These Are The Best Times To Tweet For Maximum Engagement

If you’re looking to expand your follower base and get more retweets, favourites and clicks, it all comes down to timing. According to a massive four-year study, these time windows are the best times to get more engagement with your tweets.


Twitter Introduces Autoplay Videos, Here's How To Turn Them Off

Twitter is rolling out a new video (and GIF) autoplay feature today. This means ads, videos and Vines will play automatically as you scroll through your timeline. Annoyingly, it’s enabled by default, but you can disable it — here’s how.


Twitter Adds Block List Sharing

Twitter has added the ability to share your block lists with other users, making it substantially simpler to cut down on social media noise and bullying.


Tweetbot For Mac Updated With New Look, Timeline Search

Mac: Tweetbot has long been considered one of the best (albeit expensive) Twitter apps for the Mac. Today, it gets better with an update that brings in a brand new, Yosemite-inspired look, alongside a bunch of new features.


Periscope Is Available On Android

When Twitter released its Periscope live video streaming app back in March, it was an iOS-only affair. Now you can use it on Android devices as well.


Google Is Now Searching Twitter, So You Have Nowhere To Hide

Google’s ambitions to make everything searchable as soon as it happens just stepped up a notch. It is now going to show relevant tweets direct from Twitter when you search.


Twitter Now Allows You To Receive Direct Messages From Anyone

Twitter has enabled a new feature where you can receive direct messages from anyone, regardless of whether or not you follow them back.


How To Get Twitter's New Star Wars Emojis

There’s a new Star Wars film coming, in case you haven’t noticed. Twitter is celebrating by adding new Star Wars-centric emojis.


Hide Promoted Tweets, Trends And Accounts With These Extensions

Chrome/Firefox: Twitter’s promoted tweets, trends and accounts are rather annoying and can be confusing when you see them in your timeline. If you’re not a fan, Ghacks points to a couple extensions that hide that promoted content.


Don't Quit The Social Networks You Hate -- Bend Them To Your Will

We get it: No one likes Facebook. Twitter is full of trolls. Social networks can be a pain, but they’re also great ways to stay in touch with friends and talk to new people. Even so, every few weeks we hear from someone who wants to just “quit” Facebook altogether. Here’s why that’s a silly idea, and what you can do instead that will make you just as happy.