Twitter Makes ‘Moments’ Feature Available to Indian Users
Twitter on Friday rolled out its ‘Moments’ feature for India. The new feature will let the Indian Twitterati curate stories by stitching multiple tweets into a slideshow. Twitterverse can now curate tweets from their followers or trending hashtags in the form of a story. Moments which earlier started with “influencers, partners and brands” helps the user keep track of stories and breaking news by curating content. It appears as a separate tab on a user’s profile. The feature has been available to users in the United States for about a year-and-a-half and has been quite successful. Along with Moments India partners and Twitter’s curation team, Twitter has also made it easier for users to discover latest ‘Moments’ across various news categories with the new ‘Explore’ tab.
Twitter India in a statement said, “While people were able to view ‘Moments’ from select partners before, they can now make and share ‘Moments’ and tell their own story. People can simply visit the Explore tab on Twitter or Twitter Lite, where they will discover stories unfolding on Twitter every day.” The statement further reads, “This gives Indians the opportunity to tell their stories globally, sharing the wonderful things that happen every day in the country with the rest of the world.”
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) December 15, 2017
IANS quoted Twitter as saying, “People can simply visit the Explore tab on Twitter or Twitter Lite, where they will discover stories unfolding on Twitter every day. Start scrolling to dive right into the story, with immersive images and autoplaying videos and GIFs. The progress bar at the bottom indicates how much more each Moment has to offer. Like a Moment by hitting the heart button. At the end of a Moment, click the share button to Tweet your thoughts, and send it out to your followers.”