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Stay of execution: Twitter is indefinitely delaying its plans to break 3rd party apps

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Twitter has become openly hostile to third-party apps over the past few years, to push users to its own applications. Many features have never been available to third-party apps, like group DMs, polls, and Moments. The company also introduced a token limit a few years ago, causing popular clients to suddenly stop working (like Flamingo).

Back in December, Twitter announced that existing streaming APIs would stop working in June 2018, as they would be replaced by a new Account Activity API.

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Stay of execution: Twitter is indefinitely delaying its plans to break 3rd party apps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter’s stupid token limit claims another victim as Flamingo vanishes from the Play Store

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Did you ever pick up the fantastic Twitter client Famingo? Well, you missed your chance. That's to Twitter's ridiculous API token limit, another Twitter client has been cut down in its prime. Developer Sam Ruston confirms the client has been removed from the Play Store because it's almost out of tokens, so you can't buy it anymore.

Twitter started limiting the spread of third-party Twitter clients back in 2012 by instituting the token limit.

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Twitter's stupid token limit claims another victim as Flamingo vanishes from the Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

You can now share Twitter (and Periscope) live videos with timestamps

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

So, you want to share a live video you found on Twitter? You no longer have to waste your precious characters telling people where in the video you want them to watch. Now, you can set a timestamp before sharing. It'll work on both Twitter and Periscope videos, and it starts rolling out today.

To access this feature, just hit the "share" button on a live video. There's a new slider where you can choose a splot in the video, then you add your text and let it fly.

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You can now share Twitter (and Periscope) live videos with timestamps was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter officially launches Bookmarks, a place to save tweets for later viewing

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

As a fairly regular Twitter user, I often find myself scrolling through my timeline during brief moments of inactivity (sometimes out of compulsive habit). Oftentimes, something will catch my eye, but I do not have time to follow through on it. If it's a link to an article, adding the webpage to Pocket is a quick enough process, but I'd like to go back to look at specific tweets sometimes, too.

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Twitter officially launches Bookmarks, a place to save tweets for later viewing was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The Twitter app has begun to indicate why it shows you the topics that it does in the search/discover tab

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Twitter has been recommending tweets from people we don't follow for some time, though it's never been completely apparent why certain tweets or topics are shown. Sometime in the last few weeks, the Twitter app began to indicate why exactly certain topics are shown with a "Because you follow..." explanation. It's a relatively straightforward adjustment, but a nice one.

Based on Artem's following list, Twitter has chosen to show him tweets from technology journalists because he follows fifteen of them, tweets about WordPress because he follows ten key figures in the WordPress biz, and Conan because...

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The Twitter app has begun to indicate why it shows you the topics that it does in the search/discover tab was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter debuts livestream feature for breaking news

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Twitter users in the United States may have noticed something new yesterday: next to the timeline, a small window displayed a livestream of Miami news station WSVN 7's coverage of the active shooter situation then unfolding at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The stream was the debut of a Twitter initiative to show live coverage of breaking news events.

Users who clicked on the livestream landed in a feed of tweets algorithmically determined to be related to the news.

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Twitter debuts livestream feature for breaking news was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[MIUwhy] Xiaomi deletes Twitter poll after its own MIUI loses to Android One

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

Xiaomi devices consistently offer great hardware at low prices, but the company's MIUI skin isn't everyone's favorite. So when the Android One-powered Mi A1 debuted, it was met with heaps of praise. A couple of days ago, Xiaomi ran a poll on Twitter asking its followers whether they preferred MIUI or Android One.

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[MIUwhy] Xiaomi deletes Twitter poll after its own MIUI loses to Android One was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter made money for the first time ever last quarter

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Twitter was founded in March 2006—almost 12 years ago. In all that time, it never made a penny in profit until just last quarter. Twitter's Q4 2017 results show the company made $91 million. That's up from a $21.1 million loss in the previous quarter.

Turning a profit is obviously a big deal for Twitter, but it's not only the profit that matters. The company has also seen a year-over-year revenue increase for the past four quarters.

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Twitter made money for the first time ever last quarter was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter made money for the first time ever last quarter

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Twitter was founded in March 2006—almost 12 years ago. In all that time, it never made a penny in profit until just last quarter. Twitter's Q4 2017 results show the company made $91 million. That's up from a $21.1 million loss in the previous quarter.

Turning a profit is obviously a big deal for Twitter, but it's not only the profit that matters. The company has also seen a year-over-year revenue increase for the past four quarters.

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Twitter made money for the first time ever last quarter was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Twitter is using neural networks to improve photo cropping

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Twitter doesn't show full photos when they appear in the stream—you need to tap to expand the whole image. Unfortunately, the cropped version of the photo is often framed awkwardly because it's just the middle section of the image. Twitter is solving that problem with a neural network that can understand the composition of your images.

The neural network is looking for so-called “salient” image regions. Scientists have studied what people consider salient in images for years using eye-tracking technology.

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Twitter is using neural networks to improve photo cropping was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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