TechBuzz: Twitter Tests Breaking News Push Notifications

Twitter has been trying to move into the news category, away from their former social networking category.

Twitter has recently started to push breaking news notifications, like many other news apps currently do. As part of a larger test, Twitter has been sending these breaking news alerts notifying users about real-time content appearing on the platform.

Not everyone receives these alerts, Twitter uses an algorithm to decide who gets notified about what news.

If you do not like receiving these notifications all you have to do is go to settings and turn off your Twitter notifications.

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Did you see this notification from Twitter this morning? They're testing out breaking news alerts https://t.co/RnU1NRqsp1

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