Twitter Notes feature to transition into long-form posts

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The social media platform is known for its ultra-low character limit, but that could soon change. A new feature called Twitter Notes could soon be coming to the microblogging social media platform to provide users with a higher character limit than they’ve been used to using. The platform has doubled its original character count limit from 140 characters to 280, its current level. That said, the platform will now be adding much more space for users to share longer posts with a feature called Twitter Notes. The upcoming feature provides…

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Twitter and Elon Musk agree to $1B fee for breaking social media platform deal

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A regulatory filing was found to include an agreement to pay the fee if the deal should fall apart. Both Twitter and Elon Musk have each agreed that they will pay the other side $1 billion if they should become the reason that the social media platform deal should fall apart. This was a component of a regulatory filing for the $44 billion takeover deal of the company. The $1 billion termination fee is a common component of sizeable takeovers like the one proposed for the social media platform. This…

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Twitter dumps tabbed timeline four days after launch

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Users hated the format and after a massive wave of complaints, the social media platform removed it. Twitter launched a new tabbed timeline to iOS users only to face a huge revolt from its users, forcing it to dump the design only four days later. The algorithmically generated feed didn’t last a week and never made it to the Android roll-out. iOS users were quick to voice their opinion – and strong dislike – for the new tabbed timeline. They made such noise about it that by four days after…

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Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO effective immediately

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The company announced the move by the cofounder of the social media microblogging platform. Jack Dorsey is no longer the Twitter CEO, following the company’s announcement of his resignation, which he also tweeted from his own account. Dorsey will remain a member of the company’s board at least until 2022. The resignation as Twitter CEO was effective immediately, as the public face of the company, its co-founder, stated at the start of this week. Still, he will remain a member of the board at least to close out the year,…

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Twitter’s disappearing tweets are rolling out globally

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The so-called “fleets” feature will soon be available to users around the world. Twitter has announced that it is rolling out a new disappearing tweets feature. The fleets are posts that will disappear 24 hours after they are made. The fleets have been compared to the stories feature already available on Instagram and Snapchat. The disappearing tweets feature has been tested in South Korea, Italy, India, and Brazil. Now, it will be rolled out to users worldwide. Fleets are temporary posts that can be composed of text, pictures and videos.…

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