Twitter experimenting on new topic tabs in timeline

By Anuj Sharma - June 14, 2018
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Now at the top of your timeline, you’ll see news that’s relevant to you along with the surrounding Tweets and videos. This will be available in the coming months to everyone in the US on iOS and A....

From breaking news to know about day’s events, memes and what's trending, people come to Twitter to see and discuss what matters to them. The mirco-blogging platform is working on new ways to help you easily discover all the information around news, events, and stories. 

The company is experimenting with topic tabs in Explore so it’s easier to see what’s happening in news and entertainment, and what’s most relevant to you. This feature will be available in the coming months to everyone in the US on iOS and Android.

Last year, Twitter introduced “Happening now” at the top of the timeline for sports, so if your team is playing you can follow along with Tweets about the game and the score, all in one place. Twitter is now expanding this to include Tweets about breaking and personalised news. 

Now at the top of your timeline, you’ll see news that’s relevant to you along with the surrounding Tweets and videos. This will be available in the coming months to everyone in the US on iOS and Android.

The company is also experimenting with sending notifications to you based on your interests (like who you follow and what you Tweet about), so you won’t miss a beat. You can always turn off these notifications by going to your recommendations settings and toggling to not see news. 

Currently,  you had to swipe horizontally to read Moments, but a Twitter research revealed that Moments are easier to use vertically, just like your timeline. 

"In our tests of this new look, we saw significantly more people using and returning to Moments. So, we’re starting to introduce this new vertical timeline experience for Moments," the company said in a statement. 

The company is rolling out multiple timelines in some US Moments to help you see all the best Tweets surrounding a story: a recap timeline showing Tweets you may have missed, another showing the latest, as well as top commentary when it’s available. If there’s a live video, you’ll see it there, too. 

And, for the FIFA World Cup, you can keep up with every shot, save, and goal on Twitter with a dedicated World Cup page and individual pages for every game, including scores, Tweets, videos, and Moments. You can find these pages at the top of your timeline, in search, or in Explore! Available today on Twitter for iOS and Android as well as mobile.twitter.com in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, French, Italian, German, Russian, and Arabic.
 

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