Twitter gets a News tab for iOS and Android apps

Twitter Testing “News” Tab on iOS and Android App

The feature is currently being tested on the iOS and Android versions of its app.

Twitter is reportedly testing a new feature that will allow users to read trending news content in time and with ease. There will be a separate tab called “News” on iOS and Android version of its apps.

“We’re experimenting with a news experience on iOS and Android as we continue to explore new ways to surface the best content to users”, a Twitter spokesperson told a leading tech site.

After clicking on the news tab, users will be taken to news headlines from well-reputed news platforms like CBS News and The New York Times.

The news feature may bear a striking resemblance to the “Discover” feature that already exists on Twitter, but has a more limited scope, i.e. news.

For now, there will be no ads in news, but there is a possibility that Twitter may eventually allow them somewhere down the lane.

With “Project Lightening” feature coming soon, Twitter is focusing more on keeping its users updated with recent news and events.

The test feature is already live in Japan, but there is no word on when it will be available in other regions.


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