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Twitter-Highlighting the best for you

Today we’re introducing Highlights: a simple summary of the best Tweets for you, delivered via rich push notification.


Twitter is introducing Highlights, a new feature which gives you a daily summary (sometimes two daily summaries) of curated tweets. This is delivered as a notification to your Android device. You can enable it via Twitter’s settings by checking the “Highlights” box in the “Mobile notifications” pane.


We want to help you get the most out of Twitter, no matter how much time you spend with it. While your home timeline is a great place to browse through and engage with Tweets, we know it can be challenging to find the time to get through everything.

Inundated with hashtags, re-tweets and favourites? Now you can sift through them and find the important ones easily, thanks to a new Twitter feature.Called ‘Highlights’, the feature rolled out very recently by the microblogging site is aimed at helping users sift through the large number of tweets on their feed each day.The service provides a twice-daily summary “of the best tweets for you, delivered via rich push notification”, Twitter’s Gordon Luk said in a blog post.

Highlights, a fast and simple summary of Twitter, lets you catch up quickly on the best stuff that is most relevant to you. To create your Highlights, we look at things like the accounts and conversations that are popular among people you follow, Tweets from people you’re closely tied to, topics and events that are trending in your area or within your network, and people that are popular or trending among people you follow.

When you opt in to receiving Highlights, you will get a notification on your phone up to twice daily letting you know your Highlights are ready. When you open the notification, you’ll go directly into the Twitter app where your Highlights will be displayed in a new interface. View them all by swiping through from right to left. When you’ve reached the last Highlight, another swipe puts you directly into your home timeline.

Initially, Highlights will be available in English to all Android users. Turn it on now by going to Settings. Select your account handle; and in the mobile notifications menu, check the Highlights box. We’re refining the experience on Android first and will consider bringing Highlights to other platforms in the future.

With this latest improvement, we’re delivering the best of Twitter to you, so it’s easier to catch up with your world.



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