Twitter rolls out new feature, lets you see location-specific Tweets
- June 26, 2016
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Digital Marketing News
Micro-blogging website Twitter has launched a new feature that will allow users to see tweets from a specific place, such as a business, sports stadium or music festival, according to a recent report.
The precise place identification for this new feature by Twitter will be powered by Foursquare, which is a search and discovery service mobile app.
As revealed by the technology website Techcrunch.com on Saturday as a part of the trade, Foursquare will be getting prominent branding, links back and the ability to develop its own database, in exchange.
As of now the new location feature is available to all iOS users and will be launched for other platforms later.
“We’re excited about this integration which has been getting deeper over time. Location can provide important context for any moment, and our location intelligence is best-in-class. We’re proud to support Twitter in the US, Canada, Brazil and many other geographies. Stay tuned for more to come,” Jeff Glueck, CEO, Foursquare, said while commenting on the launch.
If users tag a specific location (powered by Foursquare), they will be able to see it in the main Twitter timeline. However when they click through to the tweet detail and click the location, they will see a location feed with a map up top where they will find a tab of tweets from that place or city, with the option to check media specific tab such as photo from there.