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Twitter for iOS gets sections in search tab to see tweets you care about

Twitter is improving conversations on the platform as it tries to curb misinformation and fake news.

  • Published: November 15, 2018 2:22 PM IST

Twitter is making it easier for its users to look at tweets they care about. This is another attempt by the micro-blogging platform to simply communication and ensure that conversation do not get lost in millions of tweets sent everyday.

Twitter is rolling out an update for its app on iOS in the US where users now see tweets they care in the search tab via new “sections” menu. The Twitter search tab in the iOS app now offers a vertically scrolling list of trending topics and the users can now move horizontally to view the top news and tweets.

“We added sections so it’s easier for you to see the Tweets you care about the most, starting today in the US,” the company said in a tweet yesterday. The announcement comes amidst Twitter’s effort to revamp its experience on the social platform and curb spread of misinformation on the platform. There are also reports of Twitter working on an edit button in order to correct typos in tweet but there is no clarity on its roll out just yet.

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently visited India where he met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi to discuss his company’s efforts to fight fake news in the country. He also assured the government that it is taking preventive measures against misinformation ahead of election in 2019.

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Dorsey also spoke at an event in IIT-Delhi where he addressed challenges with delivering accurate news on the platform. While the Home Secretary criticized the platform for being slow in response to limiting fake news, Dorset reiterated that Twitter is doing enough to curb the spread of fake news in the country and is better prepared for upcoming election.

  • Published Date: November 15, 2018 2:22 PM IST