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Twitter is trying out upvotes and downvotes in its latest beta test

Twitter is trying out upvotes and downvotes in its latest beta test

Say what you will about Twitter: it's constantly evolving as a service. Whether it's introducing a paid subscription option that adds an "undo" button or deleting Fleets from the app for good, it's been a busy, ever-evolving year for the social network everyone loves to hate. A new beta test for Twitter introduces various upvote and downvote options specifically for replies, though only time will tell if these tools actually come to a wider audience.

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Twitter 'undo' button for tweets may emerge as a paid feature

Twitter 'undo' button for tweets may emerge as a paid feature

Since time immemorial, users have been begging Twitter for the ability to edit tweets. While it's unlikely that this will be a reality anytime soon — Jack Dorsey hinted at this in an interview — we may see a feature that addresses the problem, at least partially.

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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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[Update: It's official] Longer tweets on Twitter are coming September 19

[Update: It's official] Longer tweets on Twitter are coming September 19

Back in May, Twitter revealed they were changing the way their tweet character limit worked. Currently everything you can shove in a tweet - text, media, polls, etc - counts towards the 140-character limit. Twitter has not revealed the exact date this change is coming, but The Verge believes it will be September 19.

The change will go into effect for images, GIFs, polls, and videos, although The Verge is unsure if it will all happen at once or over a gradual period.

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Twitter Will Soon Stop Counting @Names In Replies And Media Attachments Against 140 Character Limit

Twitter Will Soon Stop Counting @Names In Replies And Media Attachments Against 140 Character Limit

Since its founding, Twitter's 140 character tweet limit has been sacrosanct. That won't be the case in a few months, though. Twitter has announced a plan to exempt certain @names and media links from the character count. Retweets and the way conversations are broadcast will also change. It's actually a bit complicated.

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Bloomberg: Twitter To Soon Stop Counting Photos And Links In 140-Character Limit

Bloomberg: Twitter To Soon Stop Counting Photos And Links In 140-Character Limit

Twitter will soon make fitting everything into 140 characters an easier task, according to Bloomberg. The news agency reports that the social network is about to stop counting photos and links toward the character limit. The change is expected in the next two weeks.

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[Google And Twitter Sitting In A Tree] You Can Now View Tweets Among Search Results In The Google Search App And On The Mobile Web

[Google And Twitter Sitting In A Tree] You Can Now View Tweets Among Search Results In The Google Search App And On The Mobile Web

Google and Twitter have rekindled their relationship, and that means users can now view tweets inside the Google Search app. Messages appear among results in a carousel, similar to images. The feature is live today for people searching in English across the US on Android, iOS, or the web. Desktop compatibility is still in the works, along with support for other countries.

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[New App] MTV Releases Official Tosh.0 App, Suggests You Ditch Your Computer In Favor Of Its Tosh-Centric Functionality

[New App] MTV Releases Official Tosh.0 App, Suggests You Ditch Your Computer In Favor Of Its Tosh-Centric Functionality

Making it perhaps a little too easy to access Tosh.0's full "online experience," MTV Networks (on behalf of Comedy Central) recently released the official Tosh.0 app to Google's Play Store, adding a suggestion that users ditch their computers, because after all, "opening browser windows is for government workers and exchange students."

The app allows users to immerse themselves in a Tosh-centric world of internet interest, reading posts from the Tosh.0 blog, checking out Tosh's latest caption challenge, and watching videos from all seasons of Tosh.0, including everything from Web Redemptions to Video Breakdowns and more.

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The official Tosh.0 app also allows users to get "exclusive" alerts from the show, quickly share Tosh.0 videos on Facebook, and keep a sharp eye on Daniel Tosh's Twitter feed.

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