Twitter Testing News-First Timeline on Android

Micro-blogging site Twitter is testing a new Attribute on Android that Places news Reports at the Peak of the timeline to help users keep up with what is happening around the world.

“With this update, we’re making it easier for individuals to find the stories and news their followers have been talking while they have been away right at the very top of the deadline,” Mashable quoted Wally Gurzynski, Product Manager, Twitter as saying on Tuesday.

The feature comes with a prompt that states -“Catch up on what’s happened while you were away”.

Before in 2015 and 2016 Twitter released”While you’re away” and”Never miss an important tweet” features but they were not to specifically highlight news stories.

This attribute, however, instead of just surfacing interesting and popular tweets, focuses on news reports from news organisations and agencies.

This catching-up using the news test attribute is in line with the other tests that Twitter is operating and are aimed at subsequent specific conversations and newsworthy events simpler, the report included.

The feature-test roll-out to get iOS users and its own final release programs remain unclear as of today.


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