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All the latest Twitter news you could miss


It was a great week for Twitter. Part of the surge in news coverage comes from Ilona Mask absorption continuesbut some have clearly been in the works for some time. Let’s dig.

Twitter Circle

Announced by Twitter that it tests a function called Twitter Circle allowing you to share tweets with your chosen group of people. It’s similar to the “Close Friends” feature on Instagram or, you know what Google Plus tried to do back in 2011.

The feature is currently available to “a limited number of people worldwide.” If you have, you can add up to 150 people to your circle (you can only have one). Oddly enough, you can add anyone to the circle, even if they aren’t watching you. When you create a new tweet, you get the opportunity to share it with everyone or just your circle.

Users in your circle will be able to see any tweets you share with them. They will be able to answer normally, but will not be able to retweet – at least not without taking a screenshot.

Only you can see a list of those in your circle. And another weird oddity: people can’t remove themselves from your circle – they just turn off conversations. We will see if this particular aspect persists if it is disseminated more widely.

Right now, if you have access to Twitter Circles, you will be prompted to set it up the next time you write tweets using iOS, Android or web apps.

Paid Twitter for governments and businesses?

Twitter has financial figures long in dispute of it relation to mass culture. In 2021, the company had revenues of just over $ 5 billion compared to Meta (the parent company of Facebook and Instagram), which had nearly $ 118 billion in revenueand even Snap, whose revenue was $ 4.1 billion.

[Related: The pros and cons of finally getting an edit button on Twitter]

Although Musk recently said he doesn’t care about Twitter’s economythe way his proposed buyout is structured involves both him and the company taking on fairly large debts it requires a constant cash flow for maintenance. This along with pressure on his Tesla shareswould seem to have made him a little more interested in finance.

This week Musk tweeted bad pun Masons then statement that “Twitter will always be free for regular users, but perhaps a small cost for commercial / government users.” That in itself doesn’t look like a horrible idea, though, like Edge and Techdirt explainthe realities of implementing some paid corporate option without violating (ironically) the laws on freedom of speech and irritating everyone are less certain.

Currently, Twitter has a paid subscription called Twitter Blue. It costs $ 3 a month and gives users features like the “Cancel Tweet” option and bookmark folders.

У now deleted tweet back in April, Musk also offered to check out Twitter Blue users and allow them to enjoy it without ads.

So whatever Musk says about not worrying about Twitter’s financial statements, it’s clear that it will push the company to try to find different ways to generate revenue in the near future.

Twitter edit button

Finally, as we discussed in detail earlier this week, Twitter can get an edit button. Apparently, it was already in the works and is absolutely no relation to Mask a takeover deal – though we suspect it given his past remarksif its absorption passes, the function is likely to spread widely.

We too looked at how it might workat least at the testing stage. Edited tweets will technically be new tweets that link to the source, and the edited tweet will be marked as such. This means that if someone edits a tweet that has already been retweeted, everything (hopefully) won’t be too confusing.

Other Twitter news

And these are just the biggest stories of the week. Some of the other news that has emerged is that Musk is expected to do so act as interim CEO if the deal closes, it will raise an additional $ 7.1 billion to fund its deal including $ 1 billion from Larry Allisonand President of Ireland Michael Higgins, called the Purchase Mask “A manifestation of incredible and dangerous narcissism.” Oh.

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