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How to make the best of Twitter using Lists

A List is a curated group of Twitter accounts. Anyone can create their own Lists or follow Lists created by others. Viewing a List timeline shows a stream of Tweets from only the accounts on that List, making it easier for people to find what they are looking for.

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| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 22:41 IST
Users can not only create or follow a List but they can also share their lists with other users and pin their top lists in the microblogging platform.
Users can not only create or follow a List but they can also share their lists with other users and pin their top lists in the microblogging platform. (AP)

Twitter, probably, is the trove of information when it comes to news. With celebrities, politicians, media outlets and companies all sharing their latest announcements and opinions on the platform constantly, following a stream of information becomes extremely difficult. That is where Twitter Lists come in.

For those of you who don't know, a List is a curated group of Twitter accounts. Anyone can create their own Lists or follow Lists created by others. Viewing a List timeline shows a stream of Tweets from only the accounts on that List, making it easier for people to find what they are looking for.

Users, as mentioned before, can not only create or follow a List but they can also share their lists with other users and pin their top lists in the microblogging platform.

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So, here are some tips that will help you organise your Twitter account better with Lists:

-- Create a List: This feature enables users to create a new list. To do so follow these steps: from the navigation bar select ‘Create new List' icon > give the List a name > add description > add people or accounts to it > click Done.

-- Share a List: This feature lets users share the lists created by them. The only condition is that the list that they share should be visible to the public. Here's how you can share a list: go to the List you'd like to share > use the share icon from the top right of the List's detail page > choose from one of the three options: i) Tweet This ii) Share Via Direct Message iii) Share with others via… and you're good to go.

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-- Edit or delete Lists: To edit or delete a list follow these steps: select the List you would like to edit or delete from your List tab in your profile > tap on Edit List where you can manage the members in your List, or delete the List as per your convenience.

-- See ‘top Tweets' first in Lists: To do so follow these steps: tap the ∙∙∙ icon at the top right > select “See Top Tweets”. You can also choose to switch back to seeing ‘Latest Tweets' first anytime.

-- Discover a List: In your Home timeline on Twitter for iOS and Android apps, you might see a prompt to Discover new Lists. If you see a List that's of interest to you, simply tap Follow. From the prompt, you can also tap Show more to browse through the Lists discovery page. Additionally, you can search for additional Lists in the search box at the top of the page.

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First Published Date: 27 Aug, 17:55 IST
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