Twitter Introducing 'Topics' Feature That Lets Users Follow Subjects of Interest

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Twitter is set to roll out a new feature called "Topics" that allows users to follow conversations about subjects of interest, similar to how they'd follow an account.


According to an official Twitter blog post, Topic suggestions will soon start appearing in user timelines and in search, based on what they tend to look for and already follow on the social media platform.

When a user follows a topic, like a music band, sports team, or celebrity, they'll see tweets from a broad range of accounts that share the same interest.


Previously, all of the work was on you to figure out the best way to keep up with what's happening by following certain accounts, searching for it, or looking in the Explore tab for the latest. Now, you have the option of seeing the most relevant and interesting Tweets about what you care about with a single tap, and the conversation will come to you.
A Topics option already appears in the mobile app's sidebar menu, but currently just shows an introductory screen for the feature. When the feature rolls out in full, it will list the topics you've followed.

Hot takes? Always. Hot topics? Brand new.Now you can follow specific topics to discover the Tweets you care about. pic.twitter.com/3tVBRFuTYd - Twitter (@Twitter) November 11, 2019

Future features will include the ability to preview the feed content of a topic before choosing to follow it, the ability to add topics to lists, and the ability to mute topics.

Twitter says that Topic suggestions will start showing up in timelines and in searches from November 13, with a worldwide rollout taking place over the coming months.

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Take Flight

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So it’s basically the list feature without you having to curate your own lists of interests. Makes sense- but seems like this functionality would have been in there years ago.
 

C DM

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Um, isn't that was #hashtags were for?
Seems like that certainly shares some aspects of it all, but the topics feature seems to be more encompassing and doesn't depend on someone's inclusion of a hashtag.
 

iLoveDeveloping

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I’m so sick of companies telling me what I would be interested in! “Curated” bull just for you, because we know better than you what you like, it’s ruined Instagram, Twitter is trying to ruin itself with it - but I use 3rd party twitter apps cos I detest ads everywhere too! Apple implement it in music and apps and it’s always garbage. Can we just stop with this curated algorithm nonsense. I pick what I like. End of story!