Twitter has released iOS and Android updates which feature showing trends from over 100 new locations.
Users can also use the Discover tab to find out what is trending on Twitter as whole. This feature will allow users to better customise the trends that they would like to follow.
Twitter will soon introduce two-step verification system to all the users shortly. A two-step verification system would help prevent Twitter hacks from happening. Associated Press had its Twitter feed hacked today. Two-step verification would have prevented that.
Micro-blogging site Twitter will be releasing a new music app this Friday. The Twitter music app, will let you listen to music provided by third-party services such as iTunes and Soundcloud and Vevo videos. The app will help users find artists and songs based on personalized signals, including Twitter accounts.
The evidence can be seen on Twitter’s new website at: https://music.twitter.com/
Twitter has faced the biggest hack ever with 250,000 active user passwords stolen by hackers. Security experts warned that the hackers had possession of a potentially valuable cache of information, as many people’s Twitter passwords are identical with their financial passwords.
Twitter has reset the passwords and revoked session tokens for the affected accounts. Those affected will receive an email from Twitter notifying them that they will have to reset their password.
Twitter released Vine iOS app that allow users to capture six seconds of video and share with your friends. Twitter acquire video start up Vine last year.
“Vine is the most exciting thing I’ve seen in a while. Not just because of the team, because it brings an entirely new art form to the world.”, tweeted Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.
Twitter will soon allow users to download an entire archive of their tweets. This is similar to what Facebook is doing.
Users will need to make a request to download their archived tweets. Upon doing so, they will receive a link via email when their archive is ready for download. The tweets are delivered in a chronological order in a ZIP folder containing HTML, CSV and JSON files.
Pope Benedict XVI ventured into social media using the iPad by sending on Twitter. The message reads “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through Twitter. Thank you for your generous response. I bless all of you from my heart.”
The Vatican said that the pope will be using Twitter to engage with the Roman Catholic Church’s 1.2 billion followers.
Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo, announced that Twitter users should be able to download their entire archive of tweets by year’s end. This news will certainly make a lot of Twitter users happy. Dick also revealed that a new curator Twitter tool will allow third-parties to aggregate and publish groups of tweets.
Twitter has started rolling out redesigned layout for website, iPhone and iPad apps. The redesign offer a more consistent experience across mobile devices and the Web.
Following Facebook footsteps, Twitter has updated the layout of the profile pages to include a featured image at the top of the Twitter page. The new profile pages also highlight photos, showing more images from Twitter users.
Starting today you can make your presence on Twitter more meaningful with new Twitter profiles. Upload an all-new header photo on mobile apps for iPad, iPhone and Android or twitter.com, and the same image will appear whenever anyone views your profile on the web or these apps. You can upload your header photo, which appears above your Tweets, to express yourself instantly, anywhere.
Twitter was down for 2 hours this Thursday and the company has blamed this on the data centre. Twitter went down between about 8:20 a.m. and 9 a.m. Pacific Time and was back in action by about 10:25 a.m. This is the second black out in 6 weeks. Twitter was out of action on June 21.
With the impending launch of London Olympics this Saturday, will Twitter users be hit by another blackout? What do you think?
Twitter is expected to be one of the main microblogging sites used by sports fans and athletes during the Olympics.