New Twitter features focus on the user


11 Aug 2011

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Twitter users will be finding more relevant tweets, especially those that mention them, as the microblogging site implements new features.

Twitter is replacing the Mentions tab with a tab that includes a user’s username. Clicking on this tab will reveal tweets in which a user is mentioned, which tweets by the user are considered Favourites or have been retweeted. A user will also be able to see tweets directly to them and popular tweets among the people a user follows, CNET reported.

Also new is the Activity tab, which will display the most recent Favourites and retweets from the people a user follows.

Twitter is rolling out these changes to just a few users at the moment, but more Twitter users should notice them in their own accounts over the next weeks.

The new tabs will only be available on Twitter’s website.