Twitterfall Feature Page

Qrait Integration

February 2011

You can curate tweets on Qrait right from your Twitterfall by selecting 'Qrait' in the radial menu.

Twitlonger Support

February 2011

If you try and tweet longer than 140 characters, Twitterfall asks if you want to use Twitlonger, which truncates your tweet and appends a URL to the Twitlonger page containing your full tweet.

Excluding Services

June 2010

Some services are a bit spammy. By adding an exclusion like 'service:badservice' to your Exclusions list, you can filter tweets from that service out of your Twitterfall.

Link Expander

February 2009

If you hover over link that's been URL shortened. Twitterfall will automatically expand the link, so you don't have to be worried about where the link will take you.

Trend Information

February 2009

Twitterfall allows you to find out information about the current trending topics. By hovering over a trend and then clicking the information icon, you can see the details provided by WhatTheTrend.

Conversation Viewing

May 2009

Twitterfall allows you to see how a conversation between people has transpired. If the conversation icons appears on a tweet, you can click it and the previous tweets in the conversation will appear below.

Panel Collapsing

January 2009

Twitterfall allows you to hide the panels you don't want to see information from. By clicking the header for a panel, it'll slide up to save space.

User Details

February 2009

Twitterfall allows you to see the key details about a user. By hovering over a user's name, a tooltip will appear showing you the main profile details for that user.

Picture Preview

February 2009

Twitterfall allows you to see a preview of images from several of the popular Twitter image services. By hovering over a picture's URL, a tooltip will appear showing you a small preview of that image.

Excluding Terms

July 2009

Twitterfall allows you to exclude terms from any future tweets. If you find that a user is using a specific term to spam, then you can block that term.

Excluding Users

July 2009

Twitterfall allows you to block a specific user from search terms and any tweets that would appear in your Twitterfall. Enter their username into the exclusions box preceded by "from:".

Title Updates

July 2009

Twitterfall will update you on what's going on even when you're not looking at the page. The document title will reflect any tweets that may have fallen while you were looking at a different page.

Speed Setting

January 2009

Twitterfall allows you to change the speed at which tweets fall on the page. This is located in the settings panel on the right hand side.

Fall Size Setting

February 2009

Twitterfall allows you to change the size of the 'fall. This means that you can have lots of tweets giving you a chance to scroll through a backlog.

Language Setting

February 2009

Twitterfall allows you to change the language used for searches and for tweets appearing in the Twitterfall. This means you can be sure to only get updates in the language you want.

Retweet Setting

February 2009

Twitterfall allows you to show or hide retweets depending on how you feel. By changing the setting you can decide to hide retweets if they're just getting in the way of what you want to see or show them if you want to see what people are sharing.

Text Size Setting

February 2009

Twitterfall allows you to change the text size of the tweets themselves. This means that the layout stays intact and you can make it easier to read any of your favourite tweets.

Full Width Mode

February 2010

Want to use Twitterfall on the side of your monitor? Full Width Mode allows you to use the entire browser to see your tweets whether your window is really small or really large.

Presentation Mode

June 2009

Want to use Twitterfall at a conference or occasion? Presentation Mode allows you to use the full browser window while also allowing you to enter a heading. You can even place an image URL in the heading area to have an image show up.

List Support

November 2009

Twitterfall allows you to view and start following lists. Just enter the list name into the list area and you can start following it straight away.

List Importing

November 2009

Twitterfall allows you to import lists from your account on Twitter. In the Account area, click 'Load subscribed lists' or 'Load your lists' to be able to view your lists in Twitterfall.

List Exporting

November 2009

Twitterfall allows you to export the lists you're following back to Twitter. This means that you are able to then use those lists with other clients. Click 'Save lists to Twitter' in the Account area.

Colour Picker

March 2009

Whether it's for searches or lists, sometimes you just want those tweets to have their own colour. Using Twitterfall's colour picker now they can.

Activity Monitor

November 2009

Sometimes it's hard to tell if Twitter is having problems. Now there's an easy way to tell. Every time Twitterfall tries to get your data from Twitter, the activity monitor appears in the panel for that data. If the throbber is there for a long time, then Twitter might be having issues.

URL Shortener

June 2009

Shortening links can really help with getting all the information into that tweet that you wanted to send. Now you don't even have to leave Twitterfall to shorten it. Just place your links in the text box, click "Shorten URLs" and they'll be shortened automatically for you.

Tweeting

January 2009

Twitterfall wouldn't be a great Twitter client if it didn't let you tweet. Once you're logged in, just click 'New Tweet' and you can start writing your tweets straight away.

Retweeting

January 2009

Retweeting is a way of life on Twitter. Twitterfall makes it easy to retweet, just by clicking 'Retweet' in the radial menu. Want to use the old style of retweeting? Just edit the text in the text box. Want to use the new style? Just click 'Send'.

