Twitter’s new quote feature now available on Android

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Last week Twitter announced a new quoting system in which it will embed the Tweet you’re quoting, allowing you to type a full 140 character comment. In the past, the entire Tweet that you were commenting on went towards your character limit, so you often times couldn’t comment more than a few characters.

The new feature was only available on the iOS app, but the update is now live in Google Play right now. All you have to do is update the official Twitter app, and when you tap on Retweet, then select Quote Tweet, you will see the original Tweet embedded below your 140 character comment.

Play Store links after the break.

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Legere, Trump launch flame war over the weekend

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere is no stranger to having his tweets picked up and turned into headlines, a limelight that he seems to relish as he continues to push T-Mobile up through the ranks of U.S. carriers. Likewise, Donald Trump seems to be one of those larger-than-life characters in U.S. culture and he is not afraid to Tweet. Unfortunately, the two crossed paths over the weekend and it was not pretty although it has been entertaining for those who enjoy a good flame war. Read more

Twitter introduces new tweet quoting system, rolling out to Android apps soon

twitter_new_banner_620pxTwitter has taken the wraps off of a new system for quoting tweets that makes it a little easier to add your own comment to others’ tweets. With the current quoting system, the contents of a tweet are literally “quoted” and posted to your followers. For longer tweets that hit that 140 character limit, that doesn’t really leave you much room to say anything. Read more

Nuzzel for Android keeps up with the most popular stories from your social circles

nuzzelNuzzel is a service that takes a unique spin on curating content for you by crowd sourcing what your friends and social circles think is popular.

The app hooks into your Facebook and Twitter accounts, then sees which stories and content are being tweeted and shared the most over a 24-hour span. Whichever stories are the most popular get dished up on your main feed in the app, from which you can share/tweet/link the stories again, thus completing the bloated cycle of viral news stories on social media. Seriously, though, if you have tons of Facebook friends and follow huge amounts of Twitter accounts, this is a great way to simplify things. Read more

Enhanced location support coming to Twitter thanks to Foursquare

twitter_new_banner_620pxTwitter has announced that they’ll be bringing location support to tweets in the near future thanks to a collaboration with Foursquare. Users will be able to add specific locations, restaurants, and other areas directly into their tweets like they appear in Foursquare’s location hopping app.

Currently, you can only add locations like cities and states into your tweets, so being able to let your followers know exactly where you’re eating for a lunch is a step up. It could also be considered pretty creepy, depending on who you ask. Read more

Listen to full songs from Rhapsody through Twitter

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Almost two years ago Twitter tried to jump into the online music streaming market with their own Twitter Music offering, a platform that never took off and was eventually shut down. Twitter appears to be ready to give it another go with the addition of Rhapsody to their Twitter Audio Card feature. Rhapsody users can now share what they are listening to via Twitter and more importantly, followers can listen to the full song provided by the Rhapsody service as part of the partnership. Read more

Twitter for Android gives profiles a new look

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In the coming days, users of Twitter for Android will notice something different about the look of profiles. The app has gotten rid of the various menus and swipes required to view all there is to see on a profile. Everything — tweets, photos, favorites biographies, recommended follows, and profile editing — is on the same screen. When scrolling down on a profile, the user’s header minimizes into a banner with the name and amount of tweets displayed.

The feature was announced just yesterday and all users should notice the changes quite soon.

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Twitter for Android gets ‘While you were away’ feature

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While we like to keep a close eye on our timelines, it is nearly impossible to monitor Twitter at all times. That is why Twitter introduced the ‘While you were away’ feature to recap missed content that a user would find valuable. Twitter collects top tweets published between timeline checks. A banner at the top of the display reads “While you were away…” followed by the content. Initially, iOS devices were exclusive to the feature; however, Twitter is rolling it out for Android today.

The ‘While you were away’ feature does not appear to be included in a download-required update.

Source: Twitter