Snapchat and Facebook also disclose daily active user numbers, though Twitter says its own figure is "not comparable" as it only includes users who are seeing ads.
"We enter this year confident that we will continue to deliver strong performance by focusing on making Twitter a healthier and more conversational service", he added.
The reason for the change is likely due to the fact that this new metric shows user growth on the platform. In the fourth quarter, the number of monthly of active users was down year over year by 9 million people to 321 million people. Twitter reported a record-setting revenue of $909 million in the fourth quarter, a 24-percent increase compared to this time a year ago.
The company said there was a 16% year-on-year decrease in reports of abuse on Twitter in 2018.
"2018 is proof that our long-term strategy is working", chief executive Jack Dorsey said in a statement.
For the quarter through March, Twitter said it expected total revenue of between $715 million and $775 million.
The switch to a monetisable daily user count enables Twitter to put a more positive spin on how it's doing, but even there, Twitter gives off the impression that it's trying to paint a slightly rosier picture than reality - at least when it comes to the competition.
Shares were down more than 10 percent at $30.56 in midday trading.
Twitter is reporting that revenue and profit and its daily user base all grew in the final three months of 2018.
The San Francisco company disclosed its daily user base count for the first time, putting the figure at 126 million, up 9 percent from a year earlier. The company made $1.2 billion in profit for the year, its first profitable year since going public in 2013.
Overall revenue rose to $909 million in the quarter, beating the estimate of $868.2 million.
Twitter has made its first annual profit in its 13-year history but another fall in the number of its users and a disappointing sales forecast took the gloss off the results and sent its shares down almost 10 per cent. It has hundreds of millions of daily users and many rely on it to ...
Sources told ESPN and the New York Times that the Bucks are sending Jason Smith and Stanley Johnson to the Pelicans in the swap. It wouldn't be surprising to see one of those "Spider-Man pointing at Spider-Man" memes being used to describe this trade.
Numerous men kept their sexuality hidden from friends and family, pursuing homosexual encounters furtively using dating apps. He also staged photos of some of his victims after they died, posing corpses in fur coats and cigars in their mouths.
She received her Bachelor of Science from MIT and went on to receive her Masters in public health at the University of California. One of the key losers from the announcement will be the current PM and head of Thailand's military junta, Prayut Chan-ocha.
Horse racing across the United Kingdom has been banned today, Thursday, in a bid to stop the spread of a serious disease. A spokesperson for Defra said: "The disease is not notifiable in the United Kingdom and there's no public health risk".
Tata Motors consolidated revenue grew 4.4% in the December quarter to ₹77,582.71 crore, fromRs 74,337.70 crore a year earlier. Guenter Butschek, CEO and MD, Tata Motors, said "Fiscal year 2019 so far has been a challenging period for the industry".
Scheduled to make $5.9 million this season, Realmuto wouldn't preclude the Phils from signing Bryce Harper or Manny Machado. He was vocal about his refusal to stay with the Marlins, regardless of whether or not they tried to offer an extension.
Carter was on the phone with Roy as he inhaled carbon monoxide inside his Ford F-250 truck in Fairhaven, Massachusetts. Roy was in his truck and texted Carter that he was having second thoughts but she insisted he "get back in" the truck.
A temperature below the -15.6C on February 11, 2012, at Holbeach, Lincs, would be Britain's coldest since 2010, records show. Southwesterly winds will strengthen across the United Kingdom on Friday, so it's going to be a windy day for everyone.
The veteran actor later tried to clarify his comments on " Good Morning America " and insisted he is "not racist". What color were they? Crews later responded to his critics and cleared the air, "I'm not defending him at all".
Here are our first impressions of the Moto G7 Plus, which sits at the top of the four Moto G7 models launching in 2019. The Play , which will retail at only $199, has a 5.7-inch LCD screen, while the other three models have 6.2-inch LCDs.
Rob Gronkowski hit by can of beer during Patriots parade
And though they haven't been seen together in years, the Patriots quarterback said in 2017 that they have often called each other. The 29-year-old is on the books for a cap hit of just $12 million next year, the last year of his deal.
Melbourne Cup winning trainer Darren Weir banned
Racing Victoria stewards recommended the disqualification after a show cause hearing on Monday, which lasted more than 11 hours. Handing down the penalty, Judge John Bowman on behalf of deputy chairman Brian Forrest, said: "It is sad it has come to this".
Frank Robinson, MVP, first black manager, dies at 83
In the six years Robinson spent as an Oriole, the team went to the World Series four times, winning twice in 1966 and 1970. Former Nationals catcher Brian Schneider, who played for Robinson in D.C. and Montreal, expressed a similar sentiment.
LG G8 ThinQ to come with ToF selfie camera
We've seen LG announcing certain phone features ahead of the actual press event for a phone, so this isn't surprising. The ToF camrea can see objects in 3D because of which it is not affected by light emitted by external sources.
Haas launches new look for 2019 Formula One season
Get the dedicated Sky Sports F1 channel - the exclusive home of all live F1 next season - for £18 a month in HD with no contract. Steiner added: "I have confidence again we have got a solid auto and I don't see anything bad coming for us".