Twitter Testing Feature That Lets You Follow Interests, Support for Live Photos Coming

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Twitter this afternoon unveiled several new features that are in the works for the social network, sharing the news at an event for press that was attended by The Verge.

    Twitter will soon allow users to follow interests in addition to people, which will let users see tweets about topics of their choosing such as sports teams, celebrities, TV shows, and more.

    The feature, in testing on Android devices, will feature topics curated with Twitter. Individual tweets surfaced for people will be surfaced through machine learning.

    Twitter is also exploring a option that would let users set up separate lists in the Twitter app to follow individual interests, which Twitter hopes will make the social network a "more powerful interest platform."

    Other features are in the works too, including searchable direct messages, an option to re-order photos that are included with a tweet, and support for Live Photos. There's no specific word yet on when we can expect to see these features introduced on iOS devices.

    Article Link: Twitter Testing Feature That Lets You Follow Interests, Support for Live Photos Coming
  2. dan9700 macrumors 68030


    May 28, 2015
  3. DocMultimedia macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2012
    Charlottesville, VA
    I will be happy with live photos. But yeesh....Twitter in general is painful enough.
  4. mozumder macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2009
    Twitter already has (had?) lists. What would be different about the new version?
  5. techfreak23 macrumors regular


    Sep 8, 2013
    Haha a little late to the Live Photo party... the frameworks to use Live Photos have been there since 2015...
  6. ctdonath macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2009
    How about: only show tweets from people I follow, in chronological order?
  7. BaccaBossMC macrumors regular


    Jul 8, 2016
    NC, USA
    Far more important to EVERYONE is the ability to edit tweets. Also, the ability to only show tweets in your tl from accounts that you follow would be nice too.
  8. fairuz macrumors 68020


    Aug 27, 2017
    Silicon Valley
    You get tweets from people you don't follow? That's messed up

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