Twitter starts rolling out ‘while you were away’ recap to users

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Twitter’s taking a slight turn away from the chronological structure it’s stuck to for so long. Just as the company outlined in November, it’s now starting to roll out a new “While you were away” feature that recaps tweets you’ve missed since last opening the app and surfaces them at the top of your timeline. It’s not entirely clear how Twitter picks and chooses which tweets are worthy of the special treatment, though presumably metrics like retweets and favorites factor in. “Every time you open the Twitter app, you’ll see something great,” the company said of the feature in November.

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