Twitter’s closed caption toggle is now available on iOS and Android

Twitter has announced that a button to toggle captions for its video player is now available for everyone on iOS and Android. The button, which shows up in the top-right corner of the video if it has captions available, lets you choose whether you want to see written descriptions. Twitter started testing this feature in … Read more

Twitter’s board approves deal with Elon Musk, and now it’s up to shareholders

What you need to know Twitter’s board of directors has officially filed for a shareholder’s vote on the Elon Musk acquisition. It’s unclear when the shareholders will hold the vote to make the final decision. Musk claims there are still three major issues that need to be resolved before the deal can proceed. We’re still … Read more

Meet Dall-E Mini, the Viral AI Image Tool Fueling Twitter’s Nightmares

On the internet, nightmare fuel just about everywhere you look. The latest source: Dall-E Mini, an AI tool capturing attention on social media thanks to the weird, funny and occasionally disturbing images it creates out of text prompts. Batman surfing. Erin Carson / Dall-E Mini Dall-E Mini lets you type a short phrase describing an … Read more

Elon Musk hints that layoffs are in Twitter’s future

Elon Musk told Twitter employees on Thursday that the company “needs to get healthy” financially and bring down costs, suggesting that job cuts are likely in store if his deal to buy the social media service goes through. “Right now costs exceed revenue,” Musk said when asked about the possibility of layoffs during an internal … Read more

Twitter’s New Method for Reporting Harmful Content Is Live

Twitter’s plans for revamping how users can report policy violations is now available globally, the company said Friday. The overhauled process was first outlined in a December blog post. The idea is to shift the focus to asking what happened, instead of asking the person doing the reporting to classify the incident. “The vast majority … Read more

Twitter’s Report Tweet update rolls out globally to make reporting dodgy tweets easier – TechCrunch

Last December, Twitter ran a limited test in the U.S. for a new Report Tweet flow — designed to improve the process of flagging offensive or dangerous content on site by adding more options for explaining whatever the issue happened to be. The test worked: the number of actionable reports increased by 50%, leading to … Read more

Twitter’s latest feature lets merchants tease upcoming product drops, remind customers to shop – TechCrunch

Twitter’s future may still be undecided, but the company is continuing to move forward with product releases in several key areas of focus including, as it turns out, e-commerce. The social media platform today announced another expansion of its online shopping efforts with the launch of a new feature, Product Drops, which will allow online … Read more

Twitter’s working on a Search Subscribe feature for keyword alerts and notifications

Twitter appears to be working on a feature called “Search Subscribe,” which will let users opt to receive notifications for new tweets matching a search query. The feature was first spotted by developer Dylan Rousseland appears to put Twitter’s bell notification icon next to the search box in its app. Tap the bell, and you’ll … Read more

Twitter’s reportedly shifting teams away from Spaces, newsletters, and communities

Twitter is pulling employees off of working on major consumer-facing features like audio Spaces, communities, and newsletters and instead plans to refocus their efforts on user growth and personalization, according to Bloomberg. The changes come as a pending buyout by Elon Musk is already casting a shadow on every move the company makes — and … Read more

Jack Dorsey Leaves Twitter’s Board of Directors

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, is leaving the social network’s board of directors on Wednesday. Dorsey’s planned departure comes as his term on the board expires and as the company hosts its 2022 shareholders meeting. In November, Dorsey stepped down as Twitter CEOhanding the role over to Parag Agrawal. Dorsey announced … Read more