Twitter now lets you pin lists as tabs, tests “Fleets”, and starts rolling out threaded replies for Android
If you’re an avid Twitter user, you’d already know that the platform’s Lists feature can really help you streamline your feed and make it easier for you to follow specific topics or people. In a bid to make accessing these lists even easier, Twitter is now rolling out a new feature that will allow users to pin lists as tabs right next to the main timeline. According to a recent tweet from the official Twitter Support handle, this new feature has already started rolling out to Twitter on Android and it lets you easily swipe over to your custom lists directly from the home tab.
On Android? Now you can pin Lists to swipe over to them from your Home tab too!
We’re rolling this out starting today. https://t.co/jbLZpi4joG
— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) March 3, 2020
As Android Police explains, the feature can be found within the Lists option in the side menu on the Twitter app. To pin any list as a tab, all you need to do is tap on the new pin icon next to the list and it’ll instantly appear right next to the main timeline on the app’s home screen. However, before you can access the tabbed list, you’ll need to close the Twitter app and launch it again to trigger the tabbed interface. The feature allows you to pin up to five of your favorite lists for quick access.
We’ve been listening to this feedback and working to create new capabilities that address some of the anxieties that hold people back from talking on Twitter. Today, in Brazil only, we’re starting a test (on Android and iOS) for one of those new capabilities. It’s called Fleets. pic.twitter.com/6MLs8irb0c
— Kayvon Beykpour (@kayvz) March 4, 2020
Along with the aforementioned tabbed lists feature, Twitter is also testing a new feature called “Fleets” which will allow users to share temporary tweets that disappear after 24 hours. According to a recent string of tweets from Kayvon Beykpour, product lead at Twitter, these new Fleets won’t crowd your timeline and can only be viewed by tapping on your avatar. He further reveals that the only way users can interact with Fleets is by sending a DM to the poster, with no option to Retweet, Like or post a public reply. As of now, the new Fleets feature is only being rolled out to Twitter users in Brazil, with no information from the company regarding a wider rollout.
Furthermore, Twitter is also rolling out threaded replies on Android, which was previously being tested on iOS. Our Editor-in-Chief, Mishaal Rahman, has already received the feature on his device and, just as you’d expect, it makes browsing through replies a whole lot easier. The attached screenshot above shows how the threaded replies should appear on your device once the feature finally rolls out to more users.
Via: Android Police