What's New With TwitterGadget

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April 16th, 2012: Fully themeable gadget via 'colors' tab on 'Advanced Options' Page.

Previously, only the background and font colors within the timeline itself could be themed by assigning your own color settings. Now, when selecting a predefined theme, or choosing your own custom settings, you can also control the tab colors (default, alert, & selected tabs), gadget background color, and notification bar colors as well. Make TwitterGadget fully integrate into the theme of your desktop, iGoogle page, etc!

April 16th, 2012: Revamped 'Advanced Options' page.

Completely re-designed the 'Advanced Options'page, organized by 'tabbed' options, for various settings and features, for a much cleaner and more inuitive look.

September 19th, 2011: Tweet filtering (demo)

Specify keywords, phrases, hashtags, etc, that when present in a tweet, causes the tweet(s) to be filtered from your timeline. Configure your filter keys via the 'Keyword Filters' link after clicking the drop-down arrow to the bottom right of the tweet input box.

September 19th, 2011: Sponsored tweets via 140Proof.com (more...)

In order to support TwitterGadget's continued growth and development, we will be including custom tailored tweets, targeted to invdividual users location and tweet history, via the 140proof.com network.

September 1st, 2011: Extended inline media preview support

Now when hovering certain known media URLs in your timeline, in addition to seeing a preview for trunc.it links (our in house service), you will also see image previews for: Twitpic, Img.ly, Yfrog, Moby.to, Twitgoo, Lockerz, Instagr.am, Twitter, and pikchur, and video previews for Youtube, Sweet!

June 28th, 2011: Geotag your tweets from "Location Aware" browsers.

Via the "Advanced Options" menu, you can now enable the 'Twitter Location' feature for geotagging tweets submitted via TwitterGadget. This feature requires a browser that supports "location aware" browsing, such as Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Opera. To enable geotagging of tweets from within TwitterGadget, you must first enable the "Tweet Location" option within your account directly at Twitter.com.

June 27th, 2011: Reauthorize flow for retaining access to Direct Messages content.

Implemented change to login flow based on Twitter's modification to permissions for Direct Message access. This change requires an update to our stored permission tokens, requiring TwitterGadget users to re-authenticate our service through Twitter.com. More here.

June 20th, 2011: Retweets Tab.

Via the "Advanced Options" menu, you can now add/remove a "Retweets" tab, for viewing & deleting tweets you've retweeted, viewing tweets your friends have retweeted, or viewing tweets of yours that have been retweeted by others.

June 20th, 2011: Replies tab renamed to Mentions.

For consistency with the Twitter interface, we've reneamed the Replies tab to Mentions.

June 15th, 2011: Direct message tab modification.

When clicking the 'Directs' tab, you can now switch beween viewing Sent OR Received direct messages.

June 13th, 2011: Set default start tab (view)

Via the "Advanced Options" menu, you can set the default start tab for twittergadget to either "Home", "Replies", "Searches", or "Lists".

June 13th, 2011: Permanently hide top header

Via keyboard shortcut "alt+w", you can permantely hide the display of the top header bar which displays your screen name and various buttons. The header will stay hidden until it is toggled back on using the same keyboard shortcut.

June 2nd, 2011: User Mute Controls (demo)

Temporarily remove a friend or friends from your timeline without having to unfollow them by "muting" their account. While the mute is active, any tweets or retweets initiated by the muted user(s) will be automatically removed from your timeline (home, replies, directs, lists), with the filter count displayed via a yellow indicator bar at the top of the timeline.

May 27th, 2011: Trending Topics Locale (demo)

Via the 'Advanced Options' menu, you can now define the locale to use when viewing 'Trending Topics'.

September 13th, 2010: Conversation Threads

View the tweet exchange between you and other users by clicking the 'in reply to' username link in the tagline of the applicable tweet. To "play nice" with the Twitter API, we will show a maximum of 5 replies in the exchange. You can click the bottom-most 'in reply to' link in the exchange to load an additional 5 tweets, and so on. Please be cognizant of the frequency / amount of times you use, as you can easily reach your hourly rate-limit set by Twitter when using this feature.

September 9th, 2010: Retweet Display Format & Behavior

Option to view retweets in native format (new style), where person being retweeted is injected into your timeline, or old style 'RT @username: message', where you see the tweet as "forwarded" from the person you follow. Also, when you wish to retweet, you will be prompted, by default, to select which retweet style you wish to use, or, you can set a default option to always use.

September 9th, 2010: Reply All Option

When clicking the username at the beginning of a particular tweet to @reply, if the tweet contains multiple @usernames, you will be prompted to reply to the author of the tweet only, or to all usernames referenced in the tweet (reply all).

September 4th, 2010: Dedicated Search Box

While the tweet input box will continue to double as a search box, by typing your query followed by keyboard shortcut 'ctrl+q', when selecting the 'search tab' (if enabled via the tabs option), or conducting a search of any form (hashtag click, timeline highlight, user lookup, trending topics click, saved searches click, etc), a search box will appear. You can also toggle the search box open/close from any tab via keyboard shortcut 'alt+i', or by clicking the 'search' icon, displayed as a magnifying glass, in the top taskbar.

September 3rd, 2010: Phase II: Lists Support

Unsubscribe from existing lists, delete personal lists, lookup lists generated by any user, and preview, subscribe, and unsubscribe accordingly.

August 30th, 2010: New Tweet Tab Notification (color change)

When a new tweet/message arrives for your 'Home', 'Replies', or 'Directs' timeline, the applicable tab(s) will change color to yellow, if the tab is not currently being viewed, in order to signify a new message awaits. You no longer have to periodically click from tab to tab to see if a new message / tweet has arrived. Never miss another tweet! More >>

August 30th, 2010: Add / Remove Select Tabs From Your Screen

To increase accessibility of commonly used features, you can now elect to add (or remove) tabs from your default TwitterGadget installation, including tabs for 'Favorites', 'Everyone', 'Saved Searches', and 'Twitter Lists'. More >>

August 18th, 2010: TwitterGadget Accounts

Can't use the 'sign in with Twitter' button? Create a TwitterGadget account for access where the Twitter domain may be blocked. More >>

August 11th, 2010: Upload Tweets Exceeding 140 Characters

If a tweet exceeds 140 characters, you can now either attempt to shrink the tweet using text message syntax, or, upload the tweet in its entirety to TwitterGadget's trunc.it service, and insert a link back in the original truncated tweet. Video demo.

August 11th, 2010: OAuth Authentication for More Secure Login

TwitterGadget has converted to the Twitter mandated OAuth authentication for logging in to third-party applications. More >>
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