Twitter introduces Stories-like ads in Fleets

Posted by - June 2, 2021

In a bid to take on Facebook and Snapchat, Twitter has announced to bring Stories-like vertical format, full-screen ads to its Fleets feature for the first time. Fleets are disappearing tweets that sit in a row at the top of users’ Twitter handles on smartphones. “Fleet ads are full-screen billboards for advertisers. Appearing in between

Twitter loses $5 billion in Market Value after Trump permanent ban

Posted by - January 13, 2021

Social networking app, Twitter took a huge step last week and banned the outgoing US President Donald Trump from the platform forever. In the announcement, the company referred to riots at the Capitol building and said the account was suspended due to “to the risk of further incitement of violence.” Twitter before the permanent ban

Twitter hits $1 billion in quarterly revenue

Posted by - February 7, 2020

Twitter has hit $1 billion in quarterly revenues for the first time in its history, as the company boasted improved advertising income and sizable increase in active users. The social networking giant announced its Q4 2019 financial and user metrics this morning, revealing revenues of $1.01 billion — a year-on-year (YoY) increase of 11% on

Twitter plans to effectively ban fake media

Posted by - February 5, 2020

Twitter announced this week that it is making a move on deceptive photos and videos being posted to the platform. In an official statement from the company, writers Yoel Roth and Ashita Achuthan say that users will no longer be able to share manipulated media that is likely to hurt other users. And from now

Twitter direct messages now support emoji reactions

Posted by - January 23, 2020

In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 shows the logo of the US social networking website Twitter, displayed on a smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France. – Several features on Twitter were down on October 2, 2019, the platform said, with users from Japan to the USA reporting they were unable to log

Twitter halt plans to remove inactive accounts

Posted by - November 28, 2019

Recently, Twitter announced that it plans on cleaning up the platform by removing inactive accounts. The social media giant said it would send out warning emails to the owners of inactive accounts – login by the 11 December 2019 deadline or risk losing your account and username. This includes any user who hasn’t signed in

Google shifts rules for political ads, pressuring Facebook

Posted by - November 25, 2019

Google’s tightening of its political ad policy could help reduce the spread of misinformation on election campaigns, but at a cost for lesser-known candidates. The move by Google placing restrictions on how advertisers can target specific groups of voters also adds to the pressure on Facebook to modify its hands-off policy on political ads. Google

Twitter Boss, Jack Arrives Nigeria

Posted by - November 8, 2019

Boss of social media platform, Twitter, Jack Dorsey, thursday arrived in Nigeria. He announced his arrival via his verified Twitter handle. Dorsey tweeted, “So grateful to be finally in Nigeria.” In October, Jack had announced plans to visit four African nations this month (November) – Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Source: ThisDay

Twitter introduces new ‘Topics’ feature

Posted by - November 8, 2019

Twitter is officially introducing a new feature which allows users to follow topics in the same way that they follow individual accounts. The Verge reports that users will be able to keep up-to-date with more than 300 topics such as sports, entertainment and gaming. Twitter is officially introducing a new feature which allows users to

Twitter is rolling out a new ‘easier to navigate’ desktop redesign

Posted by - July 16, 2019

Twitter on Monday announced that it is rolling out a web redesign aimed at making the desktop platform faster, “more fun” and “easier to navigate”. The new desktop Twitter includes an Explore page where users can discover local content and trends, as well as a more colours and two dark mode options. “Bookmarks, Lists, and