New Twitter feature highlights news links tweeted by members you follow

Twitter has a new feature that highlights in your timeline, links to news stories that are tweeted by those subscribers you follow. The tweets that contain the link are posted underneath. If you have read Twitter lately, you'll understand why it is focusing so much on news. The US vs. THEM mentality that has divided the U.S. is quite apparent on the site. News links are constantly being tweeted and Twitter even streams live news when conditions warrant it.

Twitter's new feature dovetails with its 2016 switch in app stores from a listing under the "social networking" category to "news." In fact, in the Apple App Store, Twitter is the top free app in the news category. In the Google Play Store, Twitter is the third most popular free news app. Hey, if Snapchat can be a camera, Twitter can be a news app.

The new feature has started rolling out to Twitter users on iOS, Android and the web. If you have never subscribed to Twitter, or would like to do so again, click on the appropriate link: (iOS|Android).

source: BuzzFeedNews


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