It used to be that there were apps dedicated to news in which we could get our stories and articles from. While such platforms still exist, social media is another medium in which we can discover stories that are trending that are being shared by our friends and family members, and it this aspect that Twitter wants to leverage.
The company has recently rolled out a new feature for its iOS and Android apps called “Popular Articles” and as the name suggests, this will show users articles that are popular at the moment that are being shared or discussed by people you follow. This new feature has since been confirmed by Twitter to BuzzFeed News.
According to their report, “The Popular Articles feature is just what it sounds like — a list of stories people you follow on Twitter are currently tweeting about, or otherwise engaging with. It also shows links to articles popular in your particular location.” This isn’t the first time that Twitter has explored when trying to figure out new ways to make its platform more useful to its users.
However as BuzzFeed News points out, the new feature is similar to a third-party app called Nuzzel which more or less does the same thing, but if you prefer native/integrated features, then perhaps this could be worth checking out.