Twitter communities are private, networking by interest launched last year, will now get its own algorithm-based timeline, similar to Twitter’s home timeline, where the most relevant and interesting conversations will appear. Company announced on Wednesday, it will begin testing the feature across communities on iOS, Android, and the web, initially with a select group of users.
In this test, the algorithmic timeline will be called “For You” and the chronological timeline will be called “Last”. Users will be able to switch between the two options, Twitter notes, and the option you set for a given community will be the default every time you return to that group.
The company said that this option will help users stay up to date with the most popular conversations in communities where there is a lot of activity. He then pointed to communities as Harry Styles fan group a culinary community and Xbox Community, as examples.
However, in our experience in over 20 communities, the problem is not keeping up with all the conversations going on, but that the problem is the lack of conversations.
But these new timeline options can also help solve this problem, as any tweets that involve them can be pushed to the top of the feed. This can help make the quiet community more active.
The idea behind Twitter Communities was to create a space within the larger public social network Twitter where people could connect with others who share the same interests. But in fact, Communities and another feature of Twitter, Topics, have a lot of overlap, helping people discover conversations about a given topic by personalizing their feed with tweets, events, and even ads related to the topics they follow. In other words, if you just want to tune in to a conversation about Apple or startups, for example, you can simply subscribe to that thread.
While Communities could allow users to connect more directly with people who regularly post on a particular topic, Twitter decided to implement this feature in a strange, semi-public format. Your tweets in communities are public, but only other members of the community can reply. This design choice may limit engagement, as users may feel uncomfortable talking publicly about their niche interests. And because community tweets are tied to your core Twitter identity, you still feel insecure, just like posting to a global public feed.
If you’re in the test group, you’ll be able to choose how you’d like to view your community timeline from a new setting in the top right corner of every community page, Twitter says, just like the Twitter home page. schedule.
This change follows other community updates, including providing moderators and administrators the ability to pin their community tweets (web)Addendum community search (web and iOS) removing mod/admin member (web and Android) and search for participants (on all platforms).
Twitter notes that more features will be coming to Communities in the coming months as they develop further, a statement that seems to be somewhat contradictory. Bloomberg’s latest report it says work on consumer-facing features like spaces, communities, and newsletters is now downsizing amid a broader restructuring.
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