In an attempt to take on Snapchat’s and Instagram’s ‘Stories’, Twitter on Wednesday made a big announcement – it has now opened its Moments feature to everyone. Twitter will allow users create Moments about nearly anything they feel suits their interests. The company introduced Moments last year, and since then the company has been tirelessly attempting to bring more and more features to the tool.
The California-based social media giant announced in a blog post in August that it will roll out the feature soon to all its users, apart from opening it for a wider group of companies. Moments are curated stories that showcase a series of tweets to help keep users up-to-date on the topic of their choice. Starting Thursday, anyone can staple multiple tweets in a single canvas that will follow a particular topic to create their Moments.
In order to help you make your Moments, Twitter has posted a video in a tweet that explains the steps you will do. As soon as you’ll start seeing the Moments tab on your profile, head to it, and click on ‘Create new Moment’. After that you can choose to add a series of tweets and a cover photo as well. There is an option to include the tweets across Twitter platform you have searched or hit the ‘heart’ button on.
As we mentioned, Facebook’s Instagram and Snap (earlier Snapchat) already have their own Stories sections, giving users a similar experience of curated news from the Internet. The feature has been long-delayed and it would have been remarkable if Twitter had done things better already. It is worth noting that the company is cliffhanging to sustain itself from a possible sell out, as rumours last week surfaced hinting that Google and Salesforce are on the frontier to bid for the company. Interestingly, Walt Disney, Microsoft and a bunch of other companies were also reported to be in the queue to appear in the bidding.