Twitter Launches Emoji Reactions for Direct Messages

Twitter has announced the launch of its new Reactions-like option in direct messages, which enables users to allocate a simple emoji response to any message within a thread. Say more…

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TechCrunch’s Top 10 investigative reports from 2019

Facebook spying on teens, Twitter accounts hijacked by terrorists, and sexual abuse imagery found on Bing and Giphy were amongst the ugly truths revealed by TechCrunch’s investigating reporting in 2019….

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Get the most out of your social time on social media

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are all in the top five most used social media apps with each exceeding over 75 million monthly users. Every five seconds there is a new…

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Twitter Confirms That it Won’t be Adding an Edit Option Anytime Soon

Tweet editing advocates, brace yourselves. This week, in an interview with Wired, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said that an edit button is not on the cards for the platform, and…

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Daily Crunch: Twitter will let you limit replies

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you…

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Facebook won’t ban political ads, prefers to keep screwing democracy

It’s 2020 — a key election year in the U.S. — and Facebook is doubling down on its policy of letting people pay it to fuck around with democracy. Despite…

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Twitter Rolls Out a New Ad Unit in the Explore Tab

Twitter is launching the Promoted Trend Spotlight, a takeover ad displayed at the top of the Explore tab. The Explore tab houses Twitter’s trending topics, which makes it one of…

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Twitter’s new reply blockers could let Trump hide critics

What if politicians could only display Twitter replies from their supporters while stopping everyone else from adding their analysis to the conversation? That’s the risk of Twitter’s upcoming Conversation Participants…

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Twitter Provides a First Look at Coming Feature Which Will Enable Users to Limit Who Can Reply to their Tweets

In October last year, as part of an interview with The Verge, Twitter’s head of product Kayvon Beykpour noted that he and his team were investigating the potential of a new…

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Twitter offers more support to researchers — to ‘keep us accountable’

Twitter has kicked off the New Year by taking the wraps off a new hub for academic researchers to more easily access information and support around its APIs — saying…

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