Check Out the Major Updates From Twitter in 2021

Twitter has announced that full-sized photographs will be available on its site.

Ankit Awasthi
Published on: 22 Dec 2021 10:42 AM GMT
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New Delhi: Birdwatch is a Twitter test application that allows users to identify tweets that they feel are misleading and add annotations to give context. Birdwatch is presently only available to residents of the United States. People participating in the experiment have the ability to publicly provide useful context on Tweets that they think contain false information.

Prompts

The new 'prompts' tool informs users about the dangers of engaging in a potentially heated chat. Users will be able to avoid certain chats on the social media site as a result of this. However, it is unclear what criteria Twitter would employ to assess a conversation's 'vibe.'

No more Autocrop

Twitter has announced that full-sized photographs will be available on its site. On its Android and iOS applications, the upgrade will remove the auto-cropping technique, allowing users to view photographs in their full-on timeline. When you upload a picture, you will now be able to get an actual glimpse of it without any formatting.

Control over conversations

Twitter released a 'Discussion Settings' upgrade that allows users to "Change who may reply" to a Tweet midway through a conversation to give them more control over the conversations they start. Conversation Settings, according to the blogging platform, make some individuals feel safer by restricting undesired responses so they can engage in more meaningful conversations while still enabling people to see other points of view.


Misinformation label

The business has changed its misinformation labels to make it easier for consumers to recognize when a Tweet's content is potentially misleading. These labels have color-coded backgrounds, making them stand out in the stream and allowing consumers to easily decipher information from visual signals. Twitter exclusively categorizes three categories of disinformation: "manipulated media," which includes films and audio that have been intentionally changed in ways that might cause real-world harm; election and voting-related misinformation; and incorrect or misleading tweets about Covid-19.

Improving media

Twitter improved the quality of photographs and videos that were submitted and began testing edge-to-edge Tweets so that your photos, GIFs, and videos could stand out more. The social media behemoth claimed in a blog post that the new capabilities will improve how people share and watch material on the site since photographs and videos can communicate more effectively. Users will soon be able to upload and view 4K photographs on Twitter, according to the company.

Choose who follows you

Twitter introduced a feature this year that allows you to create your following list. A follower can now be unfollowed without being blocked. This is referred to as a "soft block" by the corporation.

Safety mode

This is a function that helps to safeguard those who are receiving Tweets by lowering the frequency and visibility of dangerous remarks. Accounts that react to your Tweets with potentially hazardous language — such as insults or nasty statements — or those who send frequent and unwanted responses or mentions will be temporarily blocked by Safety Mode.

Tips

This feature allows users, such as producers and journalists, to earn money by offering tips on their tweets. Creators will be able to accept tips from their fans by sharing links to their Bandcamp, Cash App, Patreon, Paypal, and Venmo accounts. Twitter also offered alternative payment methods to Tips in September, allowing users to pay each other in Bitcoin via Strike, a payments software built on the Bitcoin Lightning Network, allowing users to send and receive Bitcoin Tips for free and instantaneously.

Ticketed spaces

Another method to thank creators on Twitter for their time and effort in hosting, speaking, and moderating live audio discussions is to buy a ticket to one of their events. Audiences may purchase tickets to attend special Spaces, such as a workshop, meet-and-greet with their most ardent followers, or even a performance, and creators can receive a portion of the proceeds. Spaces are Twitter's live audio conversation feature, which is now available to all users with more than 600 followers.


Superfollows

This new tool allows producers to earn monthly cash by sharing Tweets that are exclusively available to paid customers. People may use Super Follows to generate an extra level of engagement on Twitter and communicate honestly with their most engaged followers — all while earning money — by subscribing to the service monthly.

Twitter Blue

Twitter Blue is a subscription-based service that grants users access to special features and benefits that enhance their Twitter experience. For those who desire it, this subscription service will bring enhanced and supplementary features to their existing Twitter experience. Ad-free Articles, Top Articles, Bookmark Folders, Undo Tweet, and Reader Mode are just a few of the benefits.

Communities

When you join a Community, instead of tweeting to all of your followers, you may tweet directly to that group. Only members of the same Community may respond to and join a chat, and moderators oversee the communities.

Expanding safety policyTwitter has changed its private information policy to prohibit users from sharing photographs and videos of private persons without their consent, to strengthen its anti-harassment standards.

Ankit Awasthi

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