Twitter has announced new features for its platform, including more flexible controls and the ability to send cryptocurrency between users.
Twitter is adding bitcoin to its Tips feature, allowing users to send money to others via PayPal and other third-party services, and rolling it out worldwide.
It allows users to add their bitcoin wallet to their profile and send cryptocurrencies directly within the app starting today, through Strike, a third-party payment application built on the bitcoin lightning network.
Tips were originally available only for selected users but will now soon be available for users on iPhone as well as Android users. Twitter says users in countries such as Africa may not have access to traditional providers, and that bitcoin represents “one of the best” of “forward-looking” solutions.
Twitter’s Jack Dorsey has long been a supporter of the cryptocurrency, saying it will “unify the world” and believe it will become “the native currency of the Internet.”
Tipping is entirely on third-party platforms, so there is no deduction from donations; When users select a service, it will open the app or website. Bitcoin Lightning Wallet invoices are generated by Twitter when transferring crypto currency, and when that invoice is paid off-platform, the social media site will send a notification to the receiver which will be answered using a preset reply or emoji. can go.
Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are also becoming a big part of Twitter, with the company ‘exploring’ NFT authentication, allowing users to connect directly to their crypto wallets and show their NFT ownership on Twitter.
In a call with reporters, Christine Su, Twitter’s product lead for conversation security, also said that the company will introduce a way to skip a conversation in which they are tagged and remove unwanted speech or “targeted name calling”. Searching for word filter. “As well as emoji and other terms.
These updates follow Twitter’s other changes, such as allowing users to control who can reply and a “safety mode” that the company is testing to auto-block accounts, as well as allow users to follow followers. – which was previously done through ‘soft blocking’. ‘, which is when someone blocks a user and then unblocks.
Twitter is adding more context to its tweets so people can “trust who they’re talking to”, Su says, adding profile labels and a new “heads up” experiment that lets users engage in “potentially heated discussions”. Will inform you when you join. A label below a tweet, shown by the company in a concept mock-up.
Twitter will find these ‘vibes’ “in the early days” using automated technology, but eventually wants to allow writers to set their own tone for conversations – compare its use
follow up with Community feature, Twitter is trying to let users “set their own criteria”. Twitter has said that moderators in those locations will not be held responsible for Twitter’s rules, which allow users to create
Twitter maintains that tweets in a community remain public, and can be quote-tweeted outside the community, but by default will not be spread outside the community unless a user already within that group has the ability to do so. does not decide.
A Creators Fund is also being created for audio creators, as well as adding recording and replay functions to the space’s tools, with its clubhouse-like voice-call groups.
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