Twitter’s New “Highlights” Feature Helps Users Find Relevant Tweets

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Getting overwhelmed while sifting through tweets is not uncommon. Twitter introduced a new feature called “Highlights” on Thursday that attempts to help users find relevant content faster and easier.

Currently only available on Android devices, Highlights refreshes once or twice a day and summarizes the most important tweets of the day. Users will tap a notification about the newest feature, and will be shown all of the highlighted tweets and scroll through them. After a user has reached the end of their highlights, they will be redirected back to their Twitter timeline.

Automatically created, highlights are tweets that are found algorithmically. Twitter will scan tweets that people you follow are tied to. Topics and events that are trending in your geographical region or in your network will be added to your highlights. As of right now, this is an optional feature and one that users will have to enable themselves if they want to receive highlights.

Twitter has implemented several changes in the past few weeks. The social network’s homepage now allows even unregistered users to see popular tweets, and the company also introduced a new opt-in feature that allows users to receive direct messages from people they don’t follow.

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