Twitter doesn’t want you to share screenshots of Tweets


Micro-blogging platform Twitter has started sending notifications to several users as they took screenshots of tweets, prompting them to share the tweets. First spotted by app researcher Jane Manchun Wong, Twitter has started sending pop-up notifications to some users when a screenshot is taken.

“Twitter is trying to persuade me to share the tweet or copy the link instead of taking a screenshot of the tweet,” she posted. Social media consultant Matt Navarra also saw the new feature being rolled out for some users.

“Twitter doesn’t want you to take screenshots of tweets anymore. It wants users active on the platform to see the tweets instead of screenshots on rival platforms. One of these now pops up when you take a screenshot,” he said. The new feature appears to be an attempt by Twitter to bring more users to its platform instead of just reading forwarded screenshots.

Meanwhile, Twitter has started rolling out the ‘Edit button’ feature for Blue subscribers in the US. The platform has already rolled out the ‘edit button’ for Blue subscribers in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. However, it did not mention the availability of the feature for the Indian audience.

The new feature to edit tweets comes with some limitations. For example, users cannot edit tweets 30 minutes after they have been published. Twitter Blue subscriptions are paid on a monthly basis, and are priced regionally based on the current US price of $4.99.

Separately, Twitter has also announced that videos on users’ timelines will open in our full-screen immersive video player in which they can swipe up to discover more content. However, this feature is only available in the company’s iOS-based app.

The company also said that some iOS and Android users will also see recommended content in a new video carousel on the Explore “For You” page. Users will be able to go back to scrolling by tapping the back arrow in the top left corner to exit the player.

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