In an effort to bring more context and clarity to trendy topics, Twitter recently announced that it will add descriptions and attach tweets so people can more easily understand why they are trending. This will hopefully reduce the ever-present stream of irrelevant tweets that do not ask anyone in particular why any trends.
Twitter said it would immediately add attached tweets to select topics on its iOS and Android apps and later for Twitter on the web. Short descriptions for certain topics will be launched in the coming weeks. Both features will be developed by a combination of Twitter̵7;s algorithms and its curation team, according to their guidelines.
The algorithm works to ensure that the selected attached tweet is not offensive, false or spam. They are also a way to reduce the spread of misinformation, conspiracy theories, bot accounts and other unwanted or harmful content.
Descriptions and attached tweets are only available to users in a limited number of countries, including the US, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, UK, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, Egypt, France, Japan, Colombia, India, Saudi Arabia and the United States United Arab Emirates.