We’re halfway through 2017 and we think it’s a good time to look back at everything we’ve added into Twile this year. Our development team have been working hard to bring you lots of new features over the past six months and – just in case you missed them – here is a quick round-up:
Twile is now completely free!
At the start of the year, we removed the subscription fee for using Twile and our family timeline is now free for everyone!
Explore timelines of world history
In January we opened up our timelines of world history to everyone, whether they use Twile or not. Since then, we’ve added many new timelines, including:
- The American Revolutionary War
- American Presidents, British Prime Minister, Australian Prime Ministers and French Presidents
- The Mormon Religion
- Irish History
Your family in numbers
We launched our personalised digital family infographic at RootsTech in February. A colourful graphic, made up of numbers pulled from your family tree, you simply click a button to see information such as the average age of marriage in your family, popular surnames and the average family size! We designed it to be easy to share digitally or we also offer a printed version. So far we have added some colour options including Irish and English and we will be launching a US version in time for Independence Day next week!
Import your photos from Facebook
We made some big improvements to our Facebook import earlier this year, which lets you create a timeline out of the photos and memories you have in Facebook. Click the ‘Add’ button in Twile to try it out.
Control what your family can edit in Twile
We added a feature that lets you control how other family members can contribute to your tree and timeline. When you invite your family, you can choose whether they are allowed to add, edit or delete people on your tree and events on your timeline.
Add notes and words
If you want to add some words to your Twile timeline, to help tell the story or to describe an event that you don’t have photos for, you can! We added this new feature earlier this month.
Add alias or “known as” names to your family tree
If you have anyone on your family tree who was (or is) known by a different name to their given name, you can add an alias name.
Lots of TLC
We’re constantly tinkering with Twile to make it quicker and easier to use or to fix pesky bugs that get in the way of your Twiling. We are always looking to make Twile better. Please keep telling us what you like (or don’t like) about Twile and we will keep working on the improvements.