The Twitter UK Blog

Keeping you connected to everything from Twitter in the UK.

#ThisHappened 2016

From news and entertainment to sports and politics, if it happened anywhere in 2016, it happened on Twitter. Over 11,000 athletes from across the globe competed at #Rio2016. Elections and political movements played out in real time. And thousands of people stopped traffic every day for weeks while searching for Zubats

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Speed up customer service with quick replies & welcome messages in Direct Messages

We’re excited to announce two new features to create better conversational experiences between businesses and people on Twitter. Quick replies and welcome messages in Direct Messages make it easier for businesses to guide people to better outcomes through a combination of simple automation and human service.

These features are designed to help businesses create rich, responsive, full-service experiences that directly advance the work of customer service teams and open up new possibilities for how people engage with businesses on Twitter.

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Best independent shops on Twitter revealed

Britain’s best independent shops have been revealed today by being shortlisted in the third annual Great British High Street competition.

The Artery in Banbury has been named alongside Fleetwood Beach Kiosk in Lancashire and Heart Gallery in Hebden Bridge as the top three in the digital category for the most social media savvy independent shop.

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The inspiring words of Colonel Chris Hadfield

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Astronaut Chris Hadfield swung by our office and explained how Twitter has revolutionized the way he communicates — both on earth and throughout the galaxy.

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Introducing Periscope Producer

Twitter today unveiled Periscope Producer, a new way for brands, media organizations and other live video creators to share high-quality, produced live video on Periscope and Twitter. By broadcasting live video with Periscope Producer, Twitter partners can broadcast higher-quality content through external cameras and software and support the engagement elements found on Periscope and Twitter with minimal setup.

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Discover new tunes with Deezer + Twitter

Music streaming service Deezer has teamed up with Twitter as the latest partner for music streaming and discovery through Twitter Audio Cards.

With a single tap, the Twitter Audio Card lets you discover and listen to audio directly in your timeline. It works on mobile with both iOS and Android devices, so you can tune in on the go wherever you are.

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Join the #Paralympics conversation on Twitter

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The 2016 #Paralympics are happening now on Twitter. Here’s how to ensure you don’t miss a moment..

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Launching Twitter Media Studio

Manage your Twitter video with the new Media Studio

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#Rio2016 on Twitter

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As we bid farewell to the 2016 #Olympics, we wanted to take a look back at how the event performed live on Twitter. Throughout the #Rio2016 Games, fans around the world turned to Twitter to cheer for thrilling victories, engage with athletes, see highlights, and share in the live experience.

Here’s a summary of how it all unfolded, both globally and for @TeamGB..

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#BestGBTwitterShop

We’ve joined forced with The Great British High Street to determine the #BestGBTwitterShop

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