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Twitter Tests ‘Labels’ To Encourage Transparency on Twitter

On its beta test app "Twttr", the micro-blogging site is also testing a colour-coded version of "Labels" that highlights responses from the original tweeter and responses where a user is mentioned.

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In order to curb the spread of fake and abusive content with untraceable origins on its platform, earlier in January, Twitter confirmed that it has begun testing an "Original Tweeter" tag. Pixabay

Micro-blogging site Twitter is extending the test of its much-awaited “Labels” feature beyond its “Twttr” beta test app to the main platform.

The “Labels” feature would tag every person replying on a tweet thread to elevate the existing level of transparency on Twitter.

“We want it to be easy to follow and join conversations on Twitter. We’re testing out ‘Labels’ on replies: Author, Mentioned and Following,” Twitter announced on Thursday.

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Just days ahead of the general elections in India, the expansion of the test “Labels” feature on the app could help the cyber cell and other law enforcement authorities to nab hateful, abusive and fake news spread on the app. P

On its beta test app “Twttr”, the micro-blogging site is also testing a colour-coded version of “Labels” that highlights responses from the original tweeter and responses where a user is mentioned.

Twitter has the usage data collected by various feedback reports leading to this test, Social Media Today reported.

Information about which variation of the feature would finally roll out and by when remains undisclosed.

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Twitter has the usage data collected by various feedback reports leading to this test, Social Media Today reported. 
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Just days ahead of the general elections in India, the expansion of the test “Labels” feature on the app could help the cyber cell and other law enforcement authorities to nab hateful, abusive and fake news spread on the app.

In order to curb the spread of fake and abusive content with untraceable origins on its platform, earlier in January, Twitter confirmed that it has begun testing an “Original Tweeter” tag. (IANS)

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Microblogging Site Twitter Updates Android App After Users Report Glitch

Those users who have not installed version 8.28 can visit the Play Store listing and tap the overflow menu in the top-right corner to uncheck "Enable auto-update."

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Hours after Android users reported glitches while logging into Twitter after it crashed on Wednesday, the micro blogging site rolled out an update on the Google Play Store.

Earlier in the day, the firm had acknowledged the issue and said it had started fixing it.

“We are investigating a problem with the latest version of our Android app that causes it to crash immediately once it is opened. If you use Twitter for Android, we suggest not updating it until we let you know it’s fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience!” the micro blogging site tweeted.

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The glitch happened apparently due to the roll out of an update to its first-party app bringing it to version 8.28.

The update caused the app to immediately crash upon launch on Android.

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Those who have already installed the update and are not able to use Twitter, could go to the app’s info page and clear data and storage to get it working again.

Those users who have not installed version 8.28 can visit the Play Store listing and tap the overflow menu in the top-right corner to uncheck “Enable auto-update.” (IANS)