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Twitter To Email You Weekly Highlights From Your Feed

Twitter will soon be bringing the best of your news feed to your email, delivering a weekly roundup of the top stories from your timeline.

Including the tweets and links you're most likely to be interested in based on those you follow on the microblogging site, the email will also consist of the "most engaging" stories and tweets other users saw in their own feeds, if retweeted or marked as a favourite by them.

"Stories feature a design similar to the recently updated Discover tab, emphasizing who shared each story beneath summaries to help you decide which ones matter most to you," explained a post published Monday on the Twitter blog.

"Click any headline to finish reading the story, add your take by tweeting directly from the email, and see related Tweets from the people you follow."

Looks like the recent hiring of the RestEngine staff came in quite handy for Twitter then.

News of this feature marks quite an interesting move for the company, whose focus on real-time activity has predominantly been their main selling point. But after the company's acquisition of Summify earlier this year, it looks as though Twitter is up for going back to basics - as well as looking for a way to rival Google+ and its email digest system.

Twitter users can take advantage of this feature within "the next few weeks", explained the company. But for those who wish to opt out, they can do so by adjusting their notification settings.

Source: PCWorld

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