After a positive response in the US, Twitter has launched its new feature ‘Moments’ – curated slideshows of image and video tweets about trending news and events in the UK. Also Read - Explained: Can Twitter get banned in India?Also Read - Twitter vs government: Twitter India loses legal protection for not complying with IT rules on time
Twitter generally serves users with text, photos and videos in a chronological format, allowing them to keep up with news and events. But after realizing the needs of a new user, Twitter roped in some former journalists and designed ‘Moments’ to make it easier for new or casual members to use the social networking site and keep up with the trending topics around the globe, The Telegraph reports. Also Read - Twitter friends/followers seeking your unwanted attention could be Unmentioned
Twitter users in the UK will now see a ‘lightning bolt’ at the bottom of the app. When pressed, a curated slideshows of image and video tweets that are based around a trending topic or news item are displayed. When a user selects a topic, for example, Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere, a series of tweets, along with images and videos around the topic are displayed.
Users can browse different areas, including news, sports and entertainment to see moments about those subjects. Some users in Britain are served with tweets focused on Tim Peake, the first British astronaut in over 20 years to go to space. Twitter had rolled out features like “While you were away” recaps to cater to needs of user to keep up with trending topics, however, the move met with mixed responses.