Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has just unveiled Threads, a brand new app developed by the Instagram team. This app is designed specifically for sharing text updates and participating in public conversations. With Threads, users can log in using their existing Instagram accounts and dive into a separate space dedicated to real-time updates and engaging discussions.
Thanks to policy changes at Twitter, SMS two-factor authentication (2FA) is no longer available for free. Users must have a subscription to Twitter Blue in order to use SMS for 2FA when securing their accounts. Twitter claims that requiring membership will reduce abuse of the platform by "bad actors". While SMS verification is a convenient and popular way to increase account security, it's not the most secure. Using an authentication app provides improved protection for your account.
On the Twitter app, users can easily save photos from a tweet. Downloading videos from Twitter is a different story. As of this writing, there is no way to save a video from the Twitter app to iPhone. Many apps give the option of grabbing a video directly to the Photos app for later viewing or sharing. No such function exists in the official Twitter app. So how does one save a Twitter video to iPhone?
There are several workarounds that make it possible to download a Twitter video on iOS. Here are two methods to save Twitter videos for free.
Twitter Communities are a space where users can connect and hold discussions about specific topics. The specialized groups are controlled by Twitter admins and moderators, who are tasked with enforcing community rules and keeping conversations relevant to the overall topic. Community tweets can be seen by all Twitter users but only invited members can participate in the discussion. Anyone with an active public account can join a community when invited by a member. Some groups can also have open memberships where anyone can enjoy.
Changes to conversations are coming to the Twitter app on iPhone and iPad. The company has begun testing out a new setting which can limit who replies to a tweet. By default, anyone can reply to a tweet. The new settings change this, making it possible for a user to limit who can reply. The new conversation settings have undergone testing for months and may soon come to the entire user population.