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Twitter Gets New Features: Twitter Lite & Mute Words & People

By April 19, 2017 June 26th, 2019 No Comments

Twitter has released a series of new features to its web and app platforms. One of the new features allows muting both people and posts which are offensive. In fact, users can also mute words, usernames, phrases and even hashtags from appearing in their timeline for periods ranging from 1 day to 30 days to permanently. These new features seem to be part of Twitter’s recent efforts to make its app more secure and safer.

Twitter Lite

Twitter Lite is the equivalent of Facebook Lite without being a standalone app. It is designed for users with slower data connections. Mobile users can access this Twitter version through their mobile browser.

  • It has a miniaturised UI with fewer elements
  • You are allowed to upload images and videos
  • You can send messages
  • The pages load almost instantly compared to Twitter’s web version and app

According to Twitter, its data saver mode helps in reducing data usage by around 70%.

Mute People, Posts, Words & Hashtags

With this feature, Twitter has taken things further. You can now mute anyone who is offensive or any posts. Twitter now also allows muting the following:

  • Words
  • Phrases
  • Hashtags
  • Usernames

This will help in preventing harassment and keeping your conversation clean. Twitter has introduced this feature on both its iOS and Android apps. It is already active within Notifications in Settings.

Enhanced Security

Twitter accounts were already secured with the two-factor authentication system. The micro-blogging site has taken things further by allowing third-party two-factor authentication apps to be used. This feature can be accessed from:

  • Twitter Settings
  • Account
  • Security
  • Verify login requests (enable it)
  • Enter verification code you receive in your phone
  • Tap on “set up a code generator app”
  • Generate barcode
  • Scan this barcode using the third-party app

This will generate a login pass code for your account.

Usernames Don’t Count in Replies

Now Twitter app also gets another enhancement in the form of increased character limit. This increase doesn’t mean the 140-character limit is broken. Twitter usernames will not appear now when you reply to someone.

A lot has been happening at Twitter and more changes can be expected in the near future. Do you want to promote your brand or products online? It is recommended to visit for more information and to get help from industry-leading online marketing experts.