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 Overhauls Its Mobile Apps and Web Sites
Twitter today revealed a dramatic change to the look and feel of its Android and iOS mobile applications, and its mobile and desktop browser experiences. To start, Twitter has put profile, account, and privacy settings in a single place within the navigation menu to make them easier to find.
Twitter Simplifies Account Verification
Twitter today streamlined the process for individuals seeking to verify their accounts. Users can now request a verified account through an online application.
Twitter Confirms Password Leak
Twitter informed millions of users this week that their usernames and passwords may have been exposed in a database breach. The database in question was not maintained or operated by Twitter, but held as many as 33 million account details.
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.