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Twitter now lets users follow events with Moments

Twitter have announced the launch of Moments, an easy way to get up to date information about events. Most Moments are put together by Twitter's dedicated curation team however they've also teamed up with the likes of Bleacher Report, Buzzfeed, Entertainment Weekly, Fox News, Getty Images, Mashable, MLB, NASA, New York Times, Vogue and the Washington Post to contribute content.

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Not everyone will get Moments right away, right now it is only being released to US-based users but will roll out to other places later on, you will know if you have Moments because a lightning bolt icon will be present next to the other icons (home, mentions etc). According to the announcement; iOS, Android and the web edition of Twitter will get Moments.

One such event you could follow in Moments is the US 2016 Presidential race. Whenever new information is available in Moments, the familiar blue dot will appear near the lightning bolt icon. When the Moment ends you'll stop getting the tweets about it.

If you are situated outside of the US there's a good chance you will be able to experience Moments even if you don't have the Moments tab. Madhu Muthukumar, product manager at Twitter, said in the announcement "as with Tweets, a Moment can be shared anywhere: if you discover a link to a Moment in a Tweet or DM, or embedded elsewhere, those of you outside the US can enjoy the same experience we’re rolling out today."

Moments has previously gone under the codename Project Lightning and launched within 24 hours of Jack Dorsey taking over a Twitter's CEO.

Source: Twitter blog via The Next Web

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