Twitter will make updates on its platform at the end of 2019. As planned, the update will serve few new features, one of which is to follow or follow a topic on Twitter.
When the feature has been runned by the company, the users will be able to follow a variety of topics.
For example, soccer teams, celebrities, television shows, etc., with a number of tweets on that topic will appear on the user’s homepage. The topic will be curated by Twitter with the help of machine learning.
The company claims that it will not give all the topics desired by its users. This is based on the thought, because there are some topics that are sensitive and can be misused by some parties.
“Our desire is to be more ambitious about the level of change. We are present into the product,” said by The Twitter’s Product Lead. Kayvon Beykpour, as quoted by CNET.
The topic follow feature is just now in the testing phase on Twitter of Android. While only sports-related topics that the users can follow in this test time.
Beside to following the topic, Twitter will also give a topic silence feature.
This feature allows the users to choose specific topics that they want to mute. This topic’s mute feature is quite useful for the fans of tv series. So, they can hide the tweet related to the topic and avoiding the spoilers.
The company is also testing a new feature that allows the users to set their own preferred topics. By combining keywords and Twitter accounts. This list can be accessed by swipe or sliding from the home line. More practical than searching and opening the Moments tab.
Twitter also just introduced a search feature on their DM.
This feature allows users to create threads in direct conversation and search for specific messages via keywords.