Twitter Pushing Recommended Tweets to Mobile Users
Twitter recently unveiled a new feature that it hopes will help users discover more engaging content. Moving forward, Android and iOS device owners can expect to receive push notifications that recommend specific tweets or users. The service is smart enough to see when multiple people in a given user's stream follow the same person, or favorite/retweet a specific tweet. The notifications arrive in the form of a direct message. According to Twitter, the feature can be disabled in the settings menu. The new recommendations feature is being rolled out to users now, but Twitter didn't provide any sort of timeframe for its arrival.
Twitter Unravels Thread Feature
Twitter today made it easier to publish tweet storms, or threads. The use of threads, a way to string together a series of tweets to tell a longer story, has risen in popularity over the last few years.
Twitter Adds 'Connect' Tab to Help Find Accounts Worth Following
Twitter today announced a new tool meant to make it easier to find new people and accounts to follow. The "connect" tab will appear on Twitter for the web, and in the Android and iOS mobile apps beginning today, where Twitter will curate a list of accounts it believe users might like to follow.
Twitter to Post Larger Images In Timelines
Twitter today said it is improving the multimedia experience of Twitter.com by changing how it handles images. Moving forward, Twitter will now show full image previews, rather than crop them.
Twitter Makes Privately Sharing Tweets Easier
Twitter is adding a new button to its Android and iOS apps today that makes it simple to send tweets directly to other users. The tool is meant to help take public content private, so it can be shared and discussed with individuals in direct messages.
Twitter to Promote Tweets Via Twice-Daily Highlights
Twitter recently introduced a feature called Highlights, which are push notifications calling attention to the day's best tweets. According to Twitter, it looks at what accounts users follow and which conversations are most popular among them, as well as topics and events trending in the user's area to create the highlighted tweets.