Verizon Wireless Offers Twitter App to Feature Phones
Today Verizon Wireless announced a new Twitter application called Tweet-Tweet that is compatible with its feature phones. The application allows Twitter users to update their status, as well as view and reply to friends, re-tweet and send direct messages. The application can be downloaded by texting "Tweet" to APPS (2-7-7-7). Tweet-Tweet works with over 60 handsets, including models that run BREW. The application costs $4 for unlimited Tweets, or $1.50 per month.
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 @Replies No Longer Count Toward 140-Character Limit
Twitter today improved its service a little bit by cutting @replies from the character limit. Moving forward, when people reply to an individual or to a group, the @username(s) will not count toward the Tweet's 140 characters.
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 to Post Larger Images In Timelines
Twitter today said it is improving the multimedia experience of Twitter.com by changing how it handles images. Moving forward, Twitter will now show full image previews, rather than crop them.