold.

07 Feb 2021


Twitter India Public Policy Director Mahima Kaul resigns

Twitter's Public Policy Director for India and South Asia, Mahima Kaul, resigned from her post in January citing personal reasons, a senior official confirmed on Sunday.

20 Oct 2020


'DDLJ' turns 25: SRK becomes 'Raj,' Kajol 'Simran' once again

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge has clocked 25 years of release today.

22 Apr 2020


Health Ministry launches Twitter service to answer questions around COVID-19

In a major development, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a Twitter service to address public concerns and queries around the novel coronavirus disease.

24 Jan 2020


Indian women politicians face more online abuse than US/UK counterparts

A recent study on online abuse has revealed the shocking reality of how women politicians in India are targeted on Twitter.

28 Nov 2019


Fake account of Arjun Tendulkar suspended after Sachin demanded action

On Wednesday, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar clarified that a Twitter account (@jr_tendulkar) was impersonating his son Arjun.

10 Nov 2019


Why are Twitter users switching to the social platform Mastodon?

Ever since Twitter suspended the account of the Supreme Court lawyer twice, several users of the micro-blogging site have been moving to the alternative social network Mastodon.

22 Apr 2019


Twitter appoints former Network18 Digital CEO as India MD

Twitter has roped in Manish Maheshwari, the former CEO of Network18 Digital group, as the Managing Director (MD) of its India operations.

25 Feb 2019


Parliamentary Committee gives Jack Dorsey 10 days to answer questions

On Monday, the Parliamentary Committee on IT met with Twitter's Global Vice President of Public Policy Colin Crowell in lieu of CEO Jack Dorsey.

22 Feb 2019


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will not appear before parliamentary panel

Despite the Indian government summoning Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to appear before the Parliamentary Committee on IT on February 25, Twitter has said that Dorsey will not attend the hearing.

11 Feb 2019


Twitter CEO told to appear before Parliamentary Panel

Days after it was reported that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey had refused to appear for a hearing before India's Parliamentary Committee on IT, panel head Anurag Thakur has said that he has again been summoned for a hearing on February 25.

06 Dec 2018


Twitter India releases 2018's Biggest Moments in India on Twitter

The year 2018 has surely been a roller-coaster ride, and because we live in the world of social media, people have connected, debated, learned and had conversations on Twitter.

11 Sep 2018


Swara gets Vivek's Twitter account locked after his problematic tweet

Swara Bhasker is one of the few actresses in the industry who speaks her mind on social media.

28 May 2018


Twitter launches a special emoji for Rajinikanth's upcoming film 'Kaala'

Twitter today launched first ever "emoji" for superstar Rajinikanth's upcoming film "Kaala", which is produced by his son-in-law Dhanush's production banner Wunderbar Films.

21 May 2018

Omar Abdullah

J&K Police books man for criticizing the government's move

A case was registered today against a man for his alleged tweet criticizing the government's move to suspend anti-terror operations in J&K.

05 Feb 2018


Over 14 lakh budget posts on Twitter in one week

Twitter India registered more than 14 lakh budget-related posts in the last one week (January 26-February 2), it recently revealed.

01 Feb 2018


Amitabh Bachchan suffers drop in followers, is angry with Twitter

Amitabh Bachchan is no longer the most followed Indian movie star on Twitter. Of course, he is angry. So much so that he has threatened to leave the micro-blogging site.

07 Apr 2017


Twitter India launches Lite for weak connectivity

Twitter on April 6 launched Twitter Lite in India in collaboration with Vodafone, a platform specially designed for regions where connectivity is poor.

01 Apr 2017


Twitter relaxes 140-character limit for replies

Twitter has found a way to ease the 140 character limit for replying to tweets. Twitter has now excluded usernames from the character count for replies.

24 Mar 2017


Twitter considers paid membership option for select users

Certain users might soon be able to access enhanced services on Twitter through a paid membership option it is considering.

10 Feb 2017


Twitter ad revenue falls even after restructuring job cuts

Twitter reported the slowest quarterly revenue growth since its IPO in 2013.