The good news for the company, which went public in 2013, came as its monthly active users in the US dropped by a million from 69 million in the third quarter.
Revenue went up by two percent quarter-on-quarter to US$731 million, the first upward move since the last quarter of 2016.
The company reported that it had 330 million monthly active users for the quarter, which represented no change from the third quarter, but a 4% increase on the corresponding quarter a year ago.
Twitter said that its usage was affected by changes that Apple made to its Safari browser. It claimed that the user tally was cut by two million as a result of these changes.
The company, which has been accused by US legislators of contributing to the delige of bogus news reports that are alleged to have affected the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election, said it had increased its vigilance to cut out spam, bots and bogus accounts.
In the last year, Twitter has doubled the number of characters in a tweet from 140 to 280 and taken steps to reduce the harassment of minorities and women. Live news and entertainment content have been added to the feed, through third-party deals.