Tweet this: Twitter introduces highlights instead of hashtags


Inundated with hashtags, re-tweets and favourites? Now you can sift through them and find the important ones easily, thanks to a new Twitter feature.

Called ‘Highlights’, the feature rolled out very recently by the microblogging site is aimed at helping users sift through the large number of tweets on their feed each day.

The service provides a twice-daily summary “of the best tweets for you, delivered via rich push notification”, Twitter’s Gordon Luk said in a blog post.

Highlights is limited to English-language readers with the Twitter app installed on an Android device, Daily Mail reported.

“We want to help you get the most out of Twitter, no matter how much time you spend with it. While your home timeline is a great place to browse through and engage with tweets, we know it can be challenging to find the time to get through everything,” Luk wrote.

To enable the feature on your account, launch the official Twitter app and bring up the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of your screen.

Select Settings from the drop-down, and then press on your account name. Tap on Mobile Notifications. Scroll down until you find the new option titled Highlights and press on it.

The check box should display a check mark, marking the feature as active.

Twitter users who opt for the service on their Android device will see a new Highlights section in a push notification.

A push notification leads to an area where users can browse popular tweets from people they know, as well as trending stories.