The number of "monetisable" daily active users, which measures only users who are exposed to advertising on a daily basis, rose to 134 million, up from 120 million a year ago and 126 million in the previous quarter. Dorsey said the company is "now removing 2.5x more Tweets that share personal information, and ~38% of abusive Tweets that are taken down every week are being proactively detected by machine learning models".
Revenue was boosted by ad sales that also jumped 18 percent to $679 million.
Just hours before meeting Dorsey, Trump complained in a tweet that Twitter doesn't "treat me well as a Republican", adding that the platform is "very discriminatory".
But Twitter no longer will use that measure, switching instead to "monetizable" daily active users - 134 million in the past quarter, up from 120 million a year ago.
"We are taking an even more proactive approach to reducing abuse on Twitter and its effects in 2019", the company stated in its first-quarter shareholder letter.
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Still, Twitter is ending reporting of that metric "on a high note", with monthly active users rising quarter over quarter for the first time since at least early 2018, noted Jasmine Enberg, an analyst at EMarketer. Wall Street analysts on average expected revenue of $775.2 million and adjusted EPS of 15 cents. "We are reducing the burden on victims and, where possible, taking action before abuse is reported". The prototype app and iterations are part of the company's efforts to make Twitter easier to use and feel more like a chat service, with fluid conversations. Big complaints from many people. After adjusting for one-time gains and costs, earnings rose 10% to $66.4 million, or 9 cents per share.
For the second quarter of 2019, Twitter projected total revenue to be between $770 million and $830 million and operating income to be between $35 million and $70 million.
"Given the strength of the duopoly of Google and Facebook, Twitter can get overlooked by advertisers, but the consistent growth Twitter has shown over the past few quarters suggests advertisers should be giving them another look", said Jim Cridlin, global head of innovation at marketing firm Mindshare. Must be more, and fairer, companies to get out the WORD!
She said Twitter's revenue beat expectations, with most of the growth coming from the United States, even though most new users were worldwide.