Twitter Update Alters Quick Bar Behavior
Twitter made a minor update to its iPhone app available tonight that changes how the Quick Bar, used to display trending topics, behaves. It is now pinned to the top of the timeline and no longer floats down (covering tweets). The change was made due to negative user response.
Twitter Discovers New Way to Spot Trends
Twitter has canned the Discover and Activity tabs in its mobile applications in favor of a new way to sift through trending content. Moving forward, when people use the search bar they'll also see trending stories as well as descriptions of those stories.
Twitter Overhauls Android App with Material Design
Twitter today revealed a redesigned mobile app for Android devices. The new user interface, which relies heavily on Google's Material Design, should be simpler to use.
Twitter to Promote Tweets Via Twice-Daily Highlights
Twitter recently introduced a feature called Highlights, which are push notifications calling attention to the day's best tweets. According to Twitter, it looks at what accounts users follow and which conversations are most popular among them, as well as topics and events trending in the user's area to create the highlighted tweets.
Twitter Tweaks Timelines Yet Again
Twitter is debuting a change to how its timeline works that will include more "best" Tweets at the top of users' feeds. The idea is similar to the "while you were away" function that Twitter added to the service last year, but it includes a broader array of Tweets displayed in reverse chronological order.
All Twitter Users Gain Access to 280-Character Tweets
Twitter today made it possible for all users of the platform to compose and publish tweets as long as 280 characters. Since its 2006 launch, Twitter has limited posts to 140 characters, though over the years it has made it possible to add content such as links, photos, and hashtags without chewing up the character count.