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Twitter verifications to relaunch on January 20

Twitter verifications to relaunch on January 20

After announcing an overhaul of the verification process last month, Twitter has been gathering feedback from the public to make sure the new approach doesn't present any glaring issues. That process garnered more than 22,000 survey responses and has now been completed, so the company can press on with its plans — verification officially restarts on January 20, 2020.

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Periscope will shut down its dedicated app because no one uses it

Periscope will shut down its dedicated app because no one uses it

Periscope was originally released by Twitter as a standalone livestreaming app, before most of its functionality was baked into the main Twitter mobile app in 2016. Since then, Periscope's dedicated community has mostly shifted to Twitter and other platforms, and now the app that started it all is going away.

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Twitter could soon let you restrict replies to those who follow you

Twitter could soon let you restrict replies to those who follow you

Like so many other corners of the internet, social media has become a thriving hub for trolls and online harassers. Twitter couldn’t stay immune to such miscreants, leading it to introduce tools that could help reduce the needless clutter in tweet replies. Going forward with this approach, Twitter is now reportedly working on a way to allow replies only from your own followers.

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Twitter apps get support for hardware two-factor security keys

Twitter apps get support for hardware two-factor security keys

There are plenty of forms of so-called two-factor authentication when it comes to security, and not all of them are equal. Among the higher tiers of security is an actual, physical hardware key that requires you to plug it in when signing into an account. Fans of the standard will be glad to hear that Twitter has just announced that hardware key-based two-factor authentication can now be used to log in on Android and iOS.

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Twitter updates its Android app with custom share sheet

Twitter updates its Android app with custom share sheet

Twitter recently brought a custom share sheet to its iOS client that replaced the operating system's native solution, causing some disgruntled reactions. Now the social network's Android app is in for a similar treatment, though the two variations of a new UI are just replacing the application's already existing custom share sheet — and the new ones are definitely an improvement.

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Tip: You can mute Twitter Fleets to hide them from your feed

Tip: You can mute Twitter Fleets to hide them from your feed

Twitter recently jumped on the Instagram Stories bandwagon with its own Fleets, fleeting tweets that sit in a horizontal-scrolling section at the top of your feed. Not everyone is all that enamored with the social media app's latest feature, but there is a way to get rid of Fleets if you're willing to put the work in.

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Twitter starts rolling out its Stories clone 'Fleets'

Twitter starts rolling out its Stories clone 'Fleets'

Following half a year of limited a/b testing, Twitter has just formally announced its own version of Snapchat Stories called "Fleets" — because these days, any reputable social media platform needs a Stories copy of its own. The feature is starting to roll out internationally today.

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Twitter rolls out developer portal for its overhauled API

Twitter rolls out developer portal for its overhauled API

Twitter had been teasing the first major update to its API since 2012 for days. On the back of yesterday's major security breach which saw a bevy of verified accounts hijacked for the sake of a Bitcoin scam, the company decided that it would still announce the new API today as scheduled, but would delay the roll-out. Still, all of this has left outside developers wondering what these new tools will allow them to do.

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Twitter gives users new settings for who's allowed to reply to your tweets

Twitter gives users new settings for who's allowed to reply to your tweets

People online can sometimes be a little less civil than they would be in person, which is probably why Twitter is now introducing settings to restrict who can reply to your tweets. Assuming your profile isn't set to private, people will still be able to see, like, and retweet (with and without comments).

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