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Twitter will restart public applications for verified users in 2021

Twitter will restart public applications for verified users in 2021

Twitter's verification system has been a massive failure in just about every way possible. Twitter ended public applications for the infamous verified symbol three years ago, after the company couldn't figure out if verification should be an endorsement or not. Now the company is gearing up for a new public application process, aimed to begin in 2021.

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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 pinning explainers to topics so people will stop asking why they're trending

Twitter pinning explainers to topics so people will stop asking why they're trending

We've all probably taken a peek at the Trending section of Twitter and asked why a certain topic is trending before either putting the thought out of our mind or tweeting "why is this trending?" Well, the company doesn't seem to want to stand for that kind of ignorance, so it will start explaining why a subject is getting all the buzz right in that panel.

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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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Twitter finally gets around to patching Android app security hole... 22 months later

Twitter finally gets around to patching Android app security hole... 22 months later

Twitter has patched its app from a vulnerability within Android that could let a malicious app siphon users' private date — including their direct messages — while bypassing system permissions. Every Twitter for Android user was notified about the security hole which affects users on versions 8 Oreo and 9 Pie.

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FBI catches alleged hackers behind the great Twitter hack of 2020

FBI catches alleged hackers behind the great Twitter hack of 2020

Three individuals have been charged with carrying out a debilitating security breach on Twitter 2 weeks ago that saw high-profile verified accounts hijacked for the purposes of a Bitcoin scam. In perpetrating the scheme, the team allegedly gained privileged tools by connecting with an employee who was selling access to them.

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Twitter might test a paid subscription tier later this year

Twitter might test a paid subscription tier later this year

Twitter may have recently hit 1 billion downloads on the Play Store, but the social media company has seen its fair share of adversity lately, including a massive data breach and advertisers boycotting social media. Today, Jack Dorsey told investors that the company has been looking into alternative ways of making money, including a potential paid subscription plan.

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