Twitter has been experimenting with push notifications for Breaking News events that bring users to related Moments.
The social network confirmed to Patrick Kulp of Mashable that it was testing the feature, and Kulp shared the tweets below illustrating examples from Monday—the terrorist attack at a market in Berlin, and the electoral college victory for President-elect Donald Trump.
Twitter sending breaking news push alerts a new thing? pic.twitter.com/dOCTtT8Lmh
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) December 19, 2016
Just got a breaking news push alert from Twitter. Haven't seen that before. pic.twitter.com/cvE6LYgW3I
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) December 19, 2016
Apparently I'm getting push alerts from Twitter now? pic.twitter.com/XyQsifaTuZ
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) December 19, 2016
Thanks, @twitter. Was dying for this push notification. pic.twitter.com/xdr6563v58
— Michael Collado (@michaelcollado) December 19, 2016
Kulp reported that Twitter has been testing the feature for “months,” including with non-breaking-news topics, such as ABC reality-competition show The Bachelor.
Readers: Would you like to see Twitter launch this feature?
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