Twitter to focus on live videos with a new Explore tab

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  • Posted: January 27, 2017 at 10:00 am

Twitter has grown a reputation for itself for been the go to place to find the latest stories making round. The kind of information you will find in your timeline depends mostly on the people you follow. Twitter wants to change this part to ensure you are able to keep up with want is happening irrespective of whom you follow. It is for this reason that the company announced the new Explorer tab, yesterday 26th January, 2017.

Initially, you had to go to the Trends section to find the hottest topics that people are engaging in. on the other hand, the Moments tab that was introduced in 2015 served as a curation of stories that have already happened. As such you could relieve some of the best moments of the event through the user generated moments. The search feature enables you to browse for specific info on the ‘twitter sphere’.

“There are many ways to see what’s happening on Twitter. Outside of your timeline, trends show you what topics are being discussed right now, Moments capture the most popular stories so you can catch up, and search helps you find anything and everything.

Until today, you had to go to a few different places to find each of these experiences. As part of our continued efforts to make it easier to see what’s happening we’re bringing all these together. Very soon, you’ll be able to find trends, Moments, search, and the best of live video, all within the new Explore tab.”

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-via Twitter Blog

The new explorer tab with serve as a home for all these three features, namely trends, moments and search. On top of that you will be able to see a broader collection of live videos displayed at the top.

The new feature is first rolling out on Twitter for iOS users then in the coming weeks its will make its way on Twitter for Android. Sadly the company has not commented on when the Explore feature will be available on Twitter for Windows Phone.

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