Twitter tells employees there are no layoffs

Twitter Inc made it clear to employees Thursday that there are no company-wide layoffs since it signed a deal to be bought by billionaire Elon Musk, after a media outlet reported that Musk is considering laying off workers at the company. Twitter’s general counsel, Sean Edgett, sent an email to employees Thursday saying the company had no plans to lay off workers, according to a source who saw the email. Washington Post Earlier Thursday, I reported that Elon Musk told potential investors in his deal to buy Twitter that he…

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Twitter will soon let you control who can tag you in Tweets

Twitter is working on a new feature that allows users to control who can mention them in their own tweets or in comments on other tweets. The feature was first spotted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who also gave us a glimpse at other Twitter features before it was released in the past. With the new feature, users will be able to choose if anyone can mention it in tweets or if only followers can. This comes in addition to a setting that allows users to completely prevent other…

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Twitter will now allow users to combine videos, GIFs, and photos into a single tweet

Twitter recently announced that it will be rolling out a new feature that will allow users to combine photos, videos, and GIFs into a single tweet. So far, users can share either a photo, video, or GIF in each tweet. Earlier this year, reverse engineer Alessandro Palozzi spotted the ability to post multimedia in a tweet, with a report by Take Crunch He later confirms that this feature was already in development. If you’re interested in trying out the new feature, just tap the image icon on the tweet composer…

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Tweet editing is now live for Twitter Blue members in select regions

Twitter is internally testing the ability to edit tweets posted months ago after revealing that the feature was in the pipeline. But last week, we finally got our first look at the feature in action, as Twitter handle Blue posted its first edited tweet. Now, the feature is available to all users in select regions who have an active Twitter Blue subscription. Twitter Blue users can now edit a tweet posted up to five times. The version history is also available under edited tweets where viewers can still check what…

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The first edited tweet on Twitter is here: Everything you need to know

Twitter edit button: Twitter confirmed earlier this year that it was already working on a feature that would allow users to edit their tweets, a feature that users of the micro-blogging platform have been asking for for years and it seems Twitter is finally introducing it. A new tweet posted yesterday by the Twitter Blue handle shows the first edited tweet on the platform. The tweet was edited after it was posted and now shows how users will see and be able to select editable Tweets. Check out the tweet…

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US appeals court rejects big tech companies’ right to regulate online speech

A US appeals court on Friday upheld a law in Texas that bars large social media companies from banning or censoring users based on a “view,” a setback for tech industry groups that say the measure will turn platforms into bastions of dangerous content. The 3-0 ruling from the Fifth US Court of Appeals, based in New Orleans, outlines the possibility of the US Supreme Court ruling on the law, which conservatives and right-wing commentators have said is necessary to prevent “Big Tech” from suppressing their views. ‚ÄúToday we reject…

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Twitter whistleblower exposes employees concerned that China may collect user data

In his opening remarks during a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Senator Chuck Grassley said disclosures by a former Twitter executive turned whistleblower show that there is at least one Chinese agent working for the company. Peiter “Mudge” Zatko, a notorious hacker who served as Twitter’s chief security officer until he was fired last year, said during the hearing that some Twitter employees were concerned that the Chinese government would be able to collect data on the company’s users. He cited a Reuters story on Tuesday that detailed internal clashes between…

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Twitter has changed its “Share” button to a WhatsApp icon for some users in India

Twitter is known for making changes to the user interface of its platform, as most social media platforms will at some point to keep the user interface up to date with the times and newer usage habits. However, sometimes the changes do not get the expected feedback and are undone. Twitter’s latest change, currently in the testing phase, may be the platform’s next feature to counter mixed reactions. Earlier this week, Twitter changed the look of the share button for many users in India. The share icon, which was originally…

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What is the new feature and how to use it

Twitter Circle is the latest feature of the microblogging platform which is now set to be rolled out to all Twitter users. Having been beta testing for a while, Twitter Circles will soon be available for all Twitter users to use. Here’s everything you need to know about Twitter Circle and how you can use it for yourself. What is Twitter Circle? If you use Instagram, Twitter Circle is just like the “Close Friends” option on the Meta-owned social media platform. If not, know that the Twitter Circle feature allows…

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