Twitter 'Connect' Tab Helps You Find People to Follow


In a sea of 310 million active Twitter users—friends, family, celebrities, comedians, politicians—it can be difficult to choose the right people to follow. But a new feature aims to put a lid on your fear of missing out.

Twitter Connect TabTwitter on Tuesday launched a new Connect tab—a detailed list of people and accounts the service thinks you'll enjoy—found by tapping the blue head icon on the top left of the app.

"To give you the best recommendations—which we'll continue to refine over time—we look at who you already follow, tweets you like, popular accounts in your local area, what's happening in the world right now, and more," product manager Ricardo Castro wrote in a blog post.

"We'll also let you know exactly why we're showing you each recommendation," he added.

Rolling out now to the iOS and Android platforms, the Connect tab also allows the option to automatically sync your address book, making it easier to keep up with new users and old friends.

To get started, update the Twitter app, then tap the blue person icon. Swipe through the "trending now" accounts (@starwars is unsurprisingly popular today, May the 4th), view all your contacts, and see the company's recommendations.

Twitter veterans will remember that this is not the first time Twitter has used the "Connect" moniker. Years ago, the Notifications tab on was known as @Connect, something it changed a few years ago.

If you're new to the service, meanwhile, and want to download the app, don't expect to find it with Facebook, Pinterest, and other "social" programs in the App Store. Twitter recently reclassified its iOS app in the news category.

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