This Week on Twitter – Apr. 29

On most Mondays, we post “This week on Twitter” to alert you to key things happening in the coming week. Whether it’s a live chat with the cast of your favorite TV show, a Q&A with a political candidate or a pro sports team Tweepstakes, keep current about can’t-miss moments on Twitter in the week ahead. - Ed.Monday, Apr. 29 - May 3; 5:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. PT This week kicks off #ComedyFest from Comedy Central (@ComedyCentral). Mel Brooks … [Read more...]

New improvements to Twitter for Mac

Today we’re announcing a few improvements to Twitter for Mac: Photos: It’s easier than ever to share photos. Simply click the camera icon in the lower-left corner of the Tweet compose box, and choose a photo to share. If you prefer, you can still drag and drop photos from the desktop.Retina display support: Now Twitter is even more vibrant and detailed on the highest resolution Mac notebooks. With this update, Tweets will be clearer and sharper, … [Read more...]

This Week on Twitter – Apr. 15

On most Mondays, we post “This week on Twitter” to alert you to key things happening in the coming week. Whether it’s a live chat with the cast of your favorite TV show, a Q&A with a political candidate or a pro sports team Tweepstakes, keep current about can’t-miss moments on Twitter in the week ahead. - Ed.Saturday, Apr. 20; 12:00 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT Comedy legends Cheech and Chong (@CheechandChong) will host a Twitter Q&A in … [Read more...]

Celebrating #Twitter7

There’s an old English saying, “Keep a thing seven years, and you'll always find a use for it.” Today is Twitter’s 7th birthday, which we observe on the day @jack first tweeted. Since then, we’ve seen breathtaking velocity in Twitter’s growth, which is due entirely to your many uses of it. We’re gratified that so many millions of you have made Twitter yours.It’s thanks to all of you that our open, real-time platform is thriving: we have well over … [Read more...]

This Week on Twitter: 18 March

On most Mondays, we post “This week on Twitter” to alert you to key things happening in the coming week. Whether it’s a live chat with the cast of your favorite TV show, a Q&A with a political candidate or a pro sports team Tweepstakes, keep current about can’t-miss moments on Twitter in the week ahead. - Ed. Tuesday, Mar. 19 - Apr. 8; check local listings NCAA (@NCAA) March Madness kicks off this week. For instant replays, updates … [Read more...]

Welcome Twitter for Windows 8

Today, we are releasing Twitter for Windows 8, a new app that makes it easier than ever to share and discover content on Windows 8 devices. In addition to familiar Twitter features, including the Home, Connect, Discover, and Me tabs, this app introduces new functionality that takes advantage of unique Windows 8 features.Snap view: Use another app alongside Twitter. Snap Twitter into the left or right side of the screen and then start using … [Read more...]

The new @Pontifex

While thousands of people gathered at St. Peter’s Square to celebrate the announcement of Pope Francis, the rest of the world came together on Twitter. As speculation about the new pope swirled about, much like the white smoke from the chimney at the Sistine Chapel, people across the globe tweeted with anticipation. After 45 minutes of post-smoke waiting, the new @Pontifex was announced.Throughout today, as anticipation mounted about an … [Read more...]

Mobile app updates: Enhancements to search, web browsing and more

Today we’re updating our iOS and Android apps along with mobile.twitter.com to make it easier and faster to find and see content on Twitter.We recently introduced the ability to see older Tweets in search results. Now when you search for important Twitter moments, you may see a Top Tweet separate from the rest of the results. This Tweet is the best match for your query based on relevance and engagement. To see additional Tweets from this time … [Read more...]

This Week on Twitter – 4 March

On most Mondays, we post “This week on Twitter” to alert you to key things happening in the coming week. Whether it’s a live chat with the cast of your favorite TV show, a Q&A with a political candidate or a pro sports team Tweepstakes, keep current about can’t-miss moments on Twitter in the week ahead. - Ed. Monday, Mar. 4-10 In honor of National Poetry Month, the New York Public Library is hosting a National Poetry Contest on Twitter. … [Read more...]

Twitter for Firefox OS

Yesterday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Mozilla announced that 18 mobile operators from around the world will support Firefox OS, its new mobile operating system that takes advantage of the power of the web. When those devices begin to ship, Twitter for Firefox OS will be available in the Firefox Marketplace. Similar to our other mobile apps, Twitter for Firefox OS has a rich interface, featuring the Home, Connect, Discover and Me tabs, … [Read more...]