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Twitter Brings Back ‘Anyone Can DM Me’ Feature

Twitter Brings Back ‘Anyone Can DM Me’ Feature

By Chris Crum April 20, 2015

Twitter just announced the launch of a new feature that lets users accept direct messages from anyone, even if they’re not following the sender. Historically, two users have had to follow one another in order to exchange DMs. That will …

Here’s What To Do And What Not To Do With Twitter’s Periscope App Here’s What To Do And What Not To Do With Twitter’s Periscope App

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Twitter bought Periscope, a startup making a live streaming video app that had yet to launch. Now, Twitter has officially launched the app, which is a direct competitor to another new app that …

Twitter Gives Websites Video Embeds Twitter Gives Websites Video Embeds

Twitter announced the launch of a new embedded video widget, which enables people to embed Twitter-hosted videos on their websites, utilizing the same JavaScript used by tweet buttons and embedded tweets. The widget works with videos captured and uploaded via …

Twitter Advertisers Get New Conversion Tracking Features Twitter Advertisers Get New Conversion Tracking Features

Twitter just added a couple of new features to conversion tracking for web. Advertisers can now take advantage of support for transaction values and key conversion tags. The former lets advertisers view the sales that their Promoted Tweet campaigns drove. …

Twitter Talks Google Deal, Says User Growth Trend Already Turned Around This Year Twitter Talks Google Deal, Says User Growth Trend Already Turned Around This Year

Twitter reported its Q4 and fiscal year 2014 financial results on Thursday, with 97% year-over-year revenue growth for the quarter at $479 million. Ad revenue per thousand timeline views reached $2.37 in the quarter, which was up 60% year-over-year. The …

Google And Twitter Partner On Search Again Google And Twitter Partner On Search Again

Google and Twitter have finally reached a new deal that will see Google indexing tweets in real time, according to a report from Bloomberg (and apparently confirmed by Re/code). The deal hasn’t been formally announced, and the terms are unknown. …

Look At How The Nature Of Twitter Brand Mentions Is Changing Look At How The Nature Of Twitter Brand Mentions Is Changing

Consumers are increasingly engaging with brands from their mobile devices as opposed to their desktop computers. Specifically, they’re increasingly doing so with the Twitter iOS and Android apps. While the web browser continues beat Android in this area, Android is …

Twitter Looks At Top New Year’s Resolutions Twitter Looks At Top New Year’s Resolutions

We’ve already seen Twitter’s dive into the most discussed topics of the year, as well as a third-party look at the most discussed news items on Twitter. Now Twitter is looking ahead to the new year. “Throughout 2014, we saw …

Twitter Runs Promoted Accounts In ‘Following’ List Twitter Runs Promoted Accounts In ‘Following’ List

Twitter is promoting accounts in people’s “following” lists, regardless of whether or not the person actually follows that account. This is starting to draw some attention and criticism, as some find it to be misleading. MasterCard appears to be the …

Twitter Gives Analytics Access To iPhone Users Twitter Gives Analytics Access To iPhone Users

Twitter opened up its analytics offering to all users back in the summer, giving people a better look at the engagement surrounding any given tweet. This was only for the desktop, however. Now, some are starting to be able to …

Sony Goes After Twitter For User Tweets About Hacked Emails Sony Goes After Twitter For User Tweets About Hacked Emails

Sony appears to be trying to sue just about anybody it can, who as anything to do with sharing materials from its now famously hacked emails. This includes news organizations, Twitter users, and now Twitter. Vice’s Motherboard reports that it …

Twitter Adds Mobile Targeting Options Twitter Adds Mobile Targeting Options

Twitter announced the launch of two new mobile targeting features for advertisers: mobile carrier targeting and targeting users with new mobile devices. Twitter says a number of types of advertisers can make use of carrier targeting, such as carriers themselves, …

Twitter Launches Tailored Audiences From Mobile Apps Twitter Launches Tailored Audiences From Mobile Apps

Twitter announced the launch of tailored audiences from mobile apps, enabling advertisers to create targetable audience segments based on mobile app actions (like installs, purchases, or sign-ups). This follows the recent news that Twitter would track which apps users have. …

Twitter Gives Advertisers Answers Twitter Gives Advertisers Answers

In June, Twitter launched Mobile App Promotion. A bit later, its Crashlytics branch launched Answers, which it described as “mobile analytics you don’t need to analyze”. Later still, Twitter launched its Fabric platform, which includes Answers. In the meantime, Twitter …

Twitter Adds Photo Filters On iOS, Android Twitter Adds Photo Filters On iOS, Android

In what might be considered another anti-Instagram move from Twitter, the company is rolling out new photo filter options on its mobile apps for iOS and Android. The company didn’t make a huge announcement about it, but mentioned it in …

Twitter Makes Efforts To Combat Harassment Twitter Makes Efforts To Combat Harassment

Twitter just announced that it’s making some changes to how it handles harassment, which has become a pretty big problem on the Internet at large, but especially on Twitter where most interaction is public. Specifically, Twitter is improving its in-product …

Twitter Tests Card-Linked ‘Offers’ With A Few Brands Twitter Tests Card-Linked ‘Offers’ With A Few Brands

Twitter announced that it’s testing a new offering for advertisers called Twitter Offers, whicn enables them to provide card-linked promotions to users. When a Twitter users sees a Twitter Offer in their timeline, they can add it to their credit …