Twitter launches ‘Happening Now’ feature for new users

Happening Now is a feature similar to Twitter Moments.
Twitter launches ‘Happening Now’ feature for new users
Twitter launches ‘Happening Now’ feature for new users
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Twitter has launched a new feature called "Happening Now" that will showcase newcomers on its platform tweets about events.

"Happening Now" will highlight groups of tweets about a topic -- starting with sports -- and will expand to other areas like entertainment and breaking news, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday.

"Feel the roar of the crowd, no matter where you are. We're rolling out a new way to see what's happening now, starting with sports! Available on Android and iOS starting today," Twitter posted.

The new feature is similar to Twitter Moments.

But Moments are curated stories showcasing the very best of what's happening on Twitter, customised to show users current topics that are popular or relevant so they can discover what is unfolding on Twitter in an instant.

Moments are also often more visual, featuring images and videos, like Instagram's "Stories".

Last year, Twitter updated its home page for logged-out users so they could see various categories like news, sports and entertainment.

Additionally, Twitter is also working on a new feature that will make it easier to bookmark tweets and then look at them later.

Its existence and ongoing development was revealed by Twitter product manager Jesar Shah and the company’s vice president of product, Keith Coleman announced the existence of the tool and its ongoing development.

This tool was reportedly a top request and Twitter has showcased an early prototype. 

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