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Twitter In An Instant With 'Moments'

Twitter has launched 'Moments' designed to let you know "the best of what’s happening on Twitter in an instant."

Twitter has been working hard to convince it's advertisers of it's merits with a series of new features including the 'Buy Now', 'Instant Articles' and now 'Moments'

Lightning Bolt

Moments can be accessed through a new tab labelled with a lightning bolt.  There you'll find a regularly updated list of what's happening right now.  Users are able to dig deeper into categories like Entertainment or Sports for their specific interests.

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Interacting With Moments

From there people can engage with Moments in the following ways:

  • When you click into a Moment, you’re taken to an introduction with a title and description.
  • Start swiping to dive right into the story, with immersive full-bleed images and autoplaying videos, Vines, and GIFs.
  • A single tap gives you a fuller view of the Tweet, which you can favorite, Retweet, and more. A double tap lets you instantly favorite the Tweet.
  • The progress bar at the bottom indicates how much more each Moment has to offer.
  • Swiping up or down dismisses the Moment and takes you back to the guide.
  • At the end of a Moment, click the share button to Tweet your thoughts, and send it out to your followers.

Want to keep updated on a developing story?  Updated stories are marked by a blue dot in the upper righthand corner of the image associated with the Moment.

Moments are currently being rolled out in the US with more territories expected to be added in the coming weeks and months.