"Lights Out" mode has been tested with a limited amount of users for a while now but today it has been released with the alpha version of Twitter for Android. And it means that you can easily try it out!

Comments about elections and politics, in general, on Twitter are an everyday thing, with shared Tweets that show someone's support for a party with the mass public or either describing their humble views. Recently, Twitter representatives have decided to tighten the possibility of even remote manipulation or any kind of interference with ongoing elections like the ones already running in India and the EU. Thus, the built-in post reporting tools have gained new options to help with tackling those types of publications shared on the platform.

Types of content in violation

  • Wrong or misleading information about the ways to vote. For example, if a person says that you can vote by a tweet, SMS, email, a phone call, etc.
  • Misleading information in regards to the identification data required for voting, and more.
  • False statements about the official time and date of an election.

How to report a misleading Tweet

  1. Open the Twitter app for Android
  2. Hit the arrow button at the top-right side of the post you would like to report to open the drop-down menu.
  3. Tap on the 'Report Tweet' button.
  4. Choose "it’s misleading about voting" as a reason.
  5. Select the option that best tells how the Tweet you are reporting is misleading in regards to voting.
  6. Finally, submit your report.

This more straightened approach for handling Tweets that contain wrong information about elections is now fully operational in all of the supported regions, e.g. India and the EU. You may take advantage of the 'Report' button if you notice a Tweet alike.

Source: Twitter's Blog

After the twittr app debut at the beginning of this week, there is now a new Twitter update available on the Play Store. This one, in particular, comes with a completely renewed in-app camera interface and new ways to access it. Here is the proper changelog for this version with build number 7.86.0 stable, and later on we will go through our detailed feature walkthrough.


We gave our camera an upgrade! Swipe left from your timeline or tap the camera icon in the Tweet composer to share photos, videos, or a live stream with your followers.

Twitter has indeed launched a new mobile app, where they call it "a prototype," specially made for testing upcoming features and changes. More importantly, with the initial build, they are focusing on making conversations easier to read and interact, thus, the most noticeable difference of twttr from the current Twitter app is the totally new threaded interface for replies.

To begin with, Twitter has added "a different format for replies, where conversations themselves have a more rounded chat-like shape and are indented so they’re easier to follow." The other thing that sets the new app apart are the color-coded replies letting you better distinguish replies from the original poster and other users.

Furthermore, to keep you focused on the replies, they have hidden stats like number of favorites and retweets, including sharing options altogether, just so to simplify reading through long threads even more. Very promising!

After the scandal with Instagram's shift from a fully chronological to a machine learning-driven way of displaying posts in the feed, there were left out lots of unsatisfied and confused users. Happily enough, they got up and released a fix last year, sort of, cleaning up that non-intentionally created mess. At least most of the time publications on Instagram are now mainly ordered by date.

Twitter is indeed one of the most popular social networks. Its Android app is what we are here for, which has a beta and an alpha program for testing.

This time we are going to cover the topic "How to join Twitter beta" because the alpha program is full. Then, let's get started. Please keep in mind that beta program is not available in all countries.

  1. Head into the Twitter beta page on TestingCatalog.
  2. Scroll down a bit and select "📲 Beta test on Google Play".
  3. You will get redirected to the 'Android app testing for Twitter', where you will need to tap on the blue-colored 'BECOME A TESTER' option.
  4. Now you can go ahead and install/update to the beta.

The alpha builds for Twitter are being uploaded to APKMirror.com and they are 100% safe. You can get them from this link and if you want to get notified whether there is an update, you can enable Pushbullet notifications too. Keep in mind that these builds may misbehave or have broken features, so be cautious.

Joining the alpha is also a pretty straightforward process. Just remember that, currently, the program is full.

  1. Join the Twitter for Android Experiments group in Google Groups.
  2. Read carefully the terms and conditions and proceed to the next step, which is joining the Twitter Experiment Program.

This is it. If you have any questions, be sure to drop them down in the comments section below.