Twitter extends Moment creation to Android and iOS

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Credit: https://techcrunch.com/2016/11/30/twitter-now-lets-mobile-users-make-their-own-moments/?ncid=rss

It’s no news that everyone can now create their Twitter Moment; but only on the web. Now, Twitter has updated the feature and has extended it to both iOS and Android users. It seemed like an odd decision a couple of weeks ago when the first announcement to make the feature available to everyone was made. Good thing is, mobile users didn’t have to wait like forever to start creating their Moment, reports TechCrunch.

Moment by Twitter was launched more than a year ago to encourage more people and give them reason to use the microblogging service. The feature was the company’s own version of Snapchat’s Stories, and was designed to help grow its dwindling user base.

The idea at the early stage was to roll it out to influencers and brands before making it available to everyone. That took a lot of time because Twitter didn’t open up Moment to everyone until September. The delay was not explained actually, but the fact that it eventually opened it up didn’t take us by surprise because its user base wasn’t growing as expected. A feature like Moment was designed to help its dwindling growth. The fact that it has decided to now extend it to mobile means things didn’t go as planned.

Hopefully things work out perfectly this time around and more people can sign up to join the platform. Of course, that’s what the company wants, and that’s why it has extended the feature to mobile users. The truth is that most people access Twitter via their mobile devices these days, so it is easy to see why the company has suddenly extended it to both iOS and Android users.

Twitter’s decision to open up Moments to anyone may not have also been influenced by pressure from other users alone, it may also have been influenced by the need to create more interesting narratives with the service.

It remains to be seen if everyone will use Moments; but opening it up to anyone is quite commendable. That said, Twitter thinks highly of the feature—and continues to promote it across the platform.

To create Moment on mobile, simply find a tweet you would love to add, tap on the download facing arrow on the top right corner, select ‘Add to Moments,’ and you are done. Follow the same instruction every time you want to create a new one.

There you go, start creating your Moment on mobile as all restrictions have been taken out of the way.

Last Tuesday, Twitter users were treated to two new features on their app as the company launched Conversation Ranking and Direct Reply Count. Conversation Rating will give priority to those threads the original poster replied to, which of course, will appear on the top. Twitter will also place replies from those you follow on the top.

Twitter has opted to make things very easy for everyone. The microblogging website will group the replies into sub-conversations based on their context.

Are you excited about this news? Let’s know what you think.


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Author: Ola Ric

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