Twitter today announced the addition of a new "Happening Now" feature that is designed to surface customized recommendations for tweets about a particular topic or event that's going on in the world.

Events are displayed at the top of the Twitter timeline in the Twitter app, and clicking on one of the available events displays a list of tweets that are grouped up by event.

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Twitter is rolling out the Happening Now feature for sports-related events to start with, but it will expand to other types of content in the future. It will eventually highlight tweets about live video, TV, and breaking news.


Happening Now joins other tools to surface non-timeline tweets like Moments and Explore. In a statement to BuzzFeed News, a Twitter spokesperson said the feature is meant to make it easier to find conversations about events users are interested in.

"There's so much happening on Twitter all the time, but it could be easier to find events you are interested in, and the conversation around those events, in the moment," the spokesperson told BuzzFeed News. "If we know you are a Giants fan, we can guess you'd love to see the conversation specifically around a game. All this content already exists on Twitter - with Happening Now, we're collecting it and making it simpler for you to find it in one place."

Happening now is available on Android and iOS devices starting today.

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Top Rated Comments

ipedro Avatar
88 months ago
Feature wise Twitter is really on the ball now. Just be nice if they cracked down on the Nazis and white supremacists that we all want gone. X
They’re getting good at that too hiding highly flagged tweets and users that its own machine learning has flagged. It’s also possible to block certain words. That makes them easy to block out since 99.9% of those undesirables use a certain very predictable vocabulary.
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EdT Avatar
88 months ago
Here come the complaints about wanting a chronological timeline, completely unrelated to this change.
I don't want you to be disappointed so here it is: I want chronological order back.

Actually, if they could get the ratio of ads down to 1 ad per every 4 or 5 people that I actually follow I'll drop the chrono complaint.
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0098386 Avatar
88 months ago
Feature wise Twitter is really on the ball now. Just be nice if they cracked down on the Nazis and white supremacists that we all want gone. X
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