Promoted Tweets Coming to Official Twitter App

If you are a Twitter user, you are already familiar with Promoted Tweets, which is Twitter’s fancy name for “ads”. Now, the official Android Twitter app will bring these promotions to your timeline:


Promoted Tweets will appear in your timeline like any other Tweet, and like regular Tweets, they will appear in your timeline just once; as you scroll, the Promoted Tweet will flow with the rest of the Tweets in your timeline.

The promoted tweets were already accessible in the timeline of desktop and mobile versions of Twitter, but had only appeared in searches in the official Android app. Recent updates to the app had added “Promoted Accounts” suggestions in your “Who to Follow” section. In the coming weeks, the app will show promoted tweets in your timeline from brands or companies that you are currently following.

If you feel that the promoted tweet isn’t relevant (or you think it’s just plain annoying) you can remove it from your timeline with a single swipe.

For now, it appears this will not apply to third-party Twitter Android apps.

source: Twitter blog


About the Author: Emily Aquin

Emily is a Canadian who now lives in Dallas, Texas. She came south of the border to pursue her violin career, and study at Indiana University, Bloomington. She continued her journey south to University of North Texas. Emily doesn’t like to admit that she was prancing around in her own little iPhone 3G bubble, until her husband decided it was time to wake up and join Google’s Rebel Alliance. She’s never looked back. She now spends countless hours playing with her Android phone and tablet. Emily plays violin in several orchestras in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and also teaches violin lessons. She is happy to be writing for TalkAndroid.


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