Keep Yourself Updated With New Twitter Features

I feel that Twitter is turning into a mini Facebook with its latest features. Yes, do read the upcoming and new Twitter features through this post. 

Twitter is a prominent social network, and I’m using it to build a relationship, network with like-minded people and promote my blog posts. Most of the businesses are using Twitter to increase their brand awareness and expand their social networking performance with useful Twitter tools.

Through a blog post, Twitter told that it is always experimenting new features to make its social network more engaging.

Recently, this company has announced some new features to its mobile apps that would let the Twitter users to post the pictures together with the tweet. They can tag people in the added images, and it will not affect the character limit of Twitter. Moreover, Retweet option has killed and now replaced with “Share” option.

Before getting into the discussion of new Twitter features, I want to suggest you to follow some helpful tips to get best out of Twitter.

My suggestions to use Twitter for business

If you’re using Twitter for business to expand its credibility and gain exposure, I hope my following suggestions would help you to do well with Twitter.

1. Don’t use Twitter for self-promotion as it would irritate your followers. Do tweet some fabulous content to your followers according to their interest.

2. Don’t re-tweet the tweet where you get mentioned as it seems that you’re showing interest to increase your popularity. Do reply to that tweet with a thanks/appreciation message.

3. Don’t tweet the negativity content to your followers as they don’t like to be enclosed with pessimistic people and they’ll unfollow you. Do offer positive tweets to get love from them.

4. Don’t tweet too frequently at a particular time as they won’t like to follow you for long. Do schedule the tweets to spread all over the day.

New Twitter Features

Here I consolidated the latest Twitter updates!


1. Photo tagging

Twitter introduced photo tagging feature, and it appears first in smartphone apps to let the users share multiple pictures in their tweet. The user can tag up to 10 people for each uploaded picture, and it will not affect the 140 words character count.

Tagged people will receive the notification like Facebook, and they can change the twitter settings if they don’t want to get tagged by other users.

2. Adding multiple photos

Adding multiple photos option to the tweet is a new Twitter feature, and it is currently available for iPhone users with the new Twitter App. This Twitter update will come soon for Android users & The user can add four images from their device and hit the tweet button to make the tweet more visual.

3. No hashtags and @-replies hereafter

It is shocking to hear that Twitter is considering getting rid of @-replies, which is used to mention other users and Hashtags, which signifies the search term. News say that Twitter’s head told that they are working on moving the framework of Twitter into the background and to increase the high-quality interactions.

4. “Share” replaced “RT.”

As Facebook and many websites offer sharing option, I think that the Twitter have decided to have the same choice. Yes, the familiar Retweet option is now replaced with Share option to share the tweet with others or adding comments before sharing. This feature is now available in Twitter iOS App.

5. “Quote Tweet” changed to “First add comment.”

Quote Tweet is the option available in Twitter App to edit the original tweet before posting. But this seems a pointless feature and nobody use it. Thus “First add comment” replaced “Quote Tweet” option now.

6. No. of tweets seen

Just like the posts in Facebook groups, Twitter is testing a new feature to show users about their tweet in the form of the count. Means, Twitter users will come to know how many people saw their shared tweets. This feature is now rolled out in iOS Twitter App.

7. New Twitter Music

Twitter is going to roll out a fresh music strategy this week, and it pulled its old music App from iTune’s store. To create a real-time chart of trendy music, this short-messaging service is looking for the partnership with three music leaders: Beats Music, Vevo and Soundcloud.

ios app with new Twitter features

If you’re an iPhone/iPad user, you can download the app with new Twitter features that were recently updated on March 26th, 2014. Twitter app for ios devices


Why Twitter constantly experiments new features? It is estimated that the user engagement was down, and overall growth of user appears to be inactive. Besides, 1 million people have registered in Twitter and then were inattentive over there.

So, Twitter has decided to go more social and often to introduce some new Twitter features. Also, to give an enhanced look and feel like its rivals, Twitter is still experimenting with some beneficial functions, and they’ll be available soon for its users.

I hope that Twitter would make the user’s photo sharing experience better with its new updates. Since some best apps for business are being used, the Twitter app with new and upcoming features will be pretty handy which would increase the user engagement.

Having complete profile & upright Twitter followers, involving meaningful discussions and using new Twitter features would help the business to grow well with it.

What do you say about the new Twitter features? Will they help its users? Let me know your views on this latest news on Twitter through your treasured comment. 


51 thoughts on “Keep Yourself Updated With New Twitter Features”

  1. Thanks Nirmala for compiling this new and latest Twitter features.Twitter seems to take FB route by introducing some of these new features . What I hate to see in this list is the removal of Hash tag which I use extensively.

  2. Hi Nirmala

    Thanks for this nice article.

    Personally I welcome all these changes except for removal of hash tags, I’m sure it will encourage even more people to use Twitter, especially non business users.

    They are probably changing look and feel as well, I see the profile page different from it used to be, which is bigger and better now.

  3. Nice coverage Nirmala. It looks like the blue bird is waking up though I think it is too late. By the time the new facilities are implemented, FB and G+ may come out with more interaction features to retain their users and not let them change loyalty.

    1. Yes Badri sir, you are right 🙂

      Due to some inactive accounts and less user engagement, I think that blue bird got wake up now. Let’s see how it works.

