Earlier this month, Twitter accounts like Apple, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and many others were compromised. The hacker asked followers to send Bitcoin, which will be doubled and returned to the same address. Now local authorities in Florida have caught a 17-year-old and taken him into custody. He is charged with 30 counts of felony and is allegedly the mastermind behind the Twitter hack.
Earlier this month, rumors suggested that Twitter is readying a premium subscription for its user. One of Twitter’s job description revealed that the company is working on creating a new subscription platform and is hiring for the same. Twitter has now introduced a survey that asks users what services would they like to have as part of a premium subscription.
A number of high profile verified Twitter accounts including that of Apple, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Barack Obama, Jeff Bezos, and others were hacked in a major bitcoin scam.
Twitter is testing a cool new feature that lets users limit who can reply to their Tweets. The setting is doing rounds since the beginning of this year and seems to have made it to the testing phase. Users can simply tap a small glove icon in the corner. This will fetch the “ Who Can Reply” window.
Twitter is finally getting on the Stories bandwagon. The company is testing a new Stories format called “Fleets.” For now, this new feature is live only to Twitter users in Brazil. It will allow Twitter users in the country to post ephemeral content on the platform.
Twitter is finally showing some love to its iPad app. The company is rolling out a massive new update for the client that brings about a major UI overhaul and introduces a new multi-column view.
Twitter is finally allowing iOS users to upload Live Photos on its platform. The company says that Live Photos will be displayed as gifs on Twitter.
Twitter to Delete Inactive Accounts Starting Next Month, Yet to Offer Way for Memorializing Accounts
Twitter has decided to crack down on inactive accounts and remove the same. The company has already sent out an email that warns users to sign in by December 11th or their account will cease to exist. Furthermore, once deleted, the username will be available for anyone else. Twitter wants you to log in at least once in six months to avoid this from happening.