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Twitter iOS App Gets New Explore Tab in Update

Jan 26, 2017

A new update just hit the Twitter app for iOS, which now gives you a more enhanced version of the “Explore” tab. This new change to the iOS Twitter app is something that has been tested out for a few months now, and it appears the official version is rolling out to everyone right now.

Twitter iOS App Gets Explore Tab Update

The new Twitter iOS update allows you to complete access to the enhanced “Explore” tab, which has been in limited testing since October 2016. This new and enhanced “Explore” tab allows you to see search tools easier, along with trending topics, and the “Moments” section. Previously, “Moments” which is the news aggregator portion of Twitter, had a separate section in the Twitter app. Now, you will find that the “Explore” section contains all of the information you want and are looking for in one place. This is great because if you run the Twitter app on iOS, you no longer have to click over to the other tabs or areas in Twitter to find information such as news or trending topics.

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Twitter said that nothing will be going away; just everything is getting condensed into the “Explore” section. Twitter also said that users said that this new “Explore” tab made it much easier to find news and information, such as what’s popular. Twitter said that all of the testing went well so now the official release of this new “Explore” tab is hitting iOS devices. Twitter said that the team wanted to make it easier for people to find and use information, such as trends and searches. There have been quite a few tests to see what ways work the best for users, and the new “Explore” tab seemed to be the thing that people loved the most, since all of the information is in one place. There is also a “Breaking News” header which shows live video of things going on in the world, which is pretty cool too.

“Moments” was launched back in 2015 as a way to get people back onto Twitter. Twitter also took out media attachments counting against the 140 character limit. There is also more reporting features and mute features for users because Twitter wanted to address the harassment that was going on in the social networking app. Twitter still does not have the edit Tweet option, which is something users have been asking for, but the staff definitely knows an edit button is needed. Hopefully, an edit feature will come to a new version of Twitter in the coming months, but for now, at least we have a more expanded “Explore” section on iOS.

The new “Explore” tab for iOS is hitting Apple devices right now, but an Android version will not be released for a few more weeks. The over-the-air update to Twitter for iOS should be rolling out now, although it could take another day for your iOS device to see the update. You also can head to Apple’s App Store and download the new version of Twitter for your iOS device right now if you do not want to wait for the over-the-air update. The Android update for Twitter should be coming out very soon, and we will let you know when that happens once it is announced or released via Google Play Store.

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Jeanne Rose
Jeanne Rose is a freelance writer currently living in Ohio. She has a dog and two cats and enjoys listening to Grunge music. Jeanne is interested in all things technology, including iOS & Android systems.