September 9, 2021
Twitter timeline live news events

Twitter is Pushing more Live News Events in Users’ Timelines

More Twitter timeline live news events are surfacing and the microblog will also send out more notifications about personalized interests…

Twitter is making yet another attempt to place itself at the forefront of information. Particularly, when it comes to live news events. The company today announced it will insert more live news events into users’ timelines. The company states it realizes finding the most up-to-date information on various topics is cumbersome. Users must seek out hashtags, track down relevant accounts, or find the appropriate Moments. To make this easier, it’s redesigning the Explore tab. 

More Twitter Timeline Live News Events and Notifications going Out

The Twitter Explore tab will feature different sections: Trending, a personalized For You tab, as well as News and Sports. Additionally, the new experience will include live video at the very top, accompanied by brief summaries. Underneath the summaries “Recap” will appear, along with “Latest,” and possibly another tab labeled “Top Commentary.”

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All of these changes should make it easier to find fresh news. Twitter states that it’s making the new experience available to users in the U.S. on Android and iOS in the coming months.

Furthermore, the microblog is update is search capabilities. “Starting today, at the top of search results, you’ll see related news, events, or stories and be able to tap in to get a recap and see the latest discussion, videos or scores.”

Twitter likewise states it is in the midst of testing out breaking news notifications based on users’ interests. This will also come to all U.S. users in the coming weeks to Android and iOS devices. Moments will also get an overhaul.

Presently, users swipe horizontally to read stories. But, Twitter states its research shows vertical orientation is prefered and works best. So, it’s introducing a new vertical Moments timeline.

Read the full announcement about all the upcoming changes here.