A selection of memorable moments from our company.
Twitter breaks through at SXSW Interactive, wins the digital confab’s SXSW Web Award.
Twitter is spun off from Obvious Corp. into a separate company, Twitter, Inc., with Delaware incorporation filing on April 19.
The hashtag (#), first proposed by user Chris Messina, debuts on Twitter.
US Airways plane crash in NYC’s Hudson River is shared on Twitter; the photo is the first from the scene, breaking the news before traditional media knew about it.
Dick Costolo joins Twitter as COO.
Twitter launches Promoted Tweets.
Twitter announces it will provide an archive of public Tweets to the Library of Congress.
Twitter launches Promoted Trends.
Twitter launches Promoted Accounts.
Dick Costolo transitions from COO to CEO.
Twitter shares milestone numbers for its fifth birthday, including 1 billion Tweets sent per week.
Twitter acquires TweetDeck.
Twitter teams up with Apple to integrate Twitter into iOS 5.
Twitter announces 100 million monthly active users, worldwide.
Twitter allows mobile users to share photos via SMS (MMS).
Twitter launches Promoted Tweets in timelines to all Twitter.com users.
Twitter announces self-service advertising for small businesses, in partnership with American Express.
Twitter announces the new Twitter bird design.
Twitter releases its first transparency report.
President Obama marked his win with this Tweet, which became the most retweeted.
Twitter launches Vine.
500 million Tweets are sent per day, or 1 billion every ~2 days.
Twitter users set a new Tweets per second record.
Twitter announces IPO filing.
Nielsen Twitter TV Rating launches.
Twitter closes the acquisition of MoPub.
Vine’s first birthday.
Our latest Transparency Report includes two years of data.
To celebrate its eighth birthday, Twitter invites you to find your #FirstTweet, or that of anyone else.
This year’s #Oscars Tweets made an unprecedented 3.3 billion impressions, and this Tweet surpassed the previous record to become the most retweeted.
Twitter launches new web profiles.
The MoPub Marketplace and Twitter Publisher Network reach over 1 billion mobile devices.
Twitter acquires Gnip.
Twitter acquires Nano Media, SnappyTV, TapCommerce.
Our new Transparency Report shows a steady increase in global requests for account information, content removal, and copyright takedowns.
Twitter acquires CardSpring.
We are committed to building a business that we are proud of and making inclusiveness a cornerstone of our culture. To that end, we are joining some peer companies by sharing our ethnic and gender diversity data.
Twitter launches Promoted Video.
Introducing Twitter Flight School for agencies.
Twitter launches Fabric, a modular SDK at its first mobile developer conference, Twitter Flight.
Twitter announces a partnership with IBM.
Twitter offers emoji as an open source library.
Twitter launches group Direct Messages and mobile video.
Vine celebrates its second birthday.
Twitter acquires ZipDial.
Twitter details ongoing commitment to San Francisco.
Vine Kids launches.
Our latest Transparency Report is the sixth in three years.
Why we support net neutrality.
Twitter acquires Niche.
Twitter announces the acquisition of Periscope.