Twitter today announced plans to add new top tweet recaps to timelines within its iOS app, which display important tweets that were sent while a user was away from the app.
According to Twitter, these tweet recaps will include a "few of the best tweets" that users might not have seen otherwise, which are selected by engagement and other unspecified factors. Users who check in on only every so often may see the tweet recaps quite often, while users who continually use Twitter will see fewer recaps as they're already up to date on what's going on.
Our goal is to help you keep up -- or catch up -- with your world, no matter how much time you spend on Twitter. With a few improvements to the home timeline we think we can do a better job of delivering on that promise without compromising the real time nature of Twitter.
Missed tweet recaps will be marked with a "While you were away" heading within the iOS app, and should begin appearing for iOS users today as the update rolls out. Tweet recaps will make their way to the web "soon."