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How to Get Twitter “Highlights” Right on Your Phone

Nancy Messieh 10-11-2016

With 313 million active monthly users sharing an average of 500 million tweets a day, there’s a lot of noise on the social network. Twitter has tested lots of different ways to cut down on the noise like muting users or turning off retweets How to Turn Off Retweets on Twitter Without Unfollowing Tired of having your Twitter feed overwhelmed by meaningless retweets? You can actually turn them off -- without unfollowing your friends -- and your feed will be all the better for it. Read More . One way to cut through the Twitter noise is with the Highlights feature.


What Are Twitter Highlights?

Twitter Highlights are available on the iOS and Android mobile apps and include personalized content that has been tailored just for you, which you might have otherwise missed. Twitter explains how it chooses which tweets show up in your Highlights:

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.

How to Get Highlights on Your Phone

To get Highlights on your phone you have to turn on the push notification for the feature.

To do this on your iOS phone or tablet, go to the Me tab in the Twitter app and tap the gear icon. Go to Settings > Notifications > Push Notifications > Highlights and turn the slider on.

Android users can go to Settings > Notifications > Mobile Notifications and check the Highlights box.


You should receive Highlight push notifications at most twice a day, which you can swipe through to view the tweets you might have otherwise missed.

What do you think of Twitter Highlights? Are you going to turn the notification on? Let us know in the comments. 

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