Twitter aim to not only be a place where you can keep in touch with what your friends and family are doing, but also be a platform where you can keep informed with the latest news. In these latest updates, Twitter focus around providing a better way for their users to be informed on the latest news stories and what matters to them.
Twitters vice president of product, Keith Coleman, recently spoke about the latest changes stating “People come to Twitter to see and discuss what matters to them” and “Whatever is happening in the world, is happening on Twitter.” In regards to the recent updates Coleman said “We’ve been working to change how you discover all the information around news, events, and stories, and today, we’re sharing a few steps forward.”
So what updates are there?
Twitter are currently exploring with the topic tabs in Explore. This is a feature that allows users to discover more content that they find interesting. They hope to make it easier for people to see what’s happening in the news and entertainment. There is also an update happening for the search section. This update hopes to provide you with more related content to what you have searched for.
Another update will feature notifications that are based on your interests. This could be in relation to the people you follow or what you have previously tweeted about. Some may find this feature to be useful but it’s likely to annoy many who will likely just disable the option completely.
The moments feature will get an update as Twitter discovered that moments was better read vertically. This change will be introduced to replace the horizontal swipe. Twitter also announced it is adding additional timelines to moments to help you see all the best tweets that surround a story. This will include “a recap timeline showing Tweets you may have missed, another showing the latest. If there’s a live video, you’ll see it there, too. You may have already noticed these changes for some sports games, but now you’ll start to see them for more news and events as well.”