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Twitter will make it harder to retweet before the U.S. election

This change will last till the end end of the 2020 U.S. general elections. What you need to know Twitter is making a change to how retweets work because of the U.S elections. The retweet button will now turn into a quote tweet button by default. This change will last until the end of the current election season. In 2016, U.S. tech companies were criticized for allowing the spread of misinformation on their platforms. Now, they're swinging hard in the other direction with new initiatives aimed at stomping down misinformation before it spreads. Twitter this week announced a change it would be rolling out worldwide in service of the U.S. presidential elections. Until the elections are over, it would make retweeting a smidge harder. Currently, there are two ways to retweet: a regular retweet, and a quote tweet where you retweet with a little comment of yours added on top. Previously, you could choose whether to retweet or quote tweet. Now, Twitter will automatically defau

Twitter Rolls Out New 'Share Tweet' Menu in iOS App

Twitter has rolled out a new Share Tweet pop-up menu in its official iOS app after it began testing the feature with some users last month. The new-look sharing menu gives users quick access to Twitter contacts that were recently used in Direct Messages, as well as shortcuts to apps such as Messages, WhatsApp, and Gmail. The native iOS Activity view (formerly called the Share Sheet) can still be accessed using the "Share via..." option at the end of the row of options in the Share Tweet menu, or users can long press the Action button in Twitter to bring up the Activity view directly. The new Share Tweet definitely offers a more compact set of options than the native iOS Activity view, but users who have customized their Action extensions will note that it doesn't provide the same customization options as the latter, and it doesn't include AirDrop links either. To access the new Share Tweet menu, make sure you've updated to version 8.37 of the official Tw

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