Replying

January 2009

Twitterfall's inline replying lets you stay on topic ensuring that you know exactly what's been said. Clicking 'Reply' from the radial menu gives you a text box so you can write your angry response, or even a congratulatory remark.

Direct Messaging

February 2009

Whether you're messaging about those secret new features, or even just telling someone how much you care, Twitterfall will let you direct message inline just by cliking 'DM' in the radial menu.

Following

February 2009

Following users from within Twitterfall couldn't be simpler. Once you're logged in, just click 'Follow' from the radial menu of a tweet from that person.

Favouriting

February 2009

Favouriting tweets is a way to save them for later, or even to show people that you found the tweet interesting. This can be done in Twitterfall by click 'Favourite' from the radial menu.

Reporting Spammers

June 2009

Twitter have been doing a really good job getting rid of spam, but sometimes they need a little bit of help. In Twitterfall, you can report users to Twitter to help speed up the process.

Linking to Tweets

February 2009

While it's great that you can see all these tweets in Twitterfall, sometimes you just want to send the normal URL of a tweet to someone. You can do this by clicking 'View' in the radial menu.

Timeline Viewing

January 2009

Twitterfall wouldn't be a great Twitter client if you couldn't view what your friends tweet about. You can do this by ticking this checkbox in the accounts area.

Mention Viewing

July 2009

Want to see when people mention you? Once you're logged in, tick this checkbox to see who's talking about you or to you in Twitterfall.

Direct Message Viewing

March 2009

In Twitterfall, you can view your Direct Messages by ticking the checkbox in the accounts area.

Geolocation Searching

March 2009

Sometimes you only want to see tweets from a specific area. Using the geolocation panel in Twitterfall, you can now search based on a key term or just based on a geolocation.

Panel Hiding

January 2009

You can hide all the panels on Twitterfall by clicking 'Hide Panels' in the central panel. To show them again, just click 'Show Panels' in the same place.

Page Clearing

February 2009

Want to clear the page so you can see when new tweets start appearing? In Twitterfall's central panel, you can click 'Clear Page' which will remove all the tweets that are on the page at the time.

Pausing

January 2009

You can pause the falling of the tweets by clicking 'Pause Tweets' in the central panel. So you have time to pop out without having to miss any of your tweets on Twitterfall.

Sticky Tweetbox

February 2009

Sometimes you're going to be tweeting a lot in quick succession. Wouldn't it be great if Twitterfall had a box that never went away? There is! By clicking 'Stick' in the tweetbox, a different text box will appear at the bottom of the page. When you tweet from this tweetbox, it'll stick - making sure you don't have to click to tweet again.

Auto-tagging Tweets

September 2009

You're in the middle of a heated debate while using a hashtag, but you keeping having to enter the hashtag yourself. Using the hashtag input on Twitterfall's sticky tweetbox, your hashtag will be automatically added into the text.

Searching

January 2009

Whether you're looking for details about a new Apple product or for what people are saying about a person, you can do these searches on Twitterfall. Just enter your search into the Searches panel, and tweets should start appearing about your chosen topic. We allow the use of any of Twitter's search operators such as 'OR' and the use of quotes.

Search Editing

July 2009

Think you can improve on your search? Just click the edit button, change the search text and then hit enter. Next time that search is done, it'll use the new search terms.

Mention Classifying

September 2009

All tweets containing your username on Twitterfall will be classified as Mentions. This ensures that you'll never miss yourself being mentioned.

Pause On Highlight

February 2009

If you hover your mouse over a tweet on Twitterfall, we'll automatically pause the falling so that you can read the tweet easily. This gives you chance to use the radial menu or look at conversations.

Logging In

January 2009

You can log in to Twitterfall to use many of our features by clicking the Sign In To Twitter button in the Login panel. We use OAuth to ensure that you stay safe.

Search Exporting

June 2009

Exporting your searches to Twitter could never be easier. In Twitterfall, click 'Save Searches to Twitter' in the accounts panels and we'll save your searches on your Twitter.

Search Importing

June 2009

You can load all your searches from Twitter by clicking the 'Load searches from Twitter' link in the accounts panel. This means that you can always get your favourite searches into Twitterfall.

Tweet Removal

December 2009

When using Twitterfall during a presentation, you may want to remove tweets that seem unrelated or malicious. This can be done in Presentation Mode by highlighting a tweet and then clicking 'Remove'.

Geolocation Viewing

April 2010

Sometimes you'll find that people mention a great restaurant or the best place to buy comic books but won't say where it is. However, they might add the location to the tweet. Now in Twitterfall, you can see these locations by clicking on the location icon next to a tweet.

Geolocation Tweeting

April 2010

Thanks to the geolocation facilities in some browsers, Twitterfall is now able to add a location to tweets. Just click "Add Location" in the tweet box.

Settings Saving

February 2009

Your settings are saved so that whenever you leave, your Twitterfall will be exactly the same when you get back. In newer browsers, we can use the Web Storage system meaning that you can clear out your cookies and all your settings will still be saved.