Twitter kills Discover and Activity Tab, adds Trends on Android and iPhone

Twitter has removed the Discover and Activity Tab on its mobile apps for Android and iPhone. The microblogging site is taking down these features that showed users what topics were trending or most popular within their network.


Twitter is instead adding a new Tailored Trends feature that will be present under search page on mobile app. This section will give more details by adding a short description about the current trends on the network.  The move comes from Twitter to make it easier for users to find new content easily. Users will no longer be able to see the activity of people they follow, including who other users are following and what tweets they favorite.

“Since trends tend to be abbreviations without context, like #NYFW, a description will make it clear that this trend is about New York Fashion Week. The new trends experience may also include how many Tweets have been sent and whether a topic is trending up or down.”

said Twitter on a company blog post.

The latest Tailored Trends feature is rolling out to English-language users in the U.S. on iOS and Android. Twitter said that it is working on expanding the feature to other countries as well.

Author: Sneha Bokil

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