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 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 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 Adds 'While You Were Away' Feature to iOS App
Twitter has packaged a new feature into its iOS application that aims to catch people up on what they might have missed on Twitter while away. Twitter said it will surface some of the best tweets based on engagement and other factors.
Twitter to Expand Availability of Quality Filter
Twitter is allowing people take more control over their experience with the help of tools and filters. Twitter is expanding the availability of a quality filter from a subset of users (e.g., celebrity accounts) to all users.