Story image

Twitter goes Exploring: Your Timeline, Moments & Search are now in one tab

03 Feb 17

You may have noticed that the latest version of your Twitter app looks a little different – or will very soon. Now there’s a new tab called Explore, and it’s another feature that offers user the chance to find out what’s happening across Twitter.

The Explore tab is a hybrid of the Twitter timeline, Moments and Search, and will eventually include the ‘best’ of live video.

Twitter has been making a raft of changes over the last year, more closely mirroring the live video features of other social apps such as Snapchat, as well as other news aggregation trends.

“Over the past year, we’ve heard from you that it’s sometimes hard to find what you are looking for on Twitter. Because of this, we've been exploring different ways to make it simpler for people to use Moments, Trends, and Search. During these tests, customers told us that the new Explore tab helped them easily find news, what’s trending, and what’s popular right now,” Twitter said in its blog.

Twitter stresses that no functionality or features are being taken away – they’re just being streamlined to make it “cleaner and easier” for users to find what they want.

The new Explore tab is being rolled out on Twitter for iOS, and will be coming to the Android app in the coming weeks. The company says that users should update to the latest version of the app to see the new features.

Twitter says it’s open to feedback on the Explore tab. The company already has more ideas up its sleeves for new features to come.

Valve stops Steam Link hardware sales; promotes Android app instead
Valve announced that its supply of Steam Link hardware has sold out – and by the looks of it, it won’t be making any more.
Hands-on review: Spyro Reignited Trilogy brings back the PSOne icon
Spyro Reignited Trilogy is a great remake that features new school graphics with old fashioned style of gameplay.
Don't let criminals ruin your online shopping
It’s that time of year again. Not only have New Zealanders developed a bit of a taste for sales like black Friday and cyber Monday, the holiday season is well upon us.
Student app Niesh gets $1m funding windfall
“We’re a data driven company, and we’re using what we know to benefit students and the companies giving them rewards, discounts, and jobs,” explains co-founder Jae Yoo.  
NZ-grown fitness app draws on augmented reality
“I started working on creating an AR app over a year ago starting with just fitness. But as we moved on, it made sense to add in special features."
NZ's online merchants can now offer Google Pay
With Google Pay, customers will be able to speed through checkout with just a few clicks."
Hands-on review: Intel Core i7 8086K Limited Edition
Whilst I’ve seen commemorative coins and stamps, I’ve never seen a commemorative CPU. Intel’s Core i7 8086K is exactly that.
Hands-on review: Logitech G1 Pro Gaming Headphones and Mouse
For the serious gamer, this kit will have you happily spreading mayhem in glorious surround sound.