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Twitter rolls out a new homepage for users who are not logged in


Twitter has announced a new feature which will effectively allow all users to use the platform without the need to log in. This new feature has been rolled out only to US users currently, and is only available for the desktop version.

As soon as you get to the Twitter homepage, the site normally asks you to register or sign-in in order to enter Twitterverse. However from today, US users will be able to see a new redesigned homepage which will let them enter the platform without logging in. The homepage has been divided into various categories like pop artists, tech blogs, space news, travel stories and even cute animals. Additionally, there is a search bar on top that allows you to manually type your interest and search Twitter accordingly.

This is the first time that netizens will get access to the platform without the need to feed in their login information. What’s more interesting is that the information provided to non-users is also real-time. The company plans to roll it out in other regions soon, however no specific timeline was provided.

Twitter is trying to rope in more users with features that make it easy for first-time visitors to understand the ecosystem. Last year, it rolled out the Instant Timeline feature that readily tailored tweets for first-time registered users’ timeline based on interests, without the need for them to follow anyone.

Twitter recently even let go of the Discover tab and looks to focus on its Recap feature, which is basically the ‘While you were away’ feature we reported about earlier. It even rolled out a retweet with comment feature for iPhone users that enable users to comment on retweets without having to truncate the original tweet in order to fit the 140 character limit.

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  • Published Date: April 16, 2015 12:44 PM IST