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Do You Want To Keep Up With The Latest News On Twitter?

Keep Up With The Latest News On Twitter
Written by Hassan Abbas

Keep Up With The Latest News On Twitter: We all know that if we want quick knowledge of something that you can’t find, Twitter is your best choice. Rather than being an all-over platform for expressing your thoughts and suggestions and staying connected with your friends. Twitter is also a prominent tool for obtaining knowledge of what’s happening in and around you.

You can also keep up with the latest news from all around the world in different ways and there are many to speak of. In this article, we’ll help you how to get the  news updates on Twitter so that you don’t forget on the slightest piece of information

Finding news publications to follow

Initially, the simplest and easiest way to get the news on Twitter is to follow news publications. Simply, select to follow publications from your premises, the country you’re in and also all over the world publications to get the news that concerns you.

If you want news in particular topics, simply follow publications that get you the latest news on the matter. If you want to follow a particular publication, move to their Twitter account and click on the Follow button.

Use Twitter lists

Make sure the news outlets on Twitter can’t provide you the latest news. However, their tweets must be displayed firsthand to you. If you’re the one who likes me, you don’t wait to find out that keeping up with your feed on Twitter can be a little immense.

Enter Twitter lists. Twitter provides users the choice to make a list of selected accounts and these lists can then be bookmark to your Home tab. These pinned/bookmark lists can be accessed by moving left and right on the Twitter app’s home screen. So that you can switch between various timelines based on your interest.

Step 1:

Initially, open the Twitter app on the smartphone. Also, click your account thumbnail at the top left side and then click on the Lists section located under Profile.

Step 2:

Click on the New list bubble and then make a list after adding a name and an explanation for the list. Then click Save. You can also make your list private and hide to everyone you’ve added to the list by checking the box adjacent to ‘Private’ before clicking on the Save button.

Step 3:

After creating a news list, you’ll be redirected back to the Lists section where you can view all the lists you’ve created. If you want to pin the new list, just click on the pin icon adjacent to the list name. You can also choose up to 5 lists as bookmarked ad reorder them as you select to access it better from your app’s home screen.

Step 4:

If you want to add an account to a list, move to the news publication’s account. Also, click the 3-dot icon at the top right, press the ‘Add to list’ choice and choose the list you just created.

Step 5:

Simply access your pinned lists by moving left or right on the app’s home screen.

Enable push notifications

Following other accounts will display their tweet on your feed but there’s also a way to get notified of tweets by those news sources. However, the Pop up appears on your notifications/alerts drawer like any other alerts and now you can’t lose access to tweets from the source. Also, if you logged in later and failed to view the tweet on your timeline.

You can get notifications from tweets of particular accounts by turning on push notifications for the respective account. You can do so by following the steps below.

Step 1:

Initially, open Twitter and move to the account you follow that you like to get push notifications from.

Step 2:

Click on the bell icon adjacent to the ‘Following’ button. Also, choose ‘All Tweets’ from the popup menu. You’ll now be notified by a notification on your Android whenever the account posts a new tweet.

Searching with hashtags

Rather than on Instagram where you can follow hashtags like you follow an account. Twitter only enables you to search or tap on hashtags to get more content. However, you can still take the benefits of hashtags on Twitter by searching the required hashtag. Also, several ones on the search bar and navigating through the results using Top, Latest, Photos, People and Videos tabs. For example, we input ‘#coronavirus’ and ‘#pakistan’ and received the following results on Twitter.

Saving your searches

As you can’t follow hashtags, Twitter enables you to save your searches for future use. After searching on Twitter with particular words and hashtags.  You can click on the menu icon in the top right corner of the search results page and press ‘Save this search’. While doing so, the next time you press the search bar on the app. The stored hashtag/tags will be visible under the Saved section for you to easily search with.

Discover topics using the search tab

Twitter’s search tab also delivers the latest news across multiple sections. It includes For you, News, Trending, Sports, Fun, and Entertainment. These sections offer the news shared on Twitter and you can also view what people have to say about them by choosing a topic that’s available on the list.

To explore topics using the search tab, follow the simple steps.

Step 1:

Initially, open Twitter and click on the Search tab at the bottom.

Step 2:

Click on the sections that are available on the top. These sections include For you, News, Trending, Sports, Fun, and Entertainment.

Step 3:

Move through the various topics available under a particular section. Also, click on them to see more details and what other tweeps have to say about it.

Exploring trends by country

Twitter’s Trending section display you a list of topics that are currently popular in a specific region. By default, the section displays the topics across all over the world basis. But you can modify it to show you the current topics that are very popular in the chosen country of your choice. To explore trending tweets by country, just follow the steps given below.

Step 1:

Click on the Search tab and the search page, simply click on the cogwheel icon.

Step 2:

Click on Trends location and choose a country you like to view trending tweets from. You can also input the name of the country in the search bar.

Viewing more tweets by adding languages

If you want to discover trending topics by country. Then simply expand your Twitter timeline to support more languages other than English. You can also add various languages to your timeline if you want to learn more than one language so that you don’t skip any news that isn’t available in English. You can also add more languages to your timeline by following these steps:

Step 1:

Firstly, open the Twitter app on your smartphone. Then click your account thumbnail and then click Settings and privacy.

Step 2:

Under the username section, move to Content preferences and then Recommendations located under Languages.

Step 3:

You’ll then view that by default English is selected. Choose more languages that you know and like to view on your timeline and click Done at the bottom right.

Using Twitter advanced search

Twitter offers an amazing Advanced Search feature. So that you can also tailor results based on tweets from some accounts. Also, tweets with particular hashtags, a range of dates or particular phrases. You can also eliminate tweets that have phrases and words that you don’t like to view in the results.

Note: Advanced search works only with Twitter on the web. Also, it isn’t available on the Twitter for Android app.

If you want to access Advanced Search on Twitter. Simply navigate to twitter.com/search-advanced and select from any of the following choices to get to your required search results. You can also merge with any number of these fields to get the required results that you like to.

Tweets by particular people

Using advanced search, you can improve your search results using tweets from a particular account. Also, tweets sent replies to a particular account and tweets that are listed on a particular account. You can also do so by moving over to twitter.com/search-advanced and input the username(s) of the account(s) in the required boxes under Accounts.

Tweets containing some words

Twitter enables you to search for tweets with specific words in them by making use of advanced search.

Here are some ways you can search for tweets using words:

  • Having all words you write irrespective of its position in the tweet
  • With accurate phrases (For example: “Throwback Thursday”)
  • Excluding specific words
  • Add a certain hashtag
  • In a particular language

Filtering tweets with replies or links

If you don’t want to include replies or tweets using links in them. Simply move to Advanced search and then toggle ON or OFF tweets using replies or links. You can also select to show results that only display replies or only display tweets using links or both or include all of them.

Filtering tweets by how well they busy with people

You can also filter your tweets on Twitter by how well they were received on Twitter. Also, Twitter provides an Engagement section inside Advanced search allowing you to set the parameters for some number of likes, replies, and also retweets a tweet received in your search result. This way, you’ll only be shown tweets that doing good on Twitter and filter out the ones that still you can’t see.

Tweets sent before/after a particular date

In the Advanced search, Twitter also enables you to search for tweets that were posted on some date. You can also look for tweets sent before a particular date, after a particular date or within a date range. Simply by using the calendar dropdown to choose a “from” date, “to” date or both.

Conclusion:

Here’s all about “Keep Up With The Latest News On Twitter”. Have you ever use Twitter to get your daily dose of news? Do any of the above-mentioned procedures help you keep up with news easier? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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