Today, Twitter introduced a new feature for Android users called Highlights. With this enabled, users will be given a deep, yet brief look into the big things happening on Twitter. For example, if there is a big sporting event going on that everyone seems to be talking about, or a really cool TV show going on, Twitter will recognize this and then recommend the conversations to you via a simple push notification.
So, what exactly will be in these Highlights, you may ask? Well, I shall let Twitter do the explaining for you.
To create your Highlights, we look at things like the accounts and conversations that are popular among people you follow, Tweets from people you’re closely tied to, topics and events that are trending in your area or within your network, and people that are popular or trending among people you follow.
To enable this new feature, you will of course need a Twitter account and be following a few people to help Twitter get a sense for what things interest you. In the settings menu on the stock Android application (this is not available for 3rd-party app users), there is a new settings for Highlights. Simply turn it on and let Twitter do the rest.
If Highlights sounds like no fun, just don’t enable it in the settings menu.
— Twitter (@twitter) April 23, 2015