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Twitter Tests New Unexpected Service Where Users Can Follow Others Without Making An Account

Twitter is definitely on a roll in terms of testing out a number of salient features that it hopes to introduce very soon.

First, we heard about a new price hike for Blue Subscribers who were recently sent out an email in this regard. This was closely followed up by a feature that enables users to update their statuses with activities that they’re doing or perhaps a mood they’re in while tweeting.

And now, we’re getting more information about a test that’s probably a huge shocker for many, including us. This was related to a new service that allows users to follow others without even creating an account, to begin with.

The company made the mega announcement through a recent blog post on Twitter which stated how the firm is well aware that not too many people are ready to sign up for accounts when they first arrive on the platform.

Keeping this in mind, the team wishes to give so many people one of the easiest ways out by providing this new feature whereby users can read tweets while experiencing some added benefits like seeing what it’s like to have a timeline too.

Yes, this is still in its experimental phase and that means we’re not sure if it's ever going to be rolled out but if it does, wow, that’s a huge step forward for any platform.

The feature is called ‘Try Twitter’ and it is designed with the purpose of letting users follow and even read various tweets on their mobile application without even signing up. Obviously, if you wish to comment, post, or feedback, you’ll need to sign up for that.

Twitter refers to the new experiment or test drive as one that’s available to the public and needs personalization. Meanwhile, it did confirm how other simple actions such as bookmarking, retweeting, and even liking would require you to sign up.

So you may be getting access to people’s tweets and their relevant timelines but you’ll definitely be bound to various other places. The whole idea, in case you’re wondering, is related to giving users a taste of what to expect and if interested, they can join.

But what is a little shocking is how you need to provide your location details to the app, in case you wish to avail the freebie feature. Then, you need to follow a minimum of one account and then go on from there.


H/T: Jane Manchun Wong

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