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Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Twitter brings 'live' tweaks with 'Happening Now' tweets for newbies

Twitter brings 'live' tweaks with 'Happening Now' tweets for newbies

Highlighting the best of its platform - via products like Happening now, Moments, topic-based tweets in its Explore tab, and more - gives these users a chance to get value out of Twitter without having to build lists of people to follow in their timelines. Been a top request!

Twitter is set to introduce a bookmark tool that would allow users to save a tweet privately and swiftly go back to it later.

To that effect, Twitter replaced the original star icon to favorite tweets with hearts in late 2015.

When you tap into a game to see more, the current score appears at the top of a customized timeline containing real-time tweets about the event.

Here's an early prototype of the feature.

- While most tweets are a quick read, a lot of people still want a way to save those worthy of a more in-depth inspection. However, it could be misinterpreted, as a heart represents a positive emotion about something.

This new feature, born out of Hack Week, should provide an alternative that maintains a user's privacy and will make saving articles easier. For the same thing, Twitter user can share their feedback with hashtag, #SaveForLater. All of the bookmarked tweets will be stored in a dedicated part of the app.

The company launched the feature with a focus on sports first, and will later tackle other topics such as breaking news and entertainment, as reported by TechCrunch. But according to a Twitter spokesperson, the company will launch it publicly soon.

Shah said that the company is looking for feedback from its users to further refine the feature.

But the emphasis from Twitter has been on what's going on live, as the social site continues to stream live sports of all kinds and become a home for Stadium, a new 24-hour sports channel. Year to date, the stock is up over 8%, while in the last one-year, it is down nearly 11%. Twitter and Facebook representatives are expected to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on November 1 to detail their efforts in handling such situations.

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