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Jun172018

Twitter Make News, Events, Stories Easier to Find

A series of new features announced earlier in the week are designed around to easily find and follow big events and stories in the timeline, notifications, and the ‘Explore’ section.

In addition, a new look and feel for Moments showing everything is gone live as well.

Here’s a rundown of all the updates making relevant breaking news, events and stories easier to find:

  • ‘Explore’ section: Twitter is experimenting a new ‘topics’ tabs to organize the Explore by topic instead of content type. Topic tabs will be rolled out in the coming months to iOS and Android in the U.S.
  • Search updates: Twitter has added new “related news, events, and stories” to the top of search results. Users’ will be able to tap and get a recap and see all the latest discussions, videos, and scores, This update is available now. Below you can see an example image of the new search results:
    New Twitter Search Results
  • ‘Happening Now’: In addition for sports, this section will now include tweets about breaking and personalized news with the surrounding Tweets and videos. You can see it at the top of timeline. This update will be available in the US in coming months on iOS and Android.
  • Notifications: In addition to breaking news notifications, Twitter is experimenting with sending notifications based on personal interests, like “the accounts a user follows and what they tweets about.” This will be available in the coming weeks.
    Here is an GIF animation showing new personalized news notifications:
    Twiter Personalized News Notification
  • New Moments Navigation: Rather than swiping horizontally to access ‘Moments,’ Twitter is introducing a new “vertical timeline” experience for Moments. Also, Moments is now available in 16 markets and five languages.
  • More Tweets: Twitter is rolling out multiple timelines in some US Moments, including a recap timeline showing tweets a user may have missed, a timeline of latest tweets as well as top commentary. Also, it’ll show a video when it’s available.

Twitter is not leaving behind the World Cup, and launched a new dedicated World Cup page, and individual pages for every game, including scores, Tweets, videos, and Moments. These pages can be accessed at the top of the timeline, in search, or in Explore!

It’s available now on Twitter for iOS and Android as well as mobile.twitter.com.

A GIF of the new World Cup Page:

Twitter World Cup Page

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