Four Upcoming Twitter Features You Can’t Miss Out On

Posted: Jun 11 2019, 8:09am CDT | by , in Technology News


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Four upcoming Twitter features you can’t miss out on
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Twitter is improving its "Lights Out" feature, among many other app developments.

Twitter is coming out with four new redesigned features that would surely change the way users navigate through the app.

Among the four new features is an improved “Lights Out” dark mode, according to a series of tweets posted by technology blogger and white hat hacker Jane Manchun Wong. Wong recently revealed Snapchat’s upcoming Facebook-like events feature and Spotify’s Pandora-like Spotify Sessions. She was also one of the first people to try out Facebook’s dating feature before it was officially rolled out.

According to Wong, Twitter is testing improved Lights Out dark mode and sidebar for the Twitter Web app. It comes as more developers and app creators adopt this new feature to make it easier for users to use their apps even in low-light conditions.

The social media giant is credited for being one of the first apps to introduce dark mode to its website and mobile apps. That is even before Facebook introduced the feature to its Messenger app.

Meanwhile, Wong revealed that Twitter is also redesigning the slide-out menu — which contains a shortcut to links such as the user’s profile, Moments, Promote Mode, Twitter Ads, Analytics, Media Studio, Settings and Privacy, Help Center, Appearance and Switch to legacy Twitter — making it float over the actual page.

In addition, Twitter is bringing search filters back to the Twitter Web app, which previously were not available. This allows users to filter their searches according to either people they follow or generally from anyone on Twitter; or limit their searches to only locations near them or to widen their searches to any location. Search filters also let Twitter users tick the “Quality filter” box, which filters lower-quality results from their search results.

Apart from these three updates, Wong also revealed that Twitter is testing “Hidden Replies” in Canada. If the rollout pushes through, the feature would let users hide replies to their tweets. This way, replies from people that they do not want to show up in a thread would appear to be gone. In a screenshot posted by Wong, the Twitter notification says users can still view hidden replies from the hidden reply icon.

Twitter has yet to make an announcement regarding Wong’s leaked updates.

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