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Twitter streamlines application process for verified accounts

Twitter is making it a bit easier for users to apply for “Verified” status — signified by a blue badge icon usually reserved for public figures. What was previously somewhat of a convoluted process has now been streamlined as an online application process. From Twitter: Twitter announced today it has created an online application process
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Twitter Engage makes it easier for influencers to understand and grow their audience

Twitter has announced Engage, a new way for influencers and celebrities to easily find conversations and discussions about themselves. Similar to Facebook’s Mentions app that helps surface the conversations easier, Engage will show various stats, like how your tweets are performing and more. Engage will also give you better insight on your network to help
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Twitter videos can now be 140 seconds long

Twitter is now allowing anyone to upload longer videos to their accounts. The new video length limit is 140 seconds, compared to the older limit of 30 seconds. Twitter’s sister app Vine is beta testing a way to upload videos up to 140 seconds as well. Now, everyone can post videos up to 140 seconds
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Twitter and Samsung team up to offer 360-degree videos from the NBA Finals

Twitter is launching support for 360-degree videos, beginning with coverage of the NBA Finals that will be filmed with Samsung’s Gear 360 camera. The Verge states: Starting with Game 1 of the NBA Finals later today, Twitter cards will now support video shot with 360-degree cameras, allowing users to click and drag around the scene
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Twitter will roll out exceptions to 140-character post limit in the coming months

Twitter has announced that it will add a number of exceptions to the social network’s strict 140-character post limit in the coming months. The list of exceptions will include: Replies: When replying to a Tweet, @names will no longer count toward the 140-character count. This will make having conversations on Twitter easier and more straightforward,
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Twitter adds new Message button to quickly share tweets with DM contacts

Twitter users now have a faster way to share other tweets with the people that they choose to Direct Message. A new Message button has been added to its Android and iOS apps that allows that to happen much more quickly than before. Twitter says: Every day, millions of people send Direct Messages to communicate
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Twitter makes images more accessible for visually impaired people

Twitter has announced a change for its iOS and Android apps that will make photos more accessible to people who are visually impaired. People who add photos to their tweets will soon be able to add alternative text that describes the images they add for those who can’t see them, and descriptions themselves can be
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Twitter CEO says its 140-character limit for posts is 'staying'

Twitter will be sticking with its infamous 140-character limit on public posts. The company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, when asked in an interview if the limit was staying or if it will change, answered, “It’s staying. It’s a good constraint for us and it allows for of-the-moment brevity.” Dorsey made the comments on NBC’s Today show
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How to turn off Twitter's 'best Tweets first' algorithm

Once upon a time, Twitter worked in the following way: Someone posted a tweet. Then someone else would tweet. Then you would see these tweets in your timeline, in the order they were sent. And because chronological order isn’t good enough for social services any more (too predictable and rigid and not as easily monetized,
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content=”Twitter's Fabric keeps developers up-to-date on their app metrics

Twitter has launched the official iPhone app for Fabric, the company’s mobile development platform. The app allows you to monitor your app‘s analytics and diagnostics, viewing things like installation numbers, where your apps are installed, the number of currently active users, and much more. Throughout the day, you’ll get alerts when your apps are impacted
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