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Twitter iOS update prevents tweets from disappearing while you’re reading them

Twitter is updating its iOS app to prevent tweets from disappearing while users are still reading them. The change comes as the social media giant recently updated its web platform to no longer automa

Walmart will be the first retailer to test Twitter’s new livestream shopping platform

Twitter’s e-commerce initiatives now include livestream shopping and Walmart will be the first retailer to test the new platform. Over the past year, Walmart has invested in live shopping by hos

Nigerian fintech Abeg faces its biggest test yet after blitzscaling to millions of users

On October 3, “Big Brother Naija,” a reality show sponsored by Nigerian social payments company Abeg, came to a rapturous close after 72 days on air. The show, which commenced on July 24, is the m

Twitter is rolling out its tipping feature to Android users

Twitter is rolling out its in-app tipping feature to all Android users above the age of 18, following the iOS launch in September. The social media giant says the “Tips” feature is geared

Clubhouse finally has live captions on iOS

Clubhouse announced yesterday that closed captioning is now rolling out for iOS. This essential accessibility feature has been long missed from the live audio app. Without these live transcriptions, w

Formstack raises $425M for a no-code platform that helps businesses automate their customer and internal workflows

Platforms that bring more automation to the working environment, and platforms that are empowering more people to get involved in building tools to help themselves work, have equally seen a huge rise

Conductor raises $150M at a $525M valuation to build out its search-based, organic marketing technology

Conductor — a marketing technology company that was snapped up by WeWork at the height of the latter company’s expansion ambitions, only then to buy itself out in the wake of WeWork’

Say goodbye to disappearing tweets: Twitter no longer auto-loads new tweets on the web

Twitter is updating its web platform to change the way users see new tweets. The social media giant will no longer automatically refresh timelines on the web with new tweets, and users can now decide

Twitter acquires Threader, an app that compiles and shares threads

Twitter announced today that it’s acquiring Threader, an app that lets people compile Twitter threads and share their favorites, making it easier to help people find long threads on the platform

Twitter no longer crops image previews on the web

Twitter will no longer automatically crop image previews on the web after rolling out full-size image previews on mobile earlier this year. On Twitter for the web, images will now display in full with

Twitter and ViacomCBS announce global content partnership, plans for Twitter ‘Watch Parties’

Twitter and ViacomCBS today announced a sizable global deal that will see the social media platform streaming digital content from across the ViacomCBS portfolio of news, sports and entertainment bran

Flutterwave acquires Disha, a creator platform that planned to shutter in February

In February, Disha, a Nigeria-based platform that allows digital creators to curate, sell digital content, create portfolios and receive payments from their audience globally, announced that it was cl

Twitter Blue launches in the US and New Zealand with expanded feature set

Twitter’s premium subscription service, Twitter Blue, is launching today in the U.S. as well as New Zealand, offering an expanded slate of features meant to appeal to Twitter’s most engage

Robinhood says millions of customer names and email addresses taken in data breach

Online stock trading platform Robinhood has confirmed it was hacked last week with more than five million customer email addresses and two million customer names taken, as well as a much smaller set o

The looming tax bill behind Elon Musk’s stock sale Twitter poll

Tesla shares dipped by 4.5% on Monday morning after CEO Elon Musk asked his 62.8 million social media followers whether they supported him selling 10% of his company stock — despite the fact tha

Twitter is rolling out a feature to make it easier to search a user’s tweets

Some Twitter users on iOS are starting to get access to a feature that makes it easy to search an individual user’s tweets. For those with access, when you navigate to a user’s profile, yo

Twitter now lets you tune into Spaces without an account via direct links

Twitter is rolling out the ability for users to share direct links to their Spaces to let others tune into a live audio session via the web without being logged into the platform. The social media gia

UK Labour Party blames breach of members’ data on third-party cyberattack

The U.K.’s Labour Party has confirmed a cyberattack on a third-party company has led to the compromise of members’ data. In an email sent to all party members and posted to its website, Labour

Twitter expands API with support for posting and deleting tweets, Super Follows and more

Twitter has been steadily updating its rebuilt API following its mid-2020 relaunch. Most recently, the company added support for Twitter Spaces to its developer platform. Today, it’s announcing

Instagram brings back Twitter Card preview support for posts

Instagram is bringing back support for Twitter Card previews starting today. Now when users share an Instagram link on Twitter, a preview of the post will be shown in the tweet. Prior to this change,
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