Twitter is a microblogging and social network owned by the American company Twitter, Inc., on which users post and interact with content that is called a "tweet". Registered users can post, like and retweet tweets, while non-registered users have only limited ability to read public tweets. Users interact with Twitter through a browser or mobile front-end software, or programmatically through its API. Prior to April 2020, services were available via SMS. Tweets were initially limited to 140 characters, but the limit was doubled to 280 in November 2017 for non-CJK languages. Video and Audio tweets are limited to 140 seconds for most accounts.
In March 2006 and later launched in July of the same year, Twitter was created by Noah Glass,
Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone and Evan Williams. Twitter, Inc. is headquartered in San Francisco,
California and has more than 25 locations worldwide.
On April 25, 2022, Twitter's board agreed to be bought by Elon Musk for $44 billion, making it one of the largest takeover deals ever. After a protracted period of disputes and legal battles, the deal was finalized on October 27.
Almost 450 million monthly active users and 237.8 million monetizable daily users are present on Twitter as of 2022. The United States is the country with the largest number of Twitter users. In the United States monetizable daily active users of Twitter are nearly 41.5 million. In addition, the platform allows multiple ideologies to come together and share their views while maintaining a civil discourse. Twitter is also a platform for millions of people to get the latest news and allows activists, journalists and media houses to share and publish stories.
To maintain the user experience, Twitter rolls out updates like all other social media platforms. It has unveiled new features this year too, with some already in testing mode. Many of the new features are currently limited to countries or platforms such as iOS.
On September 1, Twitter announced that it had begun actively testing an "edit button", months after admitting it was working on it. The feature will initially be available to users of Twitter Blue, a subscription service currently available in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the US.
Twitter began integrating podcasts into the newly redesigned Spaces tab starting August 25. As part of the Spaces redesign, personalized hubs known as Stations will begin to appear. These categorize audio content into topics such as news, music and sports, among others.
In some markets, Twitter is testing another new feature called Notes. It allows the user to break the 280-character limit per tweet and write longer articles like a blog. Interestingly, Twitter started out as a microblogging platform with a limit of just 140 characters before doubling it in 2017. Notes allow users to write a body text of up to 2,500 words with a title of 100 characters.
Twitter Blue is a premium monthly subscription service launched by the social networking service in 2021, but is yet to launch outside the US, Canada, Australia. It was also announcedthat Twitter Blue users will get the first access to Twitter's NFT portfolio, allowing them to display their tokens in the form of hexagonal profile pictures.
Reddit and Quora users are familiar with the Downvote button. It's known as the Dislike button on YouTube. The button is used to indicate disagreement with a post and is one of the indicators of democratic discussion. Currently in test mode, the button will only be available to a few customers. Twitter first announced the test in July 2021, followed by a tweet in February 2022 that said the social microblogging company was expanding the scope of the test.
A very popular feature available in Instagram Stories is the ability for users to share content with only a select few within their follower group. It is reported that Twitter is experimenting with a likewise service. In July 2021, the social media giant revealed that it was working on a feature that would allow its users to share tweets with friends and followers of their choosing.
So what is Twitter safe mode? This unique feature allows users to give Twitter the right to automatically block any account it believes contains harmful language. This special auto block feature is applied to quoted retweets. People blocked by this feature will not be able to work with the blocker's account for seven days, unless the original account of the blocked user is manually unblocked.
One of Twitter's most important updates of 2022 came with the introduction of tweet reaction videos. Tweet Reaction Videos are like a feature on Instagram and TikTok where users can react through their own videos.
According to social media consultant and industry analyst Matt Navara, Twitter is experimenting with a feature it calls the 'Topics Tag Bar' for IOS. It's unclear what the feature will do, but it's expected to allow users to quickly check topics they're interested in by selecting from a list of options.
In June 2021, Twitter began planning a unique feature that would allow people to remove themselves if they were tagged in a tweet. On April 8, 2022, Twitter announced that it had begun testing it. It is not clear if the feature is being tested for the global user base or only in specific countries.
Previously, when a tweet was deleted, it would appear as blank text on the external website it was embedded into. Now, the original text of deleted tweets will appear on third-party websites instead of blank space. The update is a reversal of Twitter's earlier decision regarding deleted tweets. The rollback means that readers will now be able to see the original text, date and username of every embedded tweet, even if it's deleted. The reversal will help media houses that embed tweets as part of their reports for context.
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There are a number of benefits that using twitter can bring to a business:
Twitter has a large user base that may include your potential customers. Using hashtags can help
you reach an audience that is interested in a specific topic or location.
Provide customer service:
The platform enables direct two-way communication with your customers. Since it's a public interaction, if you do it right, it will show your business in a positive light
Being on Twitter can help communicate your brand's ethos and personality. This should help your business reach your target audience.
Twitter can be a useful resource for getting customer feedback.
Creating an account on Twitter is free. While paid ads are available, many businesses see the benefits of organic posts and interactions.
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