Twitter says it would start adding descriptions to some Trends


A few days after Twitter announced that it would start pinning more context to trends, the social media giant has again announced a new update—descriptions are now coming to trends. This is aimed at making it easier for everyone to understand why something is showing up in the Explore tab or when you tap into a particular trend.

More trend updates, even more context. We’ll now add improved headlines and short descriptions to some Trends, so you can get the rundown on why something’s trending when you’re in the Explore tab or you tap into a Trend,” Twitter announced via its Twitter page.

It is important to emphasize at this point that it is not all trends that will have explanation. Trends that feature hashtags for instance may not have explanation, which may leave users with no choice but to guess or dig a bit more to find out the reason for the trend.

This will be available to users on iOS, Android, and desktop. Users in the following countries will be able to access this new update: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Egypt, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

Lately, Twitter announced that it will be replacing “Retweet with comments” with “Quote.” The announcement was accompanied with a GIF showing the “Quote” feature sitting next to the Retweet feature. So, I went straight to my Twitter page to see if the feature was already activated for me, and there it was—right, set go! It is not a big feature/update actually, but let us see how it goes with other users.

Reliable reverse engineer Jane Manchun Wong tweeted a screenshot of the change via her twitter page recently. The new Quote feature has now officially replaced the mouthful one that lined up as a part of two options that allows you to retweet without quoting the original tweet or with it.

A couple of months ago, Twitter started rolling out a feature that quotes retweet counts on Android. This is not actually new to all iOS users as they had their turn not quite long before now. Going forward, when you click the retweet stat button on a tweet, it will only show normal retweets, and not the usual quote retweets.

Quotes will now appear in separate column within the stats view where you will be able to see a feed of every quote retweet your tweet has been able to gain. Twitter announced the arrival of the new feature in a tweet, which of course, is also available on the web version.

Author: Ola Ric

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