Just days after releasing significant updates to its iPhone and Android apps, Twitter announced Tuesday its plan to upgrade its ‘Discover’ tab on both Twitter.com and its mobile apps.
Twitter introduced Discover in December as part of an overhaul to its website and mobile apps. The tab displays trending topics and hashtags, suggests people to follow and recommends stories based on your connections, location and language settings.
In a company blog post, Satya Patel, vice president of product at Twitter, says the company has improved Discover’s recommendation algorithm to surface more relevant and meaningful content. Stories will also be given “social context” — i.e., you’ll be able to see which of your connections tweeted about each story and what they had to say about it. This, says Patel, will help you “understand why each story matters to you and make it easier to join the conversation.”
The improved version of Discover will roll out to users on Twitter.com and Twitter’s apps for iPhone and Android in the coming weeks.
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