Sunday, April 26, 2015

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Twitter Reveals Highlights Service

While its direct competitor, Facebook, is in a constant development, Twitter has also announced the release of a new service, called Highlights. The service actually addresses to those who find it quite difficult to keep up with all the Tweets that are shared on the famous social network.

It has been revealed that the service will be available on Android phones only, at least for now. Twitter claimed that Highlights will offer users "a fast and simple summary" of the famous social network. Users who opt for the service will get a notification up twice a day, directing them to the Highlights section.

In this section, Twitter users will find popular tweets from people they are interested in, as well as trending stories, to make sure that they will not miss on something important. When users finish checking out these Tweets, they can get back to the main Twitter feed.

"While your home timeline is a great place to browse through and engage with Tweets, we know it can be challenging to find the time to get through everything," a statement from Twitter indicated.

"To create your Highlights, we look at things like the accounts and conversations that are popular among people you follow, Tweets from people you’re closely tied to, topics and events that are trending in your area or within your network, and people that are popular or trending among people you follow," it added. 

So, Highlights will be simple to access for Android users, on their notification settings. This is not the first new feature that Twitter introduces this year. In fact, the famous company released another new feature earlier in 2015, when it introduced While You Were Away.

This allows users to put older, popular tweets on top of the feed. The purpose of this service is to allow users to find content, even though it might not be the last one posted.

Last week, Twitter also introduced an opt-in feature that allows users to get direct messages from users they do not follow. And that is not all. Twitter also launched Periscope, which allows users to stream live video to the site. Twitter went to redesign its US home page, at the same time.

Twitter alleged that it will consider making the feature available on other platforms, too, except for Android. Well, Twitter is expected to work on such a release, as the popular company has to remain powerful on all grounds in front of the spectacular competition represented by Facebook.

So, such as the Facebook News Feed, Highlights is designed to deliver to the user relevant content. Facebook is also trying to deliver such content to its users, the famous company announcing this week that it has changed the algorithm of its News Feed, with the main purpose to help users discover the content that they are most interested in.

It has been claimed that the new changes aim to draw more users to Twitter, attracting people who don't want to be bogged down by tweets that seem endless. Well, it is yet to see how popular the service will be.


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