This article was published on January 22, 2015

Twitter now rolling out ‘while you were away’ recap in mobile apps

Twitter now rolling out ‘while you were away’ recap in mobile apps

Earlier in January we reported that Twitter was testing a ‘while you were away’ feature in its mobile apps for some users that recaps what happened since you last visited, but now it’s rolling out for everyone.


Twitter announced today that the feature, called Recap, is beginning rollout to everyone starting today for iOS users and later for Android users.

In the announcement blog, the company said that its goal is to “help you keep up […] with your world no matter how much time you spend on Twitter.”

This new feature will definitely help those who are newer to the service and aren’t quite accustomed to how fast paced it can be.

The New York Times reports that users won’t have control over when Recap appears or the ability to specify what kinds of tweets it shows.

Twitter says that Recap will appear less if you use Twitter a lot, but more if you use it less frequently.

➤ While you were away [Twitter blog]

Update: Twitter announced that this is now rolling out to Android users as well.

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