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Twitter Considered Buying Clubhouse For $4 Billion
Clubhouse is one of the hottest social media apps available at the moment, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that at one point in time, Twitter was actually interested in acquiring the company.  This is according to a report from Bloomberg where they say that Twitter could have spent $4 billion to acquire them.

Periscope Is Now Officially Dead
Back in the day when being able to create a live stream on your mobile device was a new thing, Periscope was one of the more popular options out there, so much so that Twitter decided to spend $100 million to buy the company. However, all good things need to come to an end, and Periscope is one of them.

Twitter Could Be Looking To Introduce Emoji Reactions
One of the features of Facebook is the ability to react to posts. This means that instead of merely “liking” a post, users will be able to react with a laughing emoji, shocked emoji, angry emoji, and so on. This is to allow people to get a better idea of what kind of post this might be. Now it looks like Twitter could be interested in something similar as well.

Jack Dorsey Just Sold His First Ever Tweet For $2.9 Million
Jack Dorsey is known by many to be the CEO of Twitter, and just recently, Dorsey sold his first ever tweet made on the platform for a cool $2.9 million. But wait, how do you sell a tweet? This tweet was sold as an NFT, or a nonfungible token, where according to Dorsey, the proceeds will be converted to bitcoin and then donated to Give Directly’s Africa Response fund.

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Twitter Is Now Testing YouTube Integration
Websites and services like Facebook and Twitter obviously would love it if you spent all your time on their platform. The longer you spend, means more ads can be shown, which in turn means more money. However, in Twitter’s case, watching YouTube videos means leaving their website.

Twitter’s Answer To Clubhouse Could Launch This April
Clubhouse appears to be the next hottest thing as far as social media is concerned, which is why it’s not surprising that other companies are also looking to launch something similar. Twitter has been working on something for a while called Spaces, and for those who are curious about it, you might be able to take it for a spin this April.

Twitter Testing A Way For Users To ‘Undo’ The Posting Of Tweets
Many have long begged Twitter to allow them to edit their tweets, but Twitter has pushed back on the idea. However, it seems that Twitter could have some kind of alternative in the works in the form of an undo timer. This basically allows users to recall a tweet after they post it, assuming it was done in the timeframe that they were given.

How To Go Live On Twitter
Did you know that Twitter has a feature that lets you create a live broadcast? If you’re interested in using that feature, here’s what you need to do.

Twitter Announces New Paid Super Followers Feature
For a while now, Twitter has been trying to find ways to monetize itself, and it seems that they might have figured out how with a new paid feature called Super Followers. With this new feature, Twitter users can charge their followers a fee in which it would give them access to additional content, like tweets, photos, videos and more.

Twitter To Introduce Automatic Blocking And Muting Of Abusive Accounts
If someone is sending you harassing or abusive messages on Twitter, you can block them. Unfortunately, this is a manual method and if you’re someone with a lot of followers, this could be a rather tedious process, but that will change soon as Twitter will be automatically blocking and muting those people for you.

Twitter Has Brought Back Its ‘Review Before You Tweet’ Feature
There are a lot of things we say in the heat of the moment that on hindsight probably shouldn’t have been said. Thankfully in this digital age, we have the option of being able to take our time to compose our replies before sending it, but in case that still fails, Twitter has your back and wants to stop you from tweeting something you might regret.

Twitter Could Be Considering A Subscription Model To Reduce Reliance On Ads
A lot of services these days are starting to move to a subscription-based model, where instead of making products or services a one-off purchase, they are now being sold on monthly and annual subscriptions. Now it looks like Twitter could be once again looking into adopting such a model for the future.

Scientists Want To Use Twitter To Discover The Origins Of COVID-19
At the moment, there is still a lot of debate on where the COVID-19 virus might have originated from. At the start of the pandemic, it was widely-believed that it might have come from a market in Wuhan, China, but later several different theories were floated suggesting that it might have been around much earlier than that, and it might have come from outside of China.

Twitter Launches Birdwatch To Help Combat Fake News And Misinformation
Fake news and misinformation is a huge problem as some people do not necessarily bother reading or putting in the extra effort in researching before they share an article. This means that even if the person did not have the intention to spread fake news, it still happens all the same, and this is an issue that social media platforms have been trying to fix.

Twitter Thinks They Understand Your Sense Of Humor
The internet is full of all kinds of information. Some of it, like the news, can be a bit depressing when you hear about all the bad things happening around us, which is why every now and then, it might not be a bad idea to have a good laugh or two. Twitter thinks that they can help by trying to surface tweets it thinks you might find funny.

Twitter Will Be Shutting Down Its Periscope Standalone App
Back in 2015, Twitter acquired Periscope which allowed users to create their own livestreams and share it on the social network’s platform. However, fast forward to today, it seems that Twitter has decided that they have integrated Periscope into its platform deeply enough where maybe there is no longer a need for a standalone app.

Twitter Could Be Looking Into Launching Video Calls Next
Twitter is probably best known for being a microblogging platform, where the goal is less about one-on-one chats and more about sharing your thoughts to the public. However, given how much focus there is these days on video conferencing, it seems that Twitter could be interested in heading down that path.

You Can Now Play The Elder Scrolls On Twitter
Back in the day, choose your own adventure type of games were pretty popular. Basically these games came in the form of books, where a scenario would be laid out in front of you, and then you make a decision and flip to the relevant page. If you’re looking to relive some of that nostalgia, you might want to check out what Bethesda has in store for gamers.

Twitter Rolls Back Its Threaded Replies Feature
Earlier this year, Twitter introduced a new threaded reply feature where replies to a tweet would be threaded similar to other platforms such as Reddit. It was supposed to make it easier to see who commented what, and who is replying to whom. Unfortunately, it seems that the feature was not as well-received as the company had hoped.

Twitter Will Bring Back Its Verification Program Next Year
For years, Twitter ran a verification program that basically “verified” users with a blue check next to their name to indicate that they are who they say they are. This is an important distinction for people who work in the public space like company CEOs, journalists, politicians, celebrities, and so on.