Friday 9 December 2016

Twitter announces roll-out of 'Moments' service

Published 04/10/2016 | 16:13

Mark Little Photo: Tom Burke
Mark Little Photo: Tom Burke

Twitter has announced the launch of its new “ Moments” guide which will allow users immediate access to the most interesting topics of the day.

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The company says it expects the new service to be used for everything from news events to live concerts and sports events.

Twitter says “Moments” will allow users access to conversations between world leaders, as well as celebrity gossip and sports reports.

Commenting on the launch of the Moments tab in Ireland, Mark Little, Managing Director, Twitter Dublin said: “For ten years, Twitter has been a natural home for a new style of Irish storyteller: fast, fun, and full of character.

"With Moments, we’ve made it easier to find uniquely Irish stories on Twitter, in more depth and breadth. Moments will bring together the multiple Tweets, videos, images and points of view that make up the stories we’re talking about, sometimes before we’re even talking about them.”

Today, most Moments are assembled by Twitter’s curation team, and some are contributed by partners like RTE, The Irish Independent, Newstalk, The Irish Times, Today FM, The Journal.ie and Entertainment.ie  As the feature evolves, more partners will be added. Users are also able to create their own Moments on Twitter.

As new stories emerge throughout the day, the tab will update. Users are also able to swipe through to specific topics like Entertainment or Sports.  For stories that update frequently, there is an option to follow the Moment which blends the Tweets directly into your timeline. This disappears once the story is over.

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