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There’s finally an easy way to see ‘Retweets with Comments’ on Twitter

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Jack Dorsey might be spending his quarantine going rogue on Periscope, but Twitter’s product team is still on the ball.

On Tuesday, Twitter announced a handy new feature for iOS users. In the latest version of the Apple Twitter app, there’s now an easy way to see both retweets and “Retweets With Comments.”

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Don’t miss the Tweets about your Tweet.

Now on iOS, you can see Retweets with comments all in one place.9,8639:44 PM – May 12, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy4,025 people are talking about this

A “Retweet With Comment” is the new(ish) version of a “quote tweet,” in which a user re-shares someone else’s tweet but adds a comment of their own. It’s a popular way to iterate and answer memes or viral questions because it starts a new thread, rather than just adding to (and getting lost in) the original tweet’s comments.

Now, all users have to do to see the RTs with comments is click on the original tweet, then click the number of retweets below the content. That will open a new screen, which shows the number and list of regular retweet as well as the number and list of comment RTs. 

Here’s an example of the Retweets with comments vs. tweets without comments on a gif that I may or may not have retweeted about “missing the homies.”

Who doesn't miss the homies TBH.
Who doesn’t miss the homies TBH.

Previously, there was no good way to see all the RTs with comments in one place. You could search the content of a tweet, and that would likely bring up the popular RTs with comments. Or if someone decided to add a comment to one of your tweets, it would show up in your mentions if they tagged you. Now there’s no need to go on a somewhat egotistical hunt to see who’s talking about your tweets.

The new feature is only for the iOS version of the app right now. Mashable has reached out to Twitter to ask when the product might be coming to the Android app and browser, and will update this story when and if we hear more. 

UPDATE: May 12, 2020, 8:20 p.m. EDT A Twitter product representative shared that Twitter is “working to bring this to people on Android,” but did not specify timing any further.

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Source: https://mashable.com/article/twitter-retweets-with-comments-button/

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Classic Hangouts to Google Chat migration starts in earnest for G Suite

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Last August, Google delayed the classic Hangouts transition for G Suite customers into this year. Starting today, admins can migrate their users to Google Chat in earnest and get access to Gmail integration.

For the past year, Google has been testing the transition within an Accelerated Transition Program. Anyone can now use Chat in Gmail if their G Suite admins select the “Chat preferred” preference.

The Chat preferred setting allows you to migrate all of your users at once for the most effective and seamless transition. If some people use classic Hangouts and others use Chat, it can lead to missed messages and become burdensome for admins. And if you have a remote or distributed workforce, unifying your users onto a single chat network can help everyone communicate successfully.

As the setting implies, Google Chat will “become the default chat application for your organization.” This will disable the classic Hangouts applications for Android and iOS, though hangouts.google.com will remain available. Users are advised to use the Chat mobile apps and chat.google.com, which is now a PWA. Google will also offer a classic Hangouts bot to notify users of unread group messages.

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Hangouts Chat for Gmail

Meanwhile, classic Hangouts in the bottom-left corner of Gmail on the web will also be replaced. Google Chat 1:1 and group direct messages will appear instead, along with full-screen rooms. Other features include bot integrations, forward to inbox, emoji reactions, and message edit/delete.

This “Chat preferred” is rolling out now to Admin console and available for all G Suite users. For Google, this marks Phase 3 of the classic Hangouts deprecation timeline. The final step — where classic Hangouts is disabled entirely — will see all enterprise users “upgraded” in “late 2020.”

Source: https://9to5google.com/2020/06/02/classic-hangouts-google-chat/

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Motorola Razr 2 to come with bigger displays

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The second-gen Motorola Razr is expected to arrive in September and while Motorola hasn’t revealed any details about the Razr 2 (unofficial name) yet, new information coming our way reveals the foldable smartphone will sport displays bigger than its predecessor’s.

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Motorola Razr 2019

 
Motorola Razr 2019

According to Display Supply Chain Consultants’ (DSCC) CEO Ross Young, the Razr 2 will come with a 6.7″ main display, which is 0.5″ larger than the current Razr. Young claims that the secondary external screen on the Razr 2 will also have a larger diagonal, but doesn’t reveal the exact size.

The current Razr comes with a 2.7″ secondary display, and Motorola will be looking to maximize the available area on the cover better this time around.

The Motorola Razr 2 screen size will increase to the same size as the Galaxy Z Flip, 6.7”. The front display will also increase in size.— Ross Young (@DSCCRoss) June 3, 2020

The Motorola Razr doesn’t support 5G, but rumors have it that Razr 2 will support the next-gen networks – thanks to the Snapdragon 765 SoC at the helm.

Other rumored specs include 8GB RAM, 256GB storage, Android 10, 48MP main camera, and 20MP selfie camera.

Source: https://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_razr_2_bigger_displays-news-43575.php

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Remember plus codes? Google’s now making them easier to use

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Google Maps is now making it a lot easier to use a feature it gained nearly half a decade ago.

Instead of explaining to friends and couriers where your house is located, you can use a plus code.

The plus code replaces confusing long form addresses by marking an exact spot on a map. It consists of a few letters, possibly numbers too, and, well, a plus symbol.

Google Maps users could find plus codes for places or interests, restaurants and other landmarks in their descriptions within the app. Now users can find the plus code for this own address by finding their place of residence, dropping a pin, tapping on the blue dot, and viewing the code in the respective pop-up.

This options is also available when sharing addresses across apps in Android.

For those who can’t access Google Maps, the plus code is also searchable in Google, making it a nifty and compact alternative to full addresses.

Source; https://memeburn.com/2020/05/google-maps-plus-code/

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