Twitter is testing new TikTok-style Explore page layout, sensitivity warnings

Twitter is testing a vertically scrolling Explorer tab for the platform that seems heavily TikTok inspired. The page will show users an endless amount of images and videos, similar to how the TikTok feed and Instagram Reels work.

The microblogging platform made a limited rollout of the new Explore tab feature on December 8 in some regions, where the feature was offered to iOS and Android users. The tab can be seen divided into two other subcategories named “Trend” and “For you”.

As this is a feature still in testing, we still don’t know if Twitter plans to make the addition permanent and implement a larger rollout at this time.

One-off Twitter warnings for photos, videos

Twitter also announced that it is testing a new implementation of a single warning for new photos and videos where users will be able to flag their posts with tags Violence, Nudity, or Sensitive. This will allow viewers to make sure they want to see your tweet before they stumble upon something they probably didn’t want to see.

Twitter mentioned in its latest post that it understands that discussing world events can sometimes mean “sharing disturbing or sensitive content.”

This feature means that users will have more control over their sensitivity labels. Before that, users could only mark their tweets as sensitive, with no more context. The feature comes after the platform earlier announced that it is trying a new human-centric approach to flagging content.

Currently in testing, the feature is only available to a small user base in the United States. However, it is expected to be released widely next year.