      Thanks for reading and commenting sir, it truly motivates me to read and write more. So, keep visiting here to leave your valuable thoughts 😛

  4. Without hashtags and @-replies Twitter will be not be same and sounds boring. And Retweet shouldn’t be changed to share.

    Few changes are required but some changes like removal of hashtags and @ replies, people might lose interest in Twitter. And I hope it doesn’t happen :).

  5. Nice and Informative Post Nirmala.
    For all the sub-heading you can use tags so that your site posts more visible on search engine instead of using bold tags and span class options.
    Whenever twitter introducing new features you can update in this post itself. No need to write a new post for that. Keep this in your mind when you adding new features of twitter.
    Have a great weekend.

  6. Thanks for giving idea about the update of the post when twitter brings some new features to it. I unaware of this option and sure, will do as you told.

    Sir, I’ve used H3 tag for all the subheading and H4 for conclusion. I didn’t bold them, please have a look at the post again 🙂

  7. I think Nirmala Twitter is going to damage his reputation by introducing some bad features. Twitter and facebook are two different entities and they don’t get compare each other. Some features are good like photo tagging, adding multiple photos etc. Twitter has a different identity due to its RT, # and @ and people love it, but now it’s going to end.
    Thank for updates

    1. When I heard these new twitter features, i felt the same like you Nikhil. Yes, as you said, Twitter is well-known for its RT, hash-tags and @ replies. How Twitter will manage without these popular features? Even am confusing with it and lets wait & see.

      Thanks for reading this post n shared your views, keep coming 🙂

  8. Nirmala, lol on the Facebook line 😉 They are mirroring the social giant, and I like it. Especially when it comes to being able to tag folks. Great post.


  9. Hello madam,

    It’s really a great post.. I really don’t know about these features..Thanks for telling us about these features.. will surly check and use these awesome features 🙂

  10. Hi Nirmala
    Frankly speaking, I am not active on Twitter nowadays. I mostly uses Facebook and Google plus for my blog. But Twitter is also great for business. Thanks for updating me about it’s feature. Happy Blogging 😀

    1. Yeah, Twitter is a great business tool and adding like-minded followers would let the business to get expand well with it.

      Thanks for reading this post and I suggest you to stay active on Twiitter.

  11. Hey Nirmala,

    I was not knowing that twitter is going to be more detailing in near future. Your post helped me to be more active and made me learn not to retweet post. I generally involved myself retweet my post.

    Thanks for letting me know its unfamiliar features. Keep writing your ideas.

    1. The new features of Twitter are yet to be rolled out in Shiwangi. These features are now available in twitter ios apps. It would be tough to use Twitter without RT, hash-tags and @- replies, let’s see how it is gonna perform.

      Thanks for leaving your opinions Shiwangi, stay tuned to read more social media updates here 🙂

  12. Thanks for sharing this update nirmala….

    Personally, I don’t like the removal of hashtags and change of RT to share. RT is something unique to Twitter which it shouldn’t let go

    1. Every business should be active on Twitter to get good online exposure. i would suggest you to use Twitter for blogging and add like-minded people to gain good credibility.

      Thanks for leaving your comment Sai Charan 🙂

    1. I am wondering that most of the people are not active on Twitter and I would say that you guys are missing something. Justretweet, Buffer, Hootsuite are some of the great tools to use with twitter to get more exposure. so I would recommend for every online business to use Twitter to get some benefits.

      Thanks for coming Sarah and glad to know that you’re gonna check the latest twitter features.

  13. Thanks for informative post Nirmala and i am using twitter for bussiness purpose and by your post i got idea about how use it now

  14. Hello Nirmala,

    Nice post twitter come with some new thing and we welcome them, all changes are good but i little bit upset because of change of retweet into share button. Thanks for sharing such a great news with us.

    1. Yeah Esha, every Twitter user get upset with the getting rid of RT and hash tag feature, let’s see what is gonna happen with the new twitter updates.

      Thanks for reading this post, keep coming 🙂

  15. Actually currently i am not using twitter but i understand the importance of it.I am planing to use it for my blog and your post has come at very appropriate time for me.Thanks for a very educative post….

  16. Hi Nirmala mam,

    Twitter is always been a hub of everyone from different fields. There were leaked images of upcoming twitter redesign, I wish they make it more open and as you mentioned the changes which are the upgrading to, it surely looks it is going to be more helpful for all of us!

    1. Yes Swetank, I too heard that Twitter is experimenting its design. It is trying to improve the engagement of users and let’s wait and watch whether the latest updates will be helpful or not.

      Keep coming here 🙂

  17. Nithin Upendran


    Well I’m also on the list of persons who are unaware of these amazing features of twitter and I’ll surely check it out.


  18. Hi, Nirmala Mam!
    Nice & helpful post mam . I have more then 500 followers on twitter but i am not active on twitter because mostly friends are active on Facebook. but mam now going to start paying with twitter because as you have said twitter is mini Facebook you are right .

    Thanks 🙂

  19. Well said Nirmala,
    But I think without hashtags, twitter will not be the same as it is right now, it will become boring.
    Thank you.

  20. Hi Madam,

    Thanks for sharing this latest news with us. Twitter is soon going to have Facebook like cover photo and tweets in larger fonts.

    I heard that new users will get these new features straight away while already registered users need to wait for some time to see this update.

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