Twitter to put live news events on your timeline

The company is also working on other changes to the features

By Author   |   Published: 14th Jun 2018   7:37 pm Updated: 15th Jun 2018   12:43 am

Twitter has announced that it will put more live news events in user’s timeline and notifications and might also send users customised push notification if an event is happening that they may be interested in.

Twitter has been working to change the way we discover all the information around news, events, and stories. It’ll be easier to find and follow the big events and stories you care about in your timeline, notifications and explore.

The micro-blogging site is now experimenting with topic tabs in its ‘Explore’ tab, so that it will be easier to see what’s happening in news and entertainment and what’s most relevant to you.

At the top of your timeline, users will now see the news that’s relevant to them along with the surrounding tweets and videos.

The new features will be available in the coming months to everyone in the US on iOS and android. The company is also experimenting with sending notifications to the users based on their interests.

However, users can always turn off these notifications by going to the recommendations settings and toggling to not see the news.

Twitter is also introducing a new vertical timeline experience. Some Moments including Moments outside of the US, Sponsored Moments, and Moments created by the users will temporarily continue to be horizontal as they roll out the change.