Twitter now shows Covid-19 vaccine fact box on user timelines
Twitter is now showing a new prompt to help users become aware of the Covid-19 vaccine, and also to encourage more people to get the vaccination. The new Twitter prompt appears on top of the timeline in a rather unmissable box. “As COVID-19 vaccinations become more widely available, we want you to have access to the latest vaccine info in your country. This week you'll see a prompt in your timeline that links to sources about vaccine safety, efficacy, and news from public health experts,” Twitter said in a tweet.
The Covid-19 prompt on Twitter will appear on its Android and iOS apps. The box is really big, taking more than half of your phone's screen so it's something you definitely won't miss. It's titled “Covid-19 Vaccines: Know the facts”. You can tap on the link in the card to know more about Covid-19 vaccines. You will be redirected to a Twitter events page where the company has collated information about the vaccine from reliable sources.
This events page covers different queries about the Covid-19 vaccine including vaccine effectiveness, potential side effects, different vaccines and variants, advice for pregnant people, getting multiple vaccines at once, and more. Scrolling down you'll see tweets from resources like the World Health Organisation about the different Covid-19 vaccine queries. It's a well organised page with information on all the key questions one might have about the Covid-19 vaccine.
The Covid-19 vaccine Twitter prompt comes shortly before India starts its next vaccination drive from May 1 onwards for people between the ages of 18 and 45.