Like to follow a bunch of accounts but don’t always want to see their tweets in your feed? Twitter may have the answer…
What is ‘Fave People’?
Twitter is trialling a new timeline feature called ‘Fave People’ in their Android alpha application – a mobile app the company uses to test changes before they move them to beta testing and out to the general public. The feature allows users to list their favourite accounts in a separate section of the platform making ‘Fave People’ a progression from Twitter’s previous ‘Lists’, with a friendlier label.
The alpha app currently includes a top navigation menu which users can swipe to move between sections such as ‘Home’, ‘Activity’ and ‘Discover’. ‘Fave People’ is the new addition to this menu sporting a fairly prominent position directly next to the ‘Home’ button. When alpha users select this section for the first time, the app explains how the new feature works:
Keep track of your favorites
Tap the star icon on the profiles of your favorite people to see their Tweets in this timeline. You can also choose to receive notifications when they tweet from Settings.
A button is located beneath this message so users can …