Good news! Twitter users to get WhatsApp share button SOON; this is how you benefit | Tech News

Good news! Twitter users to get WhatsApp share button SOON; this is how you benefit

You will soon find the WhatsApp share button on Twitter to share tweets quickly. Here’s how it will work.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Sep 09 2022, 14:57 IST
TWACKED: Celebrities hacked on Twitter
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1/11 While celebrities have found a great way to connect with fans on Twitter, their online presence has also made them a vulnerable target for hackers across the globe. Here's look at celebrities who've fallen prey to hacking.
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2/11 Filmmaker Karan Johar's Twitter account was hacked recently. Instead of posting a public tweet, the imposter sent out direct messages to people. The director warned people that 'something weird was happening to his Twitter account'.
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3/11 Lil Wayne's Twitter page was illegally accessed by hackers who tweeted a series of rude messages to his celebrity pals like 50 Cent, Soulja Boy and The Game.
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4/11 Selena Gomez's Twitter and Facebook fans woke up to an uncharacteristic post about her boyfriend Justin Bieber. The venomous post screamed 'Oh yeah, JUSTIN BIEBER SUCKS!!!!!!!'.
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5/11 Kim Kardashian went into a panic mode when her Twitter account was hacked by internet pranksters. On discovering the fake tweets posted by an imposter, the socialite appealed to bosses of the site to help restore the security on her account.
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6/11 Britney Spears has faced more hacking troubles than any celeb. While the first time it was a death hoax saying, 'Britney has passed today', a few months later her whole Twitter page was taken over by hackers who replaced the background with Illuminati wallpaper and tweeted saying, 'I give myself to Lucifer every day for it to arrive as quickly as possible. Glory to Satan!'
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7/11 Hackers targeted Lady Gaga's Twitter and Facebook accounts in a high-profile scam where they posted a misleading message saying, 'Monsters, I'm giving away FREE iPad2's to each one of you in the spirit of the holidays :) Go to bit.ly/s5MTqM to receive one!'. The link directed the fans to a spam page where they were asked to submit personal details.
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8/11 How I Met Your Mother actor Jason Segel's fell prey to hackers twice. The imposter posted a third party link on Segel's Twitetr page saying, 'Are you serious about starting your own business in 2012? You have to check this out'.
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9/11 Music band No Doubt's Twitter account was hacked recently. The imposter posted tweets endorsing candidate Ron Paul. One tweet said, 'Today We Officially Endorse Ron Paul 2012 Donate to him here #ronpaulrevolution' with a link to donate.
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10/11 Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt's fell prey to hacking last year, when the hacker sent out abusive tweets from the directors' Twitter account to celebs like Kamaal Khan, Poonam Pandey and Sunny Leone. The tweet said, '@kamaalrkhan @SunnyLeone @iPoonampandey #AapC******Hain'
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11/11 Nicole Scherzinger might not be a Ron Paul supporter, but hackers of her Twitter account tweeted out support for him, 'For the first time ever a politician isn't lying to us. WAKE UP AMERICA! Ron Paul 2012 I Love this Guy #RonPaulRevolution.' The singer deleted the tweet soon after realizing that her account has been hacked.
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Twitter India announced that they are testing a WhatsApp share button. (REUTERS)

Twitter users need to follow a few steps to share specific tweets with their contacts through the share button. It opens up a tray of apps that allows users to share the tweet link via Gmail, WhatsApp, Instagram, or any other application available on your phone. But now, Twitter is testing a new feature to share your tweets quickly with just a tap to your contacts - it is the WhatsApp share button. Twitter users will be able to share tweets with their contacts and groups on WhatsApp by just tapping on the new button. However, this will be for Android users only.

Twitter India confirmed via Tweet, "some of you might see a WhatsApp Share icon and if you do, let us know what you think." In another post, Twitter India agrees that Twitter is testing the WhatsApp Share icon. Techcrunch informed that a WhatsApp share button will replace the currently available share button under every tweet. Right now, it offers different options such as bookmarking, sending via Direct Message, copy link to Tweet and optio to share to other social media platforms. The new WhatsApp icon will just replace the share icon without changing its functionality.

However, it is not surprising while looking at the popularity of the instant messaging application WhatsApp in India. Currently, the app has more than 400 million users in India, which is widely used for text, sharing photos and videos, video calling and much more. Through the new WhatsApp sharing button, Twitter is trying to expand its reach to WhatsApp. Also, Twitter is not the first social network to bring the “share to WhatsApp” button in India. Earlier, ShareChat had introduced a similar button to make the sharing easy.

“Starting today, we are rolling out a new experiment exclusively in India – an important market for us. We are replacing the share icon on Tweets with the WhatsApp icon for the majority of people who use Twitter on Android in the country, so sharing their favorite or noteworthy Tweets is easy even beyond Twitter, making the experience more open, accessible, and holistic for them,” TechCrunch quoted Shirish Andhare, director and product head, Twitter India as saying

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First Published Date: 09 Sep, 14:57 IST
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