Twitter announces 'while you were away' recap feature

Twitter has announced a new recap feature coming to its iOS app today. If you're a casual user of Twitter, you should start seeing recaps of tweets that Twitter thinks you'll find interesting. The groupings will also be marked with the helpful "while you were away."

Twitter made the announcement via a blog post, stating:

A lot can happen while you're on the go. To fill in some of those gaps, we will surface a few of the best Tweets you probably wouldn't have seen otherwise, determined by engagement and other factors. If you check in on Twitter now and then for a quick snapshot of what's happening, you'll see this recap more often; if you spend a lot of time on Twitter already, you'll see it less.

The micro-blogging service says that the feature should be live for iOS users today, and it will come to its Android app and website at a later date.

Source: Twitter

Dan Thorp-Lancaster