January 25, 2021

Twitter Unveils Highlights Feature

Twitter’s new feature ‘Highlights’ brings in the ability for you to check out in a flash with summary of the best tweets you missed.


Well, this might be yet another tool by Twitter to keep its users, The micro-blogging service claims in an official blog post that the new feature pushes some of the best tweets of the day directly to your phones.

According to the blog post, the new tool looks at things like the accounts and conversations that are popular among people you follow, tweets from people you are closely tied to and topics and events that are trending in your area.
It is worth noting that the feature is not a compulsory one and users can opt-in and out anytime.
But, when you opt in, it is said that you will get a notification on your phone up to twice daily letting you know your Highlights are ready.

When you open the notification, you’ll go directly into the Twitter app where your Highlights will be displayed in a new interface. View them all by swiping through from right to left. When you’ve reached the last Highlight, another swipe puts you directly into your home timeline.

Here’s how you can turn the feature on;

  • Go to Settings.
  • Select your account handle.
  • In the mobile notifications menu, check the Highlights box.
    This feature is for now available only on Android and is soon expected to be coming into other platforms.