Twitter introduces notifications that recommend who to follow and keeps you up-to-date on popular tweets


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As a long time Twitter user, I’ve managed to accumulate a huge list of users I follow. Everything from hot chicks, to celebs, Android users, and parody accounts. Needless to say, it’s become daunting trying to keep up with Tweets from 700 people throughout the day. Turns out, Twitter is on top of this, and they’re rolling out a new feature to help keep their users “in the know” inside Twitter-land — no matter how many people they follow.

Using personalized “recommendations”, Twitter will now notify you when multiple Twitter peeps follow a new user, or retweet the same tweet. According to Twitter, it’s not as spammy as it sounds, and it’s a great way for those who aren’t glued to their Twitter feeds all day to get a notified of the important stuff that happens on their feed (especially useful for news).

For those that find the new feature too much of a nuisance, “Recommendations” push notifications can be turned off at any time from inside your Twitter app’s settings. Download link provided below for those wanting to give it a shot.

[Twitter on Google Play]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Why would we “update” to this when you gave us the link to 5.0?

  2. That updates pure Wackness compared to 5.0.

  3. Wish it was 5.0 since I can’t join the group to be a beta tester. I had the apk installed, but my phone Auto updated and zapped it

    1. Yeah, I think there’s been like 2 updates to the regular app since 5.0 hit beta. Every time I think, “This is gonna be it!” and then I’m let down :c

    2. I wondering why mine stopped working. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the apk but it didn’t work and had to go back to the original. maybe if I disabled auto updates?

      1. Yeah actually naturally mine did the same thing, I uninstalled and reinstalled. I haven’t yet tried reinstalling the apk yet. Disabling automatic updates would probably do the trick

      2. tried it. worked. now where’s my Grammy?

  4. Greeeeat. Just what I need. More “helpful” suggestions from a machine that doesn’t have an inkling of a clue.

  5. no use to me, I’m barely in my twitter nowadays anyway… Guess someone might like it

  6. I can’t think of anything to avoid more than Twitter recommendations.

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