Last month, Twitter announced a feature for iOS app users called While You Were Away, surfacing relevant tweets that were posted since the user’s last visit. Now, Twitter is rolling out this feature on Android.
— Twitter (@twitter) February 24, 2015
Here’s what Twitter wrote about the While You Were Away feature when it was announced in January:
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 of what’s happening, you’ll see this recap more often; if you spend a lot of time on Twitter already, you’ll see it less.
Our goal is to help you keep up – or catch up – with your world, no matter how much time you spend on Twitter. With a few improvements to the home timeline we think we can do a better job of delivering on that promise without compromising the real time nature of Twitter.
Readers: Do you like the feature or do you find it annoying?