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Twitter Announces Updated 'Discover' Tab

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by Mariel Norton, 02 May 2012News

Yesterday saw Twitter announce the news that the company would be improving its 'Discover' tab both on the site and for mobile apps.

The Discover tool was introduced back in December as part of a major redesign for the microblogging site, with the tab designed to show trending topics and hashtags, along with suggestions of who to follow and stories to read based on details of the user's connections.

According to Twitter's vice president of product, Satya Patel, the update will provide more relevant content, as well as surface "more personalised and meaningful" stories for its users.

"The Discover tab makes it easy to discover information that matters to you without having to follow additional accounts," says Patel. "We've incorporated additional personalisation signals to select Discover stories, including Tweets that are popular among the people you follow and the folks they follow."

Patel then went on to explain how the new design will display who tweeted certain stories, and not just the ones trending. "You can click 'View Tweets' on any story to see popular Tweets from your network or recent, relevant Tweets directly below the story summary. This social context helps you understand why each story matters to you and makes it easier to join the conversation."

The updated Discover version will be rolled out to users on both Twitter.com and Twitter's mobile apps over the following weeks.

Source: Mashable

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