Twitter 2.1 Beta for BlackBerry Adds Multiple Accounts
Research In Motion has release a new beta of Twitter version 2.1 to registered members of its Beta Zone proving grounds. Twitter 2.1 adds several key features, chief among them support for multiple Twitter accounts. According to RIM, the application supports up to five Twitter accounts per device and users can easily switch between them via the settings tools. It lets users cross-post tweets and retweets from one account to another without switching the current account view, and provides notifications of new mentions/messages. In order to view all the tweets from all five Twitter accounts at the same time, however, users will have to switch to RIM's Social Feeds application. The beta application is free to download and use.
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 Solidifies Tools for Reporting Abuse
Twitter today outlined several steps it is taking to improve how it handles abusive content. Users can now more easily flag abusive tweets and accounts.
Twitter Rolls Out Muting Tool for Mobile Apps
Twitter today rolled out a new feature that will allow users of its mobile apps to mute the accounts of others without unfollowing them. According to Twitter, users can remove the tweets and retweets of others from their timeline, as well as nix any push or SMS notifications associated with that particular account.
Twitter to Curate Your Timeline
Twitter today announced a change to its service that will, in effect, add tweets to users' timelines from people they don't follow. Twitter has since the beginning allowed users to pick who they follow, leaving people in complete control of their timeline and experience.