New feature summarizes the day's tweets

A series of tweaks and new updates have been coming to Twitter in recent weeks. The company is trying to steadily better user experience on its platform.

The new Highlights feature.

Twitter just launched a new feature to help users keep up with the sometimes overwhelming number of tweets they come across – for those with Android phones at least.

Earlier in the year, Twitter had launched the “While You Were Away” feature which can put older, popular tweets at the top of the users’ timeline. The concept is to help users find relevant content even if it’s not the most recent thing posted – something that could help Twitter seem more accommodating to casual users.

Highlights, Twitter says, however, will provide “a fast and simple summary of Twitter.” Users will get notifications twice a day, which will bring them to the new highlights section in their app.

Once they are there, they can browse popular tweets from people they know as well as trending stories, and when they are done, close Highlights and return to the main feed.

“To create your Highlights, we look at things like the accounts and conversations that are popular among people you follow, Tweets from people you’re closely tied to, topics and events that are trending in your area or within your network, and people that are popular or trending among people you follow,” says Twitter.

Android users interested in this feature can turn it on in their notifications settings. Twitter also says it will consider making the feature available on other platforms.


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