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Twitter opened up Moments to Everyone

In an attempt to take on Snapchat's and Instagram's 'Stories', Twitter on Wednesday made a big announcement - it has now opened its Moments feature to everyone.

Twitter opened up Moments Wednesday, allowing all of its users to create and share collections of tweets that are presented as slide shows within the Twitter app. This comes about a year after Twitter first introduced Moments.

In order to help you make your Moments, Twitter has posted a video in a tweet that explains the steps you will do. As soon as you'll start seeing the Moments tab on your profile, head to it, and click on 'Create new Moment'. After that you can choose to add a series of tweets and a cover photo as well. There is an option to include the tweets across Twitter platform you have searched or hit the 'heart' button on.
Moments are essentially collections of tweets that are being presented full-screen on mobile devices, using tweeted pictures and videos as art. Users can combine their own tweets to a Moment, or search for other tweets and essentially build a kind of curated collection around a certain topic.
User-generated Moments are being listed as part of a user’s profile, which should make it easier to go back and browse through past Moments. Twitter also is likely going to highlight Moments generated by the users you follow within the Moments guide of the Twitter mobile app. “We may choose to include Moments by our partners or ordinary customers in the guide if they meet our content guidelines,” a Twitter spokesperson told Variety Wednesday.

Twitter introduced Moments with fanfare in October of 2015, touting it as a way to make the service more approachable to casual and new users. The company has yet to release metrics on the use of Moments, but the feature did little boost Twitter’s stalling growth.

If anything, opening up Moments could spell trouble for third-party tweet aggregation services. Storify in particular has been popular with users looking for ways to curate collections of tweets, or make it easier to catch up on so-called tweet storms, a phenomenon during which a single user tweets out a large number of successive tweets to tell a story that can’t be told in 140 characters. With Moments being open to everyone, users will have a lot less incentive to rely on Storify for this kind of curation.

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