Twitter is testing a feature to show news on priority in the feed


Twitter may be considered an informative social network as numerous come on the platform to see what’s happening in the world right now. It’s going a step further with the new update being tested.

The platform is testing a feature on Android, showing a prompt of news tweets in the morning that you might have missed out on while you were away from the app.

In a statement made to Mashable, Wally Gurzynski, Product Manager, Twitter said “People come to Twitter every day to catch up on what’s happening and all the surrounding conversation. With this update, we’re making it easier for people to see the news and stories their followers have been discussing while they’ve been away – right at the top of their timeline.”

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It’s unclear on what the algorithm of the suggestions is based on, or is the feature time-constrained as morning is the time most people check news but not everyone’s morning begins at the same time.

The platform recently revived reverse-chronological feed on Android and iOS after receiving backlash for pushing best tweets. This update being tested, is striding down the same path.

Twitter started off by being used predominantly for surfing and publishing news but overtime it became more than that. Although, Twitter is the place for people-on-the-go to get some quick reads and know what’s happening.

The feature may work and prove to be useful if it’s obstructions are leapt wisely.