Twitter ditches Discovery and Activity, upgrades Trends features for mobile

Twitter has dumped the Discover tab, which is the section within the Twitter app showing trending or most popular topics.


Twitter has dumped the Discover tab, which is the section within the Twitter app showing trending or most popular topics. However, this doesn't mean the micro-blogging site has bid goodbye to the feature and that kind of information will now be seen within the Search tab. Moreover, along with the trending tag, you will also view a more detailed description.

"We know that trends aren’t always self-explanatory, so now you’ll see a description below each trend. Since trends tend to be abbreviations without context, like #NYFW, a description will make it clear that this trend is about New York Fashion Week," Twitter said in an official blogpost.

The reason for this change is to help Twitter users discover more content. "It aligns with other changes Twitter has made over the past year, including the addition of recommended tweets in user Timelines. Twitter has long argued it has the best content on the Web, but finding that content has always been a challenge," explains Re/code.

It is a part of this change that Twitter has decided to move Trends to the search page and retire Discover and Activity for all iOS and Android users.

Android and iOS users will have to upgrade to the latest Twitter app to access new features. The new trends with descriptions experience will start rolling out to users in the US. The micro-blogging site is currently experimenting with similar features on web and also plan to expand it to other countries soon.

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