Social Media Expert Discusses Twitter’s Latest Updates

Synopsis of Episode

Recently, I appeared on the Talk Show for Social Media Examiner. In case you haven’t heard of it, it’s a weekly live video show where they interview industry insiders to discuss breaking developments in the world of social media. Since Social Media Examiner considers me their Twitter expert, I’m often asked to weigh in on breaking news stories.

Some Highlights from the Episode

The latest and greatest in Twitter innovation is discussed in this episode. So, here’s the lowdown:

1. To Get Insights From Conversations When Working in the Media Industry (Available Now)

To begin, please read my blog post about Twitter’s Media Studio if you haven’t already. Many individuals either don’t know about this resource or don’t use it to its full potential. 

In addition, Conversation Insights, a new feature on the Media Studio’s Publisher Insights tab, is quite neat. If you’re a creator, this is a great way to make sure you don’t miss any important tweets beyond the ones triggered by mentions and hashtags. As a result, you may monitor for any references of your company. It will also assist you in providing exceptional customer service.

The main benefit is that it will be integrated into your existing Twitter profile. If you discover Conversation Insights to be adequate for your needs, you won’t need to use any other social listening solutions. Having everything you need without leaving Twitter is a major perk.

2. Topics to Follow on Twitter (Available Now)

How to go there from your Twitter desktop is shown in the previous tweet. When you go to the “More” tab, you’ll notice the “Topics” option appear. Read it through and see if there’s room to add your own passions. Afterwards, your home timeline will automatically start displaying a stream of tweets related to your preferred topics, making it simple to keep up-to-date.

3. Trying to distance oneself from a debate (Coming in 2020)

Tagging someone in a tweet discussion when they aren’t interested in participating is annoying at best and downright annoying when it causes your alerts to go off the charts. You can silence a chat, but sometimes that’s not enough.

4. Disable Individual may find of Some of those Tweets (Coming in 2020)

Retweeting is awesome most of the time. Who wouldn’t desire a surefire method for your tweets to get more attention? Yet, there are a few scenarios where you probably don’t want a tweet to be retweeted.

5. Prevent Unwanted References to Your Name and Likeness (Coming in 2020)

When it comes to personal security, there is a brand new Twitter function that will come in very handy. You may put a stop to bullying and harassment on the internet by disabling the @mention feature. This allows you to swiftly put a stop to any unfavourable mentions if an online troll should suddenly appear.

6. Drop a specific reference out of dialogue (Coming in 2020)

Eventually, Twitter may also allow you to exclude a specific person from a thread you’ve created. If someone you’ve tagged in a tweet decides they no longer want to be part of the conversation, or if you accidentally named the wrong person, you may untag them without losing the thread.

7. Send a Tweet to Those That Are Into This Topic, Follow This Account, etc (Coming in 2020)

You know how Facebook posts may be made public, visible only to friends, or visible just to a small subset of your friends (say, your inner circle)? In any case, Twitter has never been so restrictive in the past. There were two options for tweet visibility: public and private. Never before has there been a middle ground. But, this will soon alter due to one of Twitter’s new features.

You might target a certain set of people with a tweet by directing it to them based on their hashtag activity, their interests, or their friend list. It will provide you the freedom to have more specific talks and, maybe, the anonymity you’ve been lacking.

8. A tick might be used to identify bots

Many Twitter accounts are likely automated. Some of them are helpful and share informational tweets, but this is not true of all of them. One of Twitter’s new features may help you tell the difference between an account managed by a machine and one controlled by a human.

But I also think this may be good for Twitter as a whole since it encourages openness. Despite the fact that some bot accounts include the term “Bot” in their usernames, having the checkmark would definitively establish which accounts are bots.

9. You may now respond to direct messages with emoji! (in Testing)

Is Twitter trying to emulate Facebook’s success? Use of emoji replies in DMs is presently being tested. Even though it’s a small change, I think it’s a fantastic way to save time and show appreciation for direct messages by responding to them automatically rather than writing anything at all. For those who often get direct messages (DMs), this will be quite helpful.

10. While replying on Twitter, you should be able to quickly switch between accounts (in Testing)

This is fantastic news for social media managers. Ability to move between Twitter accounts whilst replying is another new feature that is presently under development. As a result, if you’re replying from the wrong account and notice it halfway through, you may quickly switch to the correct one. As you might expect, TweetDeck makes it easy to do just that. It would appear that Twitter is taking some cues from this source.