Friday, May 29, 2015

Quoted Tweets Will Display Properly with Third-Party Apps

Twitter is has quickly climbed up the social media totem pole, and with ease. Gone are the days of strictly posting to Facebook and waiting for your 15 likes to pop up on your status. Twitter is now one of the three top dogs of social media, right next to Facebook and Instagram. With Twitter becoming such a huge trend now, many businesses and users alike have looked into the best way to utilize their 140 character limit. Hashtags are arguably the most "logical" way to promote yourself, but what about quoting tweets? You just have to worry about losing some of your precious character count... right?

Not necessarily anymore. You no longer have to worry about Twitter tossing quotation marks around all willy-nilly. Now, when you quote a tweet it does what it probably should have done since Twitter has been around: embed the tweet. Whether you have a video or simply an image, when you quote a tweet now it's a much easier and more fulfilling process.

Both businesses and average users alike know how important that 140 character space can be, so when you're able to capitalize on that, it tends to make life a bit easier.

There were some devices out there (cough-Android-cough) that have trouble even loading the Twitter application. With it being as buggy as it was, more than likely due to the fault of updates, the third-party apps started popping up. To be quite honest, some of the third-party apps out there operated better than the actual social media app itself. For small fees, you could download third party apps such as Falcon Pro, Plume for Twitter, and Tweedle, just to name a few. These apps came with widgets and operated much more smoothly than the official app.

Now, even with the addition of third-party apps out there making it easier for you to take full advantage of Twitter's newsfeed, trending topics, and proverbial clown car of hashtags, they're not without flaws. For example, that darn "quote tweet" update didn't register to the third party apps.

A recent development involving Twitter's updates just gave the third-party apps a bone though. With the recent update, your third-party apps like Falcon Pro and Tweetdeck will display quoted tweets the proper way, via the update. Now, it's important to note that the update only allows for the apps to DISPLAY the quoted tweets properly. The new update doesn't actually ALLOW you to quote tweets and have them function the way they would had you quoted via Twitter. You'll still be seeing those quotation marks pop up if you're using the off-brand applications.

That being said, there are talks that we should be seeing an update that will give the third-party apps the ability to quote tweets the way that Twitter does. How soon that update is coming, we're unsure.

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If you're using the third-party apps, then make sure you're concise about your witty commentary when quoting tweets. You're going to need to cut some corners with those Twitter "quotes".

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