Twitter on Thursday announced that it was expanding the number of locations serviced by its Trends product. It has added more than 160 countries and cities to the list of places with access to localized data that will tell them what people are talking about right now.
Included in the list of locations are countries like Belgium, Greece, Kenya, Norway, Portugal, and Ukraine. In addition, more than 130 new cities in countries that already have Trends have been added.
Twitter Trends have been around since 2010 and have served as a means for people to find breaking news and interesting topics that matter to them. The interesting thing is that they are not set so that users can only see the topics around them — users can change the location on Web and mobile to see what’s happening anywhere in the world. So if you’re in the US and want to know what’s happening in Portugal, you can change the location and see what’s people are saying.
The last update Twitter made to Trending happened last December when it added more than 100 cities.
Here is the announcement from Twitter:
Today, we’re introducing Trends in more than 160 new locations. Included in that list are a number of countries that will be getting Trends for the first time: Belgium, Greece, Kenya, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and Ukraine, plus more than 130 new cities in countries that already have Trends.
Trends are an easy way to find out what people are talking about right now –– around the world, in your country, or in your city. By checking out Trends, you can easily find breaking news and current hot topics that are most relevant to you. To find these new locations, click “Change” in the Trends sidebar on twitter.com, and select the city or country you’re most interested in.
To make Trends more convenient and relevant for people around the world, we’re constantly working to bring Trends to more locations –– be on the lookout for even more in the future. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to check out our support article on Trends for more information.
If Trends is not available for your city or country, don’t fear. Twitter says that it’s rolling out new locations in the future.
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