Twitter Patches Security Hole, Introduces Two Cool New Features To #NewTwitter

Twitter was taken by storm earlier today due to a XSS exploit that spread like wildfire on the micro-sharing network. The company issued a statement a short while ago, saying the security flaw was identified and promptly patched.

Now that Twitter says it’s safe to return to the #NewTwitter (I finally got it this morning), check this out: the web app now comes with two new features, namely reply-to-all and auto-complete of usernames.

Those are two out of ten suggestions recently made by blogger Hillel Fuld; Twitter developer Dustin Diaz responded in the comments of his post and told him to expect some of his beefs addressed shortly.

Looks like he wasn’t kidding.

Reply to all

Now, if you hit the reply button on a tweet that contains more than one username, all of them will be listed in the response box (you can of course choose to delete). There’s no separate option to reply only to the publisher of the tweet, though, which might irk some users.


This was most certainly lacking. Now, when you wish to tweet someone, you can simply start of with the ‘@’ sign and type the first letters of his or her name. I tested it, and auto-complete suggestions always popped up, but oddly it fails to recognize a lot of people, even though I follow them and they follow me.

Either way, two cool new features if there’s still room for improvement.

What do you think the #NewTwitter lacks that you’d like to see implemented next?

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