Missed Tweets? No Longer a Problem on Android

By Justin Lafferty Comment


Last month, Twitter announced a feature for iOS app users called While You Were Away, surfacing relevant tweets that were posted since the user’s last visit. Now, Twitter is rolling out this feature on Android.

Here’s what Twitter wrote about the While You Were Away feature when it was announced in January:

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.

Our goal is to help you keep up – or catch up – with your world, no matter how much time you spend on Twitter. With a few improvements to the home timeline we think we can do a better job of delivering on that promise without compromising the real time nature of Twitter.

Readers: Do you like the feature or do you find it annoying?