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Twitter Launches Moments Feature

By piranha

9th October 2015

On Tuesday, Twitter announced that it would be launching a brand new feature called Moments. The company hopes that Moments will help users to find the very best stories on the site, without having to scroll through all of the day’s posts.

In its announcement, the company said that; “When you open Twitter today you’ll see something new: Moments, the best of what’s happening on Twitter in an instant.”

“Every day, people share hundreds of millions of Tweets. Among them are things you can’t experience anywhere but on Twitter: conversations between world leaders and celebrities, citizens reporting events as they happen, cultural memes, live commentary on the night’s big game, and many more. We know finding these only-on-Twitter moments can be a challenge, especially if you haven’t followed certain accounts. But it doesn’t have to be.”

“Moments helps you find the best of Twitter as easily as tapping an icon – regardless of who you follow. Just visit the new tab called Moments, where you will discover stories unfolding on Twitter.”

Users will be able to access a list of Moments by clicking on the lightning bolt icon in the tab. It will then bring up a list of stories “that matter right now.”

The site will group together interesting stories from the day, dividing them into different sections like news, sports and entertainment. Each story will have a short summary so that you can find out what it is about, before deciding whether you would like to read it in full.

Moments will not only show written stories, but will also include tweets, videos, photos, GIFs and Vines. This form of content is becoming increasingly popular, especially on social media sites like Twitter.

This feature is only currently available for Android and iOS users in the U.S, but is expected to roll out to people elsewhere in the world in the coming weeks. For now, we will have to sit tight and wait for the company’s next announcement.

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