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 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.
Twitter Rolls Out Muting Tool for Mobile Apps
Twitter today rolled out a new feature that will allow users of its mobile apps to mute the accounts of others without unfollowing them. According to Twitter, users can remove the tweets and retweets of others from their timeline, as well as nix any push or SMS notifications associated with that particular account.
Twitter Now Lets Users Share Tweets via Direct Message
Twitter today revealed a new feature that allows people to send individual tweets to others through direct messages. The feature is being added to both the Android and iOS applications, as well as to Twitter.com.
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.