Twitter testing breaking news push notifications1
A lot of users reported getting a push notification on their iOS device. No reports have come from Android users, though, so we're not sure if this is an iOS-exclusive test or not.
Twitter sending breaking news push alerts a new thing? pic.twitter.com/dOCTtT8Lmh— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) December 19, 2016
Apparently I'm getting push alerts from Twitter now? pic.twitter.com/XyQsifaTuZ— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) December 19, 2016
Upon opening the notification, users will be taken to relevant Twitter Moments – curated content from across Twitter, focused on a single hot topic.
We don't know if and when this trial will be making its way to more users. Considering it's just a test, it might not play out as well as Twitter hope, so completely scrapping it is also an option.