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It is popular on social media sites to follow celebrities and others in the public eye, and Twitter has been the pioneer of this form of communication. For the folks who miss the tweets from the people they care about the most, Twitter are creating a new feature. They are testing a “Fave People” timeline that groups preferred users in one section.

Source: wallstreet.com

The feature is reported to be tested among a small group of Android users, and in December, an Android update enabled the user to favourite other people to receive a notification for every tweet those specific accounts published. The new feature is grouping these accounts together in order for the user to have more control over their favourite people online.

The concept is similar to Twitter’s “Lists” feature, which allows the user to organise their followed accounts into categories such as “celebrities” or “Journalists”.

Source: mashable.com

Twitter are yet to comment on the experiment, but this comes to no surprise as the site is renowned for quietly testing new features before rolling them out to the public. Another fine example of this is recently, when they changed the Twitter design, that is similar to that of both Facebook and Google+. Despite the site being more accessible, there is a certain charm that will be lost if they decide to stick with the newer version of the profile pages.

The main picture and bio will be scaled to the left, and there will be a significantly change to the general layout of the page. This is a departure from Twitter’s signature look, so this may spell a new era for the company as they try and catch up with Facebook in the user stakes.

Source: mashable.com

These changes will more than likely be a success as it looks as if Twitter plans on changing the general image of their company. It is also a massive risk as they currently have a strong fan base with the image being one of the main selling points. There have been various Facebook cosmetic updates in the past that have not gone down well with their community, but with Twitter’s popularity at present, it is no doubt that they will ring in the changes for the better.

Alex is an English Literature and Sociology undergraduate whose love for written word has led him to write about some obscure topics in his time. Currently a content writer at Social Media Frontiers, be sure to follow him @AlexSatSMF.

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