Twitter has announced it has added new Sessions and Time Travel features to its Vine app for Android and iOS. The Sessions feature adds a new button in the bottom-right corner that can be used to save drafts of up to ten posts to work on later.
The Time Travel feature can then be used to remove, reorganise or replace any shot in a draft before it is shared. Learn more on the Vine Blog here and download the updated app for iOS from the iTunes store here or for Android from Google Play here.
Twitter has updated its Windows Phone 8 app. The update adds a dark theme, lock screen integration, Twitter suggestions, tweet notifications, keyword search pinning, and better search and discovery.
The updated app also allows tweets to be translated into 13 more languages. Using Windows Phone 8? Download the app from the Windows Phone Store here.
Twitter has also created a new @EventParrot account that can be followed to receive direct messages of breaking news from around the world. Learn more about the experiment on the Twitter website here.
Microsoft has redesigned the News page on Bing. The page now has a responsive design that automatically adapts to fit the screen of a phone, tablet or PC. At the top of the website, there is a new Trending Topics section that surfaces the latest buzz from Facebook, Twitter and Bing. Learn more on the Bing Search blog here.
Microsoft has also redesigned the Videos page on Bing. The page has a streamlined navigation with larger and higher-resolution video previews. The popup previews now have the option to adjust the volume of the video instead of just muting. There’s also a popup to easily navigate between playing videos on the same page. Learn more on the Bing Search blog here.
Twitter has updated its Android and iOS apps. The updated app displays the last three replies from each conversations in the timeline, joined by a blue line. Three replies from each conversation are displayed and tapping a link displays all replies.
The update also adds the option to report Tweets for abuse or spam. Learn more on the Twitter blog here. Download the Android app here and iOS app here.
Automattic has added a new Media Explorer that can be used to search for and insert YouTube videos and Tweets to WordPress.com posts. Previously, users had to manually copy the embed code from YouTube and paste it into a post.
Now, users can search for and insert YouTube videos by clicking the Add Media button and then clicking Insert YouTube on the left. They can also search for Tweets by hashtag, user or location by clicking the Insert Tweet.
The Media Explorer is currently available on WordPress.com and will become available later for self-hosted WordPress website through Jetpack. It is also extensible, so plugins can be created to insert other media types. Learn more on the WordPress.com VIP blog here.
Twitter has updated its Vine app for Android. The update adds the option to mention people in posts and comments using the @ symbol and adds autocompletion on hashtags in text fields.
The update also includes other bug fixes and improvements. Using an Android device? Download the update from Google Play here.
Twitter has updated its Android and iOS apps with improved two-factor authentication that doesn’t require SMS messages. Instead, push notifications are used to receive login requests. A backup code is also generated and can be used to approve login requests when the phone is not available.
The update also adds social context to search results like the recent update to twitter.com and a new View More Photos link in search results to view a photo gallery. Learn more on the Twitter blog here and download the updated Android app here or iOS app here.
Twitter has updated its Vine app for Android. The update adds push notifications for new likes, comments and mentions and the option to share any public post to Twitter or Facebook.
The update also includes the bug fixes and improvements. Using an Android device? Download the app from Google Play here.
Twitter has updated its app for Windows RT and 8. With this update, users can sign in with multiple Twitter accounts, view their lists and those of other users, pin lists and user profiles to the Start screen.
The update also improves stability and fixes many bugs. Learn more on the Windows blog here and download the app from the Windows Store here.
Twitter has also updated the search bar on its website to display recent and saved searches. People and photos are also now included in search results. Learn more in the Twitter post here.
Twitter has updated its Android app. It is now possible to open a composer to reply to a tweet directly from the detail page. There is also a button to share a tweet privately to another user using a direct message. Previously, all shared tweets were displayed publicly for everyone to see.
Using an Android device? Download the update from Google Play here.