Twitter rolls out special animation button for Thanksgiving

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Another year, another Thanksgiving day—and everyone is excited to be a part of it. Twitter has just announced a lovely new animated turkey button to celebrate this year’s Thanksgiving day in the US.

The Twitter turkey love button will appear as GIF once you hit the like button—and besides that there is nothing more to it. Response towards the posts are varied as users express how they feel about the GIF animation. While some users commended Twitter for rolling out the GIF to commemorate this year’s Thanksgiving day in the US, some would rather give knocks.

It is cool to see Twitter move away from some of its mounting problems at least for once. The company has been coming under severe criticism for the way it has been handling trolls and fake accounts on its platform. Twitter, as a matter of fact has been doing a lot in that regard, but users want to see more actions being taken against perpetrators of such acts.

One major area many users would love to see Twitter concentrate on is in bringing back its cchronological timeline. It seems the social media giant is already working towards bringing that all-important feature back.

Chronological timeline will display tweets by post time, instead of showing algorithmically that we all have been used to for a while now. Well, it might not be in the order of importance necessarily, but at least you will get to see those tweets as they are posted by other users in your timeline.

Chronological timeline will be represented by a new button that will appear on the top right corner of your feed. When you click it, you will be presented with options for ‘switch to latest tweets’ and content ‘preferences.’

Just to be perfectly clear and to calm fans of the old order [curated feed], the button will always allow you to switch back to previous settings. That means you will still be able to go back to how things were before the switch—so, it is not a permanent one.

Only last week, Twitter announced an update to the Explore tab for iOS—a new tab at the top of the page now organizes all the best tweets “picked just for you.” The microblogging platform announced this minor update in a tweet.

When you visit the tab on your iPhone or iPad, you will see sections such as Entertainment, Sports, News, and Fun at the top. When you tap on any of them, you will see trending topics for that particular section. It is a way to get people to use the Explore feature that was launched last year by Twitter.

t is going to be a tough one getting people to accept this new update for a couple of reasons. What Twitter should have done is give users an option to determine what they want to see first. How on earth do you determine what tweet or content interests a user? Moreover, the update doesn’t seem to give users a workaround—everyone seems stuck with the update.


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Author: Ola Ric

Ola Ric is a professional tech writer. He has written and provided tons of published articles for professionals and private individuals. He is also a social commentator and analyst, with relevant experience in the use of social media services.

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