Twitter launches Highlights, will give summary of best tweets via mobile ... - The Indian Express

Twitter, Twitter Highlights, Twitter has a new 'Highlights' option. (Source: Twitter's blog)

After introducing 'While you were away' feature, Twitter now has a new feature called 'Highlights' which will give a simple summary of the best tweets for users. The summary will be delivered via a push notification, said an official blog on Twitter.

Twitter's blog notes that Highlights "lets you catch up quickly on the best stuff that is most relevant to you." And how does Twitter pick what should go into your highlights? Well they look at "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."

Users have the option of turning-on the Highlights features. Once you do, you will get a notification on your phone twice daily and when you open the notification, the Twitter app will open and it will show the Highlights in a new interface. Users have to swipe left to right to view all the 'highlights.' Currently Highlights is only available to Android Users in English.

You can find the option by going to settings, and in mobile notifications, tick the 'Highlights' option.

The Highlights option isn't the only change to Twitter is the last couple of weeks.  We had pointed out how Twitter started rolling out a quality filter to keep out abusive tweets. A report in TechCrunch, said the 'quality filter' is only available to some verified users on iOS.

Twitter had earlier written a blogpost saying they were updating their policy on dealing with abuse. The blogpost had pointed out that that Twitter will be updating the violent threat policy and that it now "extends to 'threats of violence against others or promot[ing] violence against others.'

Twitter also introduced a new feature where you can now receive Direct Messages from anyone, even those who don't follow you on the site.  Earlier to send someone a direct message on the social media site, you both needed to follow each other.

With Highlights, Twitter is making another crucial product change that it hopes will boost user engagement on the site.


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