Twitter starts showing trending tweets without signing in across 23 countries
Twitter has released a new update for its homepage. This new update brings trending tweets to people across 23 countries without any signing-in requirement.
Before the new update, visitors on the Twitter homepage could see individual tweets without logging in but not what’s trending on the microblogging network. The new update enables trending tweets for all those visitors with an aim to bring “great tweets to even more people across the globe”.
“Now, you can check out a news story as it unfolds, dive into the play-by-play discussions around a game, and then come back again to see that exchange between two rappers everyone’s been talking about,” Paul Lambert, Twitter’s product manager, wrote in a blog post. “It’s real-time and straight from the source, just like the Twitter experience for those who log in.”
Although the new update was initially tested in the US and Japan, it’s now started rolling out for people across 23 countries. These countries include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, France, Germany, Japan, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Nigeria, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, South Africa, Taiwan, the UK and the US.
You can use your Android or iOS running mobile device to access trending tweets right without signing in to your Twitter account.
Apart from updating its homepage on mobile devices, Twitter has also expanded its refreshed homepage on the web. This means that you can now explore and discover different topics and stories along with the company’s Moments tool from anywhere around the world.
Strategic move to get more users
The new development appears to be a strategic move by Twitter. This would perhaps attract more visitors and would easily transform them into regular Twitter users.
Twitter presently has over 332 million users worldwide. This user base is not as big as the Facebook’s one that has over 1.59 billion users. Therefore, the new update has emerged. It would help the Jack Dorsey-led company getting more users through regular visits.