Twitter adds a search tool for DM & # 39; s in addition to live photos & # 39; s and topic suggestions
- Twitter continues to introduce new functions and tests for its users
- The company says it will enable users to search DM & # 39; s and upload live photos
- It will soon be testing new topic features that allow users to follow certain topics
- Many new functions are aimed at making conversations more streamlined
Twitter continues to release new tests and features, including changes to direct messages, new photo opportunities, and more streamlined conversation tracking methods.
In a press event this week, Twitter announced that in its direct pipeline it will develop the ability to search for direct messages, making it easier to find specific conversations in your inbox, and will also start supporting live photo & # 39 s.
According to Karissa Bell of Mashable, live photos & # 39; s – an iOS feature that records a short period before and after a photo is taken – are displayed as GIF.
New photo functions and searchable direct messages are coming to Twitter as the company searches for new ways to improve discussions and make the platform more user-friendly.
From there, users can reorder their photos for the first time after loading into a tweet.
The function works after the image is placed, which helps to prevent confusing threads that contain images that are not in the correct order.
Both photo and DM tweaks complement a more experimental and audience-focused test that allows users to track individual topics in the same way as an account.
Topics can include a sports team, an event, a celebrity, movies, and more.
Once followed, the feature then collects relevant tweets in a user's timeline, including content from followed accounts and otherwise.
WHAT IS THE NEW SUBJECT FUNCTION OF TWITTER?
Twitter will soon test to let users follow topics they are interested in.
The option collects content from the entire platform and includes sports, entertainment and more.
Topics are compiled by Twitter and presented to users using a machine-learning algorithm.
As reported by The Verge, topics will be managed by Twitter and suggestions will be given to users through a machine-learning algorithm.
The feature has yet to be fully rolled out by the company, but is currently only being tested on Android devices for sports-only topics.
The ability to track topics reflects yet another feature that the company recently rolled out and allows users to subscribe to conversations they want to follow – such as topics, the company hopes the tool helps streamline conversations on its platform.
Conversation subscriptions give both iOS and Android mobile users the opportunity to subscribe to tweets that they find interesting.
Twitter previously unveiled a new subscription feature that allows users to follow responses to a tweet of their choice.
After subscribing, they choose to receive notifications as more people respond to the tweet, which means they can better follow the conversation in theory.
Tweaks to the conversation from the conversation are likely in response to some rather public displays of the often chaotic interface of the platform.
Problems with the threading of the site were publicly raised earlier this year when a conversation between tech journalist Kara Swisher and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey that took place entirely on the platform resulted in a scatter shot.
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