Twitter has announced some new changes coming to its 140 character limit, and it means that you’re probably going to start to see some longer tweets on your timeline. These changes affect things like attachments and mentions, so certain pieces of content in your tweets won’t count towards that low ceiling of 140 characters. Read more
With Facebook Live and SnapChat offering live video services, Twitter has decided that it needs to further integrate with its own live video service, Periscope, by incorporating a ‘Go Live’ button into the official Twitter app. Read more
The NFL and YouTube have expanded upon their already existing pact that will allow the site to upload more previews, highlights and recaps of football games on the service.
Twitter is great, but it’s useless if you’re not following interesting users and accounts. The solution? Twitter’s new Connect tab, which is designed specifically to give you an easy way to follow accounts that the social media site thinks you’d be interested in. Read more
Twitter is buckling down even further on harassment, making it easier for users of the social network to report abuse and sketchy behavior.
All good things must come to an end, especially if that good thing is a third-party Twitter client. Fenix, one of the better options for anyone that isn’t happy with the default app, has officially started down the path to obscure, abandoned apps.
In case you’ve forgotten or just don’t keep up with Twitter apps, Twitter has instituted a 100,000 token limit for all third-party apps. That means that once an app has signed up 100,000 unique users, it can no longer issue tokens and is effectively useless to new users. Existing users shouldn’t have a problem, but it completely stunts the app’s ability to grow. Read more
A bidding war between the largest technology companies in the world has been going on since the start of the year. The prize? Streaming rights for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football. The league wants to expand its footprint by bringing in a digital partner to increase viewership for the games traditionally televised on CBS, NBC, and NFL Network networks. That digital partner would gain exclusive content from the $9 billion machine known as the NFL, putting on a weekly showcase that attracts attention from around the world.
Even though Verizon and Amazon were being labeled frontrunners late last week, Twitter is surprising everyone as the winner. The social network known for its real-time structure will be streaming ten games during the 2016 season.
From today, Twitter users are able to write a description for pictures they post as part of Twitter’s aim to make ‘accessible images for everyone’. Read more
Twitter announced its 10-year anniversary today, and is celebrating it all around the world!