The social network confirmed to Patrick Kulp of Mashable that it was testing the feature, and Kulp shared the tweets below illustrating examples from Monday—the terrorist attack at a market in Berlin, and the electoral college victory for President-elect Donald Trump.
Twitter sending breaking news push alerts a new thing? pic.twitter.com/dOCTtT8Lmh
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) December 19, 2016
Just got a breaking news push alert from Twitter. Haven't seen that before. pic.twitter.com/cvE6LYgW3I
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) December 19, 2016
Apparently I'm getting push alerts from Twitter now? pic.twitter.com/XyQsifaTuZ
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) December 19, 2016
— Michael Collado (@michaelcollado) December 19, 2016
Kulp reported that Twitter has been testing the feature for “months,” including with non-breaking-news topics, such as ABC reality-competition show The Bachelor.
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