Twitter, Foursquare to Offer Place Tagging in Tweets
Twitter today said it has partnered with Foursquare so users can tag specific locations in Tweets. Twitter already lets users to tag their location from its mobile apps, but the location is defined loosely across a broad area, like a neighborhood or town. With Foursquare, people will be able to tag more specific places, such as businesses, restaurants, or other venues. The place details will be added to Tweets, and users will be able to access the details from their timeline. Twitter didn't say exactly when the feature will be made available.
Twitter to Make It Easier to Read About Places and Things
Twitter is testing new ways to surface content about locations and products that might interest users. First, it is experimenting with a feature called Place and Product pages.
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 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 Tweaks Timelines Yet Again
Twitter is debuting a change to how its timeline works that will include more "best" Tweets at the top of users' feeds. The idea is similar to the "while you were away" function that Twitter added to the service last year, but it includes a broader array of Tweets displayed in reverse chronological order.