Twitter Launching Personalized News Features, More Robust Search and Revamped Moments Section

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Twitter today announced several changes to the desktop and mobile Twitter experience to make relevant breaking news, events, and stories easier to discover.

    Going forward, the Explore section of Twitter will be organized using topic tags so users can more quickly see what's happening in news and entertainment and what's most relevant to them.


    Twitter is also improving search with related news, events, or stories that are listed at the top of search results when you search for something.

    Twitter's "Happening now" timeline that was introduced last year for sports is being expanded to include breaking and personalized news, with Twitter offering up personalized news offerings at the top of your timeline.

    Notifications are also being expanded to include news based on user interest in addition to breaking news. These notifications can be toggled off by going to the recommendations section of Twitter's settings.

    As for Moments, the feature that aggregates trending news stories and relevant happenings, Twitter is organizing it into a vertical display like the Twitter timeline, rather than a horizontal orientation.

    For some Moments in the United States, Twitter is implementing multiple timelines, which are designed to help users see all of the best tweets surrounding a story. These timelines will include a recap showing tweets you may have missed, a collection of the latest tweets, and top commentary.

    For the World Cup, which kicks off tomorrow, Twitter has also introduced a dedicated World Cup page that will be available at the top of the timeline on Twitter for web, Android, and iOS.

    The Explore, notification, and search changes are coming to iOS and Android "in the coming months," while the changes to Moments are available starting today.

    Article Link: Twitter Launching Personalized News Features, More Robust Search and Revamped Moments Section
  2. e-coli macrumors 68000


    Jul 27, 2002
    Twitter ruined itself when it stopped being a chronological feed. Now it’s just a pit of vipers with no utility.
  3. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    Every time Twitter makes a change, I find myself visiting it less and less.

    This “Happening Now” change sounds promising at first glance... but I am skeptical that they won’t screw it up.
  4. DocMultimedia macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2012
    Charlottesville, VA
    I can't tolerate the Twitter app. I use Tweetbot to keep the straight up feed. But I'm sure Twitter will continue to punish 3rd party apps so they can pump ads at you, and decide what the news is that day.
  5. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    Scarsdale, NY
    Tweetbot for the win
  6. Bustycat macrumors regular


    Jan 21, 2015
    Kaohsiung, Taiwan
    So Twitter will indirectly kill 3rd-party apps including Tweetbot in this August.
  7. bwintx macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    And still they refuse to do auto-refresh in anything except Tweetdeck. So stupid.
  8. KPandian1 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2013
    - We need more of your info - give it to so the we can:

    - Tell you which stories to read.

    - Tell you what the "news" really means, i.e., give our own version because you are too dumb to make up your mind about an issue.

    - Sell things to you.

    - Sell your info to really make money than depend on ads.

    - Guide your searches to where we get paid.

    - Know every intimate aspect of your life in detail.

    - Show you tweets that we consider better suit you, to win an election or make money.

    See how they took a sporting interest feed to direct and guide a group of people in their own ways.

    Ah, twitter and tweeting! Today's world is this way, sadly, because of you.
  9. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a


    Jan 15, 2015
    Our actions define our legacy
  10. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    Yep I have been trying the official app for the first time in forever the other day and it was a MESS. Went back to Twitterrific almost instantly.

    Such a mix of ads, random likes and stuff of people I don’t even follow. No me gusta
  11. bigjnyc macrumors 603


    Apr 10, 2008
    Had the same exact experience, after 2 days I went running back to Twitterific.

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