Twitter Rolling Out 'While You Were Away' Recap Feature to Some Users

 
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Twitter Rolling Out 'While You Were Away' Recap Feature to Some Users
Twitter back in November at its analyst day promised some features that it believed will increase user engagement, and one of them was the 'While you were away' recap, which has reportedly been spotted by multiple users.

The company in its blog had detailed the feature as, "We're exploring ways to surface relevant Tweets so the content that is interesting to you is easy to discover."

Techcrunch reports that the 'While you were away' recap of tweets has been rolling out to "significant numbers of users" tipping that the full rollout is imminent.

The new 'While you were away' feature, much like Facebook, shows major tweets from a user's network since the last login and shows them on top of the timeline.

The report quoted the company describing the feature in November, "Every time you open the Twitter app, you'll see something great." The 'While you were away' recap of tweets feature was announced alongside the upcoming "instant timeline" feature that is also due to be released.

CNBC's Eli Langer also spotted the new 'While you were away' on his Twitter mobile app on New Year's Eve.

A search query for 'while you were away' on Twitter reveals that the feature is now available to a considerable number of users. The report mentions that some users saw "the feature as early as the first week of December."

"The algorithm that Twitter uses to source your 'best' tweets from your friends is crucial to its success," adds the report.

In other news, Twitter on Thursday shared the list of most popular New Year 2015 resolutions shared by its users on the micro-blogging platform. According to the findings, Work Out topped the list of New Year 2015 resolutions followed by Be Happy and Lose Weight.

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Ketan Pratap

Ketan Pratap covers daily news and rumours at Gadgets 360. He attended IIMC (Indian Institute of Mass Communication), majoring in English Journalism. Ketan is a ... More

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