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Ever feel like you’re the last to know when some big name celeb joins Twitter or missed on the latest trending topic? Your fear of missing out (FOMO) can now be a thing of the past. Well, technically, you haven’t had to worry about it for a while thanks to Twitter’s @MagicRecs account. But, now Twitter is sharing these “magic recommendations” with Android and iPhone users via push notifications.
Have you ever tweeted something with information that wasn’t correct, only to be retweeted? It happens. In the past the only way to attempt to correct the misinformation was to post updated information on your own Twitter account and manually reply to everyone who retweeted you. Now, there’s Retwact.
Two pieces of news for Twitter today, the first being the most important. The platform that made microblogging a word filed for IPO and also created a way for verified users to only view tweets from other verified users. More…
Pierre Legrain (@pierrelegrain), a former engineer at Twitter has an app that will allow you to delete tweets using a hashtag. That means you could “temporarily” tweet something and schedule it to delete at a later date. For example, using #15m means 15 minutes or #9d means 9 days. Would you want to delete your tweets?
From now on when you embed a tweet on a website, a “related headlines” section will show up underneath. Let’s say you embed a tweet from a celebrity who shared personal news. As embedded tweets news partners write stories about it, their stories will show up under the tweet on your site.
Today Twitter announced an update for their iOS and Android apps that makes their two-step verification process even easier. Two-step verification creates a second step to sign into your account, thus reducing the chances of someone hacking it. Previously, a text message was sent to your phone that had to be manually entered in another device. Here’s how the app version works: