Twitter Lets Users Download Their Tweet Archive

Monday, December 17th, 2012
After several months since it was announced, Twitter is slowly introducing a new feature that would allow users to download all their tweets into a single file. To check if you can reminisce on the time you were excited about tweeting using SMS, go to Twitter‘s desktop client and look for “request your archive” in your settings. If the “request your archive” button appears in your Twi

Twitter Throws Shade on Instagram, Launches Photo Filters

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
Seems like Instagram has an idea why it no longer supports compatibility with Twitter. The popular microblogging service unveiled its newest feature: allowing you to edit photos with filters before tweeting them. This photo editing feature is currently available in the iOS and Android versions of Twitter. No word on whether other platforms would follow suit. You can choose from one of eight filters, ranging from

Twitter-Owned TweetDeck Gets Makeover

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012
If you are using TweetDeck as your go-to social media tool, you may be delighted to know that the Twitter-owned app gets a design update. For one, it looks quite different from the pre-buyout TweetDeck power users knew and loved. The latest update to this Twitter client features adjustable fonts, as well as a lighter theme where dark text is set against a light background. The color scheme can be adjusted to a

Twitter Removes QuickBar in iPhone App

Friday, April 1st, 2011
Twitter has announced that the QuickBar on its iPhone app is no longer existent, which has created cheers from users who find the feature too bothersome. The QuickBar, which was launched at the beginning of the month, is a small black strip across the top of a user’s Twitter feed, as seen in the picture. It woud drop down and display trending topics as well as advertisements. The QuickBar is originally mea

Twitter Tells Developers: Stop Making Third-Party Twitter Apps

Monday, March 14th, 2011
After suspending and re-allowing third-party Twitter apps like UberSocial, Twitter finally makes a stand about ending its relationship with many third-party apps. Such a move severs Twitter’s bond with developers who have made the social networking site popular and influential. ‚ÄúDevelopers ask us if they should build client apps that mimic or reproduce the mainstream Twitter consumer client experience. Th

Twitter Reallows UberSocial and Twidroyd

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
After being suspended by Twitter, third-party applications UberSocial (formerly known as UberTwitter) and Twidroyd are back in action. Twitter Help Center reported that the apps have made sufficient changes on how they handle Twitter feeds of its users to comply with Twitter’s policies. This means that affected users can now access Twitter through their mobile devices using the said apps. The two third-par

Twitter Suspends UberTwitter and Twidroyd

Monday, February 21st, 2011
Twitter announced Friday that it has suspended UberTwitter and Twidroyd, two of the many third-party apps that helped the startup social media expand its audience reach, over allegations of violating the company’s API policies. According to Twitter’s spokesperson, these violations include “a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing

Twitter Denies $10B Offer From Google

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo shuts down the allegations that search engine giant Google is acquiring the social media startup for US$10 billion, adding that it is “just a rumor.” “People write that stuff all the time. I don’t know where these things come from,” Costolo said during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. He, however, did not completely deny the issue. Costolo also added