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How to disable videos, GIFs and Vines from autoplaying on Twitter on your iPhone or iPad

How to disable videos, GIFs and Vines from autoplaying on Twitter on your iPhone or iPad

Automatic gearboxes, automatic lights, automatic fish feeders are good and convenient things. An autoplaying video on the web and on Twitter can be quite a nuisance. Twitter recently announced a more seamless way for videos, Vines, and GIFs to play while using the site or mobile app. If you think that autoplaying videos are distracting or worried it would consume your mobile data, Twitter also introduced a way to disable this new “feature”.

Twitter launches two new tests to discover more about places and products

Twitter launches two new tests to discover more about places and products

Twitter is busy. While hot on the heels of new information regarding Twitter’s focus on curated content with Project Lightning coming to light, the company is now testing two new ways to discover more about products and places.

Twitter working on curated news stories with Project Lightning

Twitter working on curated news stories with Project Lightning

Apple News was unveiled during the keynote at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, and it’s one of the new tentpole features baked into the incoming iOS 9, which is set to arrive later this year.

Twitter is adding autoplay for native videos, Vines and GIFs in its iOS app

Twitter is adding autoplay for native videos, Vines and GIFs in its iOS app

While Twitter is usually a quick and easy way to find videos, GIFs or Vines (not excluding the Vine app altogether, of course), the social networking is hoping you really like seeing them automatically play in your Timeline.

Twitter is removing the 140 character limit from its Direct Messages

Twitter is removing the 140 character limit from its Direct Messages

Twitter has always been about keeping connected with people and brands across its social network, all with the hitch that users only have 140 characters to do it.

How to use Twitter’s live-streaming app Periscope

How to use Twitter’s live-streaming app Periscope

Twitter’s Periscope, was launched a few months ago and has garnered some much deserved attention. Some of it good, and inevitably, some of it bad. The application allows users to broadcast whatever they want using either an iPhone or Android. 

iPhone’s text bug also affects Twitter and Snapchat

iPhone’s text bug also affects Twitter and Snapchat

The iPhone bug that causes Messages to crash and forces a reboot when a certain string of text is received also breaks Twitter and Snapchat, it has been found. If the same message is received by one of these apps and notifications are enabled, it has exactly the same affect.

President Obama used someone else’s iPhone to send his first tweet

President Obama used someone else’s iPhone to send his first tweet

Barack Obama was given his own Twitter account on Monday, six years after becoming President, and he promptly published his first tweet. The greeting was sent from an iPhone, but according to the White House, it wasn’t Obama’s own device.

Apple and Twitter working on bringing Tweets to Spotlight

Apple and Twitter working on bringing Tweets to Spotlight

Twitter’s CEO, Dick Costolo, has revealed that the company is working closely with Apple on integrating content from Twitter i.e. Tweets into the former’s Spotlight search feature.

Developers can now bake Twitter timelines into their iOS apps

Developers can now bake Twitter timelines into their iOS apps

Twitter has announced a new update to its Twitter Kit for developers that allows them to bake entire timelines and Twitter search results into their iOS apps.