Twitter 3.2 for BlackBerry Makes Finding Friends Easier
Research In Motion today released Twitter 3.2 for its BlackBerry smartphones. The new software adds several new features, chief among them improved tools to find and follow friends. The app has a "Find Friends" button on the home screen that will scan the native BlackBerry address book to see if any of the contacts match Twitter users. The Tweet details screen has been updated to provide more visible information about links, photos, or other content. Last, there's a new quick follow button that makes it easier to add new feeds. Twitter 3.2 for BlackBerry is a free download from BlackBerry App World.
Twitter Adds 'Connect' Tab to Help Find Accounts Worth Following
Twitter today announced a new tool meant to make it easier to find new people and accounts to follow. The "connect" tab will appear on Twitter for the web, and in the Android and iOS mobile apps beginning today, where Twitter will curate a list of accounts it believe users might like to follow.
Twitter Unravels Thread Feature
Twitter today made it easier to publish tweet storms, or threads. The use of threads, a way to string together a series of tweets to tell a longer story, has risen in popularity over the last few years.
Twitter Hopes Mobile Web Page Redesign Will Engage More Users
Twitter today hit refresh on its home screen experience when visited via mobile browsers. The new Twitter.com homepage makes it easier to follow Tweets and stories without requiring users to log into their account.
Twitter Makes Privately Sharing Tweets Easier
Twitter is adding a new button to its Android and iOS apps today that makes it simple to send tweets directly to other users. The tool is meant to help take public content private, so it can be shared and discussed with individuals in direct messages.
Twitter More Prominently Suggesting Who to Follow
Twitter has tweaked its Android and iOS mobile apps by adding "who to follow" suggestions directly to users' timelines. Twitter says it relies on a number of factors to determine the suggested accounts, including users' email and phone contacts, as well as what types of accounts they already follow.