Twitter experimented with a TikTok-style Explore tab and one-off photo and video alerts

Twitter experimented with a TikTok-style Explore tab and one-off photo and video alerts

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    Along with the Explore tab, Twitter Safety shared a post on December 8 introducing the one-time warning feature. Twitter mentions in the post that it is aware that people use the platform to discuss the happenings of the world, “which sometimes means sharing unsettling or sensitive content.” This feature was announced after Twitter had mentioned in an earlier blog post that it is trying a new human-first approach to reporting content. It is being designed to simplify the reporting process for users. This approach is currently being tested with a small userbase in the United States and is expected to be made widely available next year.

  • Twitter carried out a limited rollout of the new Explore tab on December 8. The Explore tab is now divided into ‘Trending’ and ‘For You’ sections. Many users have pointed out the layout resembles that of TikTok. It is also speculated to function similarly, where users simply need to swipe for new content. This feature is currently available in some countries for those who use Twitter in English on Android and iOS.

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