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Twitter for Android now supports a themed icon on devices running Android 13 or higher with its latest stable update. According to a media source, this will include Google’s Pixel smartphones as well as Samsung Galaxy devices, which both support this ‘Material You’ theming on home screen icons.

With the new update, it will change the Twitter icon’s colour to match the users’ wallpaper and system, as well as any other apps that support this feature. Other notable apps that support themed icons include Slack, Spotify, Telegram, Mastodon, Reddit, and more, according to the report.

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This change was merged into Twitter for Android updates by Chris Banes as he confirmed in a tweet, said the report. “Enjoy the last change I merged before leaving the birdhouse,” he tweeted. Banes is a former Twitter employee, who worked on Twitter’s Android app, before leaving the company (along with much of the Android team) in November.

This latest Twitter update does not support the new Twitter Blue, which for now is only available through the iOS app and provides the platform’s new form of verification and other features for $8/month (or more), the report added. Moreover, in a series of updates, last week, Twitter confirmed that the micro-blogging platform will increase the tweet character limit from 280 to 4,000.

Iran arrested a prominent actor Saturday after she voiced support for the three month old protest movement triggered by the death of a woman in custody, Iranian media reported Saturday.

Taraneh Alidoosti, 38, was detained for “publishing false and distorted content and inciting chaos,” the Tasnim news agency reported.

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She is best known for her role in the Oscar-winning 2016 film “The Salesman.”

Alidoosti’s most recent social media post was on December 8, the same day Mohsen Shekari, 23, became the first person executed by authorities over the protests.

“Your silence means the support of the oppression and the oppressor,” read text on an image shared to her Instagram account.

“Every international organization who is watching this bloodshed and not taking action, is a disgrace to humanity,” Alidoosti wrote in the caption of her post.

The actor has been a prominent presence in Iranian cinema since she was a teenager. Recently, she starred in the film “Leila’s Brothers,” which screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The Islamic Republic has been rocked by protests triggered by the September 16 death of Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian of Kurdish origin, after her arrest for an alleged breach of the country’s dress code.

On the day of Amini’s death, Alidoosti posted a photo to Instagram with text saying: “Damnation to this captivity.”

The caption to the post read: “Don’t forget what Iran’s women go through” and asked people to “say her name, spread the word.”

On November 9, she posted an image of herself without a headscarf, holding a paper with the words “Woman, life, freedom,” the main slogan of the protests.
Hot on the heels of Shekari’s execution, Iran publicly hanged protester Majidreza Rahnavard, 23, on December 12.

Nine other people arrested in connection with the unrest have been sentenced to death.

Thousands of people have been detained since the protests erupted and 400 have received jail sentences of up to 10 years for their involvement in the unrest, Iran’s judiciary said Tuesday.

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