Twitter Officially Launches Its “While You Were Away” Recap Feature


Twitter’s “While You Were Away” feature, which helps you catch up on tweets that you missed, is officially launching on iOS today (with Android and web coming soon).

The company previewed the feature at its analyst day last fall and started rolling it out at the end of December.

As described in a company blog post, While You Were Away does pretty much exactly what you would guess — if you haven’t opened the app for a while, it puts some of the “best tweets” from when you were gone at the top of your feed. The company writes:

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…

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