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Twitter Testing Breaking News Push Notifications

Buzzfeed, Alex Kantrowitz

Twitter wants to be a news app, having recently moved to that category from the “social networking” category in the iOS App Store. And so now it’s doing a thing most top-tier news apps do: Pushing breaking news notifications.

After a truck crashed into the Berlin Christmas market today, for instance, Twitter pushed a breaking news alert to some of its users that linked to Twitter’s Moments tab, which summarizes the news in tweets. The company did a similar thing when Fidel Castro died last month.

Honestly been waiting for this feature. Twitter moved it’s iOS app to the news section it needs to be doing this on iOS. And it makes sense for Twitter to be doing this as well.

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