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Twitter Is Testing with Prompts That Notify Users When a Conversation Isn’t Going Well

Twitter has been experimenting with ways to lessen the platform’s toxicity. The most recent test gives users a few hints before getting into a nasty tweet fight. The test could appear on Twitter’s iOS and Android apps.

Key takeaways:

  • According to the company, the goal is to warn individuals to join a “hot or emotional” debate.
  • Twitter says the goal is to promote “healthy conversation” on the platform, as it has in the past. 
  • To participate, you’ll need to click on prompt asking users to be factual, open to other perspectives, and reminding them of their shared humanity. The test labels appear under a tweet and carry a little warning that “conversations like this can be intense.”

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/06/twitter-intense-tweet-warning-prompt/

Twitter Has Stopped Supporting AMP Links

Instead of redirecting readers to the publisher’s original webpage, Twitter discontinues support for AMP links.

According to the social media giant, this adjustment will take effect by the end of the year. Additionally, Twitter has revised its developer documentation on AMP sites, stating that the format is being phased out.

Key takeaways:

  • Websites that post AMP versions of their pages can continue to do so, and the links can be shared on Twitter as well. The only thing that has changed is how Twitter will direct traffic.
  • Links to AMP pages will still work. Because consumers are unlikely to be sent to broken pages, you don’t need to bother about 301 redirecting all of your AMP URLs.
  • Because Google has confirmed that AMP is not a ranking component, it is not required to use it for SEO purposes.

Read more: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/twitter-cancels-amp/427599/

Twitter Is the Most Recent Platform to Try Out a Tiktok-Like Feature

Twitter announced today that it is testing a feature that turns the “Explore” page in the app into a TikTok-style video feed, replete with a “For You” option. For users in some countries who use Twitter in English, this service is tested on Android and iOS.

Twitter is the latest social media platform to try whether it can profit from TikTok’s explosive growth — the short-form video app recently topped one billion monthly active users, making it one of the fastest companies to do so.

Key takeaways:

  • This year, Twitter has released many new products and services, including Spaces, Twitter Blue, and Tip Jar.
  • The copycat features on Twitter haven’t always worked out. For example, after eight months, Fleets, a Snapchat/Instagram stories competitor, was shut down. So just because Twitter is experimenting with a short-form video stream doesn’t imply it will become its primary means of content discovery.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/12/08/twitter-is-the-latest-platform-to-test-a-tiktok-copycat-feature/

Twitter’s New Feature of Removing Followers without Blocking Them Is Now Being Tested

Twitter revealed that it is testing a web feature that allows users to remove followers without blocking them. Some Twitter users who have been given access to this test can now remove a follower by going to their profile and clicking on “View Followers.” Then, adjacent to the follow button, users can click the three-dot icon and choose “remove this follower” from the drop-down menu. However, this feature is not available to all users at the moment.

Key takeaways:

  • Users could previously bypass this “soft block” by blocking and then unblocking a person, which removes them from your list of followers.
  • You can only remove followers from your follower list in the current test.
  • The platform is continuing to invest in user experience upgrades that are focused on online security.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/08/twitter-tests-a-safety-feature-on-web-to-remove-followers-without-blocking-them/

Twitter Makes Professional Profiles and Ticketed Spaces More Accessible

by Josh

Last Updated on March 6, 2022 by Josh

Twitter intends to keep its foot on the development accelerator with two new projects, giving businesses and creators more possibilities in the app.

More businesses are being invited to participate in Twitter’s Professional Profiles test. This would allow companies to display more business information in a dedicated, supplementary profile space within the app.

Key takeaways:

  • Twitter first tested professional Profiles in April, and now more businesses are receiving notifications like these in their inbox.
  • Professional Profiles on Twitter add a company location listing, hours of operation, and contact information to your Twitter, all in a new module beneath your primary profile display.
  • Twitter is expanding access to Ticketed Spaces, which it originally opened up to public applications in June. It’s not yet available to everyone, but more users will have the ability to host their own paid-for Space, from which they may earn direct cash.

Read more: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-expands-access-to-professional-profiles-and-ticketed-spaces/606577/

Twitter Launches Spark Audio Creator Program

The company announced the introduction of a new Spaces creator program. The three-month Spark initiative attempts to “find and reward great Spaces on Twitter with financial, technical, and marketing help.” Twitter encourages audio makers to apply for the initiative, saying it is available to both established Spaces audio broadcasts and experimental experiments.

Key takeaways:

  • Since the debut of Spaces, Twitter has made it clear that its audio product would not be another test feature that will be phased out.
  • Anyone accepted into the Spark program is required to run an audio room twice a week for the duration of the three-month program. 
  • Participants will get paid $2,500 per month at a flat rate that isn’t affected by the Space’s performance and monthly ad credits to help promote their show.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/12/twitter-spaces-spark-creator-program/

You Can Now Remove Twitter Followers without Blocking Them

by Josh

According to a new feature being rolled out by Twitter, all online users will soon remove followers without blocking them. This safety feature can be helpful if you wish to escape the consequences of blocking someone. If a blocked user visits your profile after you’ve blocked them, Twitter will inform them that they’ve been blocked. Users might feel more confident about who sees their tweets by deleting a following rather than blocking them entirely.

Key takeaways:

  • This “soft block” was created by Twitter users quickly blocking and unblocking a following, which removes them from your list of followers. However, Twitter is now making this a standalone service.
  • You can now unfollow someone by going to their profile, hitting the three-dot icon, and selecting “Unfollow this person.” This makes the feature significantly more usable for very popular Twitter users.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2021/10/12/twitter-will-now-let-you-remove-followers-without-blocking-them/

Twitter Is Testing with Ads in Tweet Replies

by Josh

With a new placement option within the reply threads of tweets, Twitter expands its ad inventory. According to Twitter’s statement, the new ad option would have advertisements placed within the first few answers to a tweet, “exactly where the discussion is happening.”

Key takeaways:

  • Because the format is still in beta, only a select group of people will see the promoted tweets.
  • The option could essentially enable the direct commercialization of tweets. With the tweet originator, opt-in to this advertising and receive a portion of the cash generated.
  • Twitter claims the trial is still in its early stages. It will experiment with varied frequencies, layouts, and ‘contextually relevant placements’ in the coming months.

Read more: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/twitter-tests-ads-in-tweet-replies-which-could-provide-new-opportunities-f/608181/

Twitter Privacy

Users Will Have More Control over Their Twitter Privacy with New Tools

Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, has previously remarked that the social media network hasn’t moved fast enough in recent years to launch new products. However, the company has been relatively open about its product roadmaps, including revealing current development solutions and may never see the light of day.

Twitter is considering new privacy features relating to who can see a user’s postings and the posts they like, as well as more control over their follower lists, with both of these in mind. The goal of these tests is to make users feel more at ease when using the social media site. Here are the features that are either in development or will be tested soon:

  • Control over followers list
  • Tweets are being archived
  • Leaving conversations on Twitter
  • Tweets that have been ‘liked’ are being hidden

Read more: https://www.searchenginejournal.com/new-twitter-privacy-tools-will-give-users-more-control/418791/

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