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Twitter’s iOS update brings new list features and more, says Musk • Canada iPhone Blog

A new update for the Twitter iOS application that Elon Musk saying Friday was approved by Apple and should start rolling out to iPhones over the weekend, brings a new “Pinned Lists” feature for timeline customization, and much more, according to Twitter’s owner and CEO.

Musk said in a tweet that once the update hits, users will be able to pin lists, which can be used to select a group of accounts users want to see tweets from, and easily navigate to them by swiping on the page. beginning.

This comes after Twitter switched to algorithmic “For You” and “Following” tabs for user feeds on iOS earlier this month, replacing the “Home” and “Last” tabs and removing the lines entirely. chronological times of the tweets.

“This allows you to swipe left or right between For You, Following, and Lists,” Musk explained.

Musk also confirmed that Twitter is already working on allowing users to rearrange For You, Following, and Lists in the app’s user interface.

In a separate tweet, Musk added that the next iOS version of Twitter will remember which feed the user was in and use it by default the next time they open the app. So if it was in a pinned list before you quit the app, it’ll be there when you turn it back on.

User feeds currently show the For You page by default when they open Twitter.

In addition to pinned lists, the new Twitter update also brings improvements to the Bookmarks UI. Specifically, users can now flag tweets from the tweet details page.

Musk went on to point out that bookmarks are private, unlike likes on the platform. In response to a Twitter user, Musk said that flagging a tweet will add a “silent like” in the future.

Earlier this week, Twitter made Community Notes, the platform’s crowdsourced fact-checking system, appear in the quoted tweets as well. According to Musk, Twitter will soon start sending notifications to users if the community has corrected a tweet they liked, replied to, or retweeted.

In addition, Musk said that Twitter will start translating and recommending tweets from people from other countries and cultures in the coming months, because “there are epic tweets in other countries every day.”

Musk also shared his thoughts on Twitter ads on Saturday, noting that they are “too frequent” and “too big.” He said the company will take steps to address both issues in the coming weeks.

The Twitter CEO also confirmed a higher-priced Twitter Blue subscription that will be completely ad-free. Earlier this week, Twitter launched an annual Twitter Blue subscription and also introduced Twitter Blue for Android in Canada.

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