With an aim to keep its users engaged with the site, popular micro blogging service Twitter has launched a new ‘News’ tab in Android as well as iOS devices. Introduced in the USA and Japan, the new News tab can be found in the Twitter app’s bottom row of icons. The newly released feature integrates a list of headlines trending on the website. Users are apparently redirected to the full news, commonly known as the story screen after they click on the headline.
The story screen features a block of text from the report, an image and associated tweets describing about the news.
Twitter has not yet announced that when would the feature be available across the globe but one may download the beta version to have a look on the experimental feature. Twitter further revealed that there are no ads associated with the feature.
While Facebook enjoys a 1.4 billion strong user base, Twitter lags behind with just 320 million users. However Twitter is trying hard to grow its user base by introducing many new features and fixes. The microblogging website was recently in the news when it added four Indian languages Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi and Tamil to its Android app and Web. Earlier it made the headlines when it introduced a native Windows 10 app.