Published On : Sat, Jan 3rd, 2015

Twitter to serve recap tweets to users with its new ‘while you were away’ feature


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Nagpur Today.

Micro-blogging social network Twitter is trying to take Facebook hands down by adding more user friendly features to its site. Taking another step in this direction Twitter has given another New Year gift to the users by facilitating them to take a recap account of the things that happened when they were not online. The micro-blogging site has launched a new ‘while you were away’ service which recaps important tweets users may have missed since their last login. However it works like Facebook’s news feed that presents status updates and posts in a ranked manner, but then it is an added advantage for Tweeples.

The new feature includes what the micro blogging site thinks to be the best tweets to the top of a user’s timeline the next time they open their Twitter account. It is the first major Twitter feature beyond promoted tweets and adverts to sort tweets in a non-chronological fashion.

“Every time you open the Twitter app, you’ll see something great,” Twitter said when it announced the new feature as part of its “Timeline Highlights” improvements.

The new feature aims at preserving important tweets that could get drowned out by the rapid flow of tweets on a daily basis.

More than 500 million tweets are sent a daily basis, with many users following hundreds of accounts. Whereas Facebook has 1.3 billion users to Twitter’s 284 million.