Twitter has been reported testing its improved version of sign-in process that automatically connects the new users’ instant timeline with tweets soon after they have created an account.
Twitter can be a useful informational service for people who assemble a good mix of people, companies, business and other accounts to follow. But for new users, sign-up process could be simple but finding out whom to follow could be complicated.
However, with Twitter’s instant timeline, the new users do not have to follow anyone to get started. Twitter automatically looks for the topics the contacts are interested in and whom they would want to follow and displays the array of tweets in the user’s feed. So if a person’s contacts are really into swimming, tweets about swimming will show up from the get-go.
Along with it, Twitter features tutorials for direct messaging which can be slightly tricky for new users. As far the algorithm is concerned, it is fairly accurate report suggests. The site seems to be testing the feature by being available for some users who signed up on Android phones last week, adds the report.
It has to be noted that Twitter does not intend to replace the traditional follow-another user method with this instant timeline. According to NYT’s Vindu Goel, who had the chance to check out the feature, the instant timeline feature frequently reminds users to follow other people and take up built-in tutorials.
Twitter intends its instant timeline feature to go public in few months provided the initial testing goes successful.