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KRAKOW, POLAND - 2018/09/01: Twitter logo is seen on an Android mobile device. (Photo by Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Twitter is trying out a small new change to Moments that would provide contextual information within its curated stories. Spotted by Twitter user @kwatt and confirmed by a number of Twitter product team members, the little snippets appear sandwiched between tweets in a Moment.
👀Annotations adding context 🧐 https://t.co/ks6TUw8uYF
— Gasca 🔥🦉 (@gasca) October 18, 2018
Called "annotations" — not to be confused with Twitter's metadata annotations of yore — the morsels of info aim to clarify and provide context for the tweets that comprise Twitter's curated trending content. According to the product team, they are authored by Twitter's curation group.
In our testing, annotations only appear on the mobile app and not on the same Moments on desktop. So far we've seen them on a story about the NFL, one about Moviepass and another about staffing changes in the White House.
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