Twitter wants to send you personalized news notifications


Twitter at the moment announced an upcoming addition to its suite of cellular notifications. Specifically, it’ll quickly supply customers customized information updates, generated primarily based on their pursuits.

Presently, Twitter affords information notifications, for individuals who need to be stored up-to-date on what’s taking place all over the world. Now the corporate is increasing on that with customized updates. This might supply a greater possibility for all these folks — together with me — who’ve opted out of stories updates attributable to them cluttering up their telephones with stuff they don’t discover attention-grabbing.

These notifications would ping you with information primarily based on the sorts of accounts you comply with and stuff you tweet about. Tapping on one will take you to a curated web page with associated tweets and video on the subject, similar as when you discovered the story in your Discover tab.

Equally, you’ll additionally see curated occasions on the highest of your timeline. These “Occurring Now” panels are already used for reside sports activities, however now Twitter is increasing that to incorporate the identical customized information it proposes to inform you about: “On the high of your timeline, you’ll see information that’s related to you together with the encircling Tweets and movies.”

Extra updates, to roll out within the coming months, put additional emphasis on the location’s information credentials. Twitter can also be updating its Discover tab to incorporate matters as an alternative of simply content material kind — that means you possibly can probably kind your tweets by leisure, science…dare I hope for a “tech” tab?

In the intervening time, the best disadvantage of the essential Twitter timeline is the lack to kind tweets into completely different classes. If you happen to comply with sure accounts for information, and a few for gossip, and others for humor, then all of it will get jumbled in into an enormous tweet stew. That’s at all times been each a supply of allure and gentle frustration. But when the brand new Discover tab is definitely in-depth sufficient, it’ll be extra related for many customers.

Customized information notifications will roll out within the coming weeks, whereas the brand new Discover tab and Occurring Now tweets will roll out within the coming months.

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