Twitter Introduces Moments
Twitter recently announced the release of its newest feature called ‘Moments’. A take on the Instagram and Snapchat feature called ‘Stories’. Twitter’s Moments will allow users to create a moment about almost anything that they may feel relates to their interests. Since last year, Twitter has been trying to introduce several new features to the tweeting service.
Early in August, the social-media company announced that it would be launching the new feature soon not only for its users but also for a larger group of business and companies.
A Moment is a curated story that will showcase a number of tweets in order to help other users stay updated on whatever topics they may choose. The ability to stitch together multiple tweets that are related to each other, into one single post and create a Moment is an interesting addition to Twitter.
To help users to understand how to create a Moment easily, Twitter posted a short explanatory video that goes through each of the steps. By updating the application you will begin to see the new Moments feature in a tab on the right of your profile.
Simply click on the ‘Create a New Moment’ button and then select from a variety of tweets that are based on one topic. You can even add an image to it that will feature as a cover photo. You can then include tweets across the different Twitter platforms you have used. By clicking on the heart you can ‘love’ the Moment.
With other applications like Facebook, Snap and Instagram offering a similar such feature, it is up to Twitter to create a unique experience that makes them stand out and gives them the ability to hold their ground.
As we mentioned, Facebook’s Instagram and Snapchat already have their own Stories section, giving users a similar experience of curated news from the Internet. The feature has been long-delayed and it would have been remarkable if Twitter had done things better already. It is worth noting that the company is cliffhanging to sustain itself from a possible sell out, as rumours last week surfaced hinting that Google and Salesforce are on the frontier to bid for the company. Interestingly, Walt Disney, Microsoft and a bunch of other companies were also reported to be in the queue to appear in the bidding.
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by techtalks @TechTalks October 17, 2016 5:11 AM UTC