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Twitter tests ‘News’ tab to show breaking news on mobile apps


Washington: Twitter has been experimenting with a new feature on the iOS and Android devices, which serves users with news.

According to the Verge, the ‘news’ tab is present at the bottom of the app’s navigation bar, between notifications and messages

A Twitter spokesperson said in the statement that they are experimenting with a news experience on iOS and Android as they continue to explore new ways to surface the best content to users.

When the users click on the news tab, the trending stories are shown which are curated from major news organizations. When the users select a story they are brought to a view that shows off the beginning of a news story with a link to tap for the full article and top related tweets.

It is exact date of release of the feature is unknown. The tab has already rolled out to both iOS and Android users in Japan, but there is no information on exactly where and when it will roll out to other users. (ANI)

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