According to reports, the most popular tweets tend to go viral on other platforms. To adapt to this situation, Twitter is fully embracing a variety of new sharing tools. These tools will allow users to directly share tweets to Snapchat and Instagram. This change is currently available to Snapchat. After that, Twitter’s sharing menu will include an option to send tweets directly to Snap Camera. The company will also test similar features for Instagram Stories in the coming days.
When a tweet is shared to an external application, it will show a similar effect to the Twitter application and website, instead of a static screenshot. On Snapchat, the tweet will also be accompanied by a link to the original tweet. Twitter said that tweets forwarded to Instagram may also have similar links. It seems that using the Twitter share menu is not much different from simply sending screenshots. However, this feature will save users a few steps. For Twitter, it can also help the company put more labels on popular content.
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Interesting tweets that spread through influencer accounts on platforms such as Instagram do not have any links to the original content. This causes the content to lose reliability. However, with the new sharing method, Twitter can at least ensure that the content remains well displayed when the content goes viral on other platforms.
Twitter to bring back its public verification program early next year
Twitter, just like other social media platforms, offers “verified” badges that it uses to authenticate the identity of the account holder. Earlier, the microblogging and social media site used to had its public certification program through which users can apply for the badge. If they met the required criteria, Twitter would then given them a blue tick. Back in November 2017, Twitter paused the program for some unknown reasons.
Well, the company is now bringing back the public verification program and the same will happen in early 2021. This time Twitter has revamped the entire program and has announced the same on its official blog. According to the post, there are going to be six different types of accounts that will be eligible for verification. You can find the type of these accounts down below.
- Companies, Brands, and Non- Profit Organizations
- Activists, Organizers, and Other Influential Individuals