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March 18, 2014

Twitter Testing New Feature

Fave People Lets Users Zero In On Certain Profiles

Much like following your close friends on Facebook, Twitter is playing with the idea of allowing users to follow their favorite people.


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As reported by TechCrunch, Twitter is testing a new feature called ‘Fave People’ that allows users to mark the profiles they want to follow exclusively by selecting a star next to the profile. Once that step is completed the ‘Fave People’ column appears next to ‘Home.’

The feature has not been rolled out to all users but is currently in the alpha version of Twitter’s Android app. It’s a regular testing site for Twitter’s new features before being offered to all users or — based on reception — scrapped.

Selecting profiles to follow seems easy enough — users simply tap a star icon that appears on people’s profiles. A feature in settings also enables users to receive notifications when those selected profiles tweet.

The test, though, does not necessarily mean the feature will roll out to all users. Like other services and networks, Twitter will run its test of Fave People to see if it is well received and, chances are, if feedback is positive it will be available to all users.


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.