Twitter Starts Rolling Out ‘Recap’, A Compilation Of Important Tweets You Missed
On Wednesday, Twitter started rolling out a new feature dubbed ‘Recap’ which shows a compilation of tweets a user missed while he/she was absent from the social network site.
The social media site displays tweets in real time as they happen which makes it an ideal platform to keep up with latest news and trends – as long as a user is online. Once a user goes offline, he/she is bound to miss a lot of happenings which is tackled by ‘while you were away…’ feature.
As mentioned above, the Recap will display a collection of select tweets that a user might be interested in which consequently will increase a user’s engagement with the site. Speaking of the said feature, Twitter’s Product Manager Paul Rosania stated that its goal is to keep users in touch regardless of how time they spend on it:
Our goal is to help you keep up — or catch up — with your world, no matter how much time you spend on Twitter. With a few improvements to the home timeline we think we can do a better job of delivering on that promise without compromising the real time nature of Twitter.
This is how it works, more or less at least: the feature takes into account a number of factor including the time that a particular user spends on the site. The users who spend more time on Twitter will see only a couple of tweets under ‘while you were away…’ and vice versa.
Twitter has now started rolling out Recap on Apple’s iOS-based devices including iPhone, iPad, and iPad touch. There’s no concrete release window for the Web, Android-based, and Windows devices, but you can expect these versions to roll out soon as well.
Clearly, this is not the first time Twitter is striving to increase its users’ interaction. Back in August 2014, the company announced a new feature that showed users tweets from other users whom they didn’t follow – a drastic change since Twitter is based on showing you Tweets only from your followers.
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