Twitter brings out new feature – Lists

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Despite being a very useful tool in keeping up with breaking news, it seems that people don’t know where to find interesting users, mainly because they are afraid of adding them or don’t really have anything to say. While there are many tools that do that job for you, but that means you have to go to another site outside of Twitter.

Well, until now. Twitter has announced a brand new feature that will be implemented soon. Called Lists, it will allow users to create custom lists of users they follow with a click. Lists will be public by default, meaning that everyone can see who is in that particular list, but you can set it to private. Just like the profiles themselves, you can subscribe (or “follow”) the list.

“We started working on this feature because of the frequent requests we received from people who were looking for a better way to organize information on Twitter,” Project leader Nick Kallen said on Twitter’s blog.

Currently, it is in limited testing, meaning that you most likely won’t see it, unless you are really, really lucky; but after that, it will be launched for all accounts. Twitter developers will also be given the API once it receives a public launch, so apps can take advantage of the new feature.

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