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Twitter is now a ‘news app’ on App Store



NEW YORK: After reporting dismal results this week, micro-blogging website Twitter is no longer pitted against social networks like Facebook and is now categorised under the "news" section in the Apple's App Store. "Starting today (Friday), Twitter is categorised under the 'news' section of the App Store rather than 'social networking'. It is a change that makes a lot of sense and fits with both how Twitter has positioned itself as well as how it is being used," the technology website Engadget reported.

Twitter is famous for real time news feeds and events and unlike Facebook, it is preferred less when it comes to keeping in touch with friends. It is more about following people who share things you find interesting and relevant, whether you know them or not. Twitter Moments was probably the biggest new feature the service launched in the last year and it again shows its focus squarely on curating the best commentary surrounding current events, the report noted. This is probably the best thing that has happened with Twitter as this change has helped it gain more visibility and it is now the number one free app in the news category of the App Store.

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