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How to enable Twitter's new Highlights feature on Android

Make sure you never miss an important tweet or conversation, by enabling Highlights.

Jason Cipriani/CNET

Twitter on Thursday announced a new feature, called Highlights, that's intended to help you stay informed on the most important tweets and conversations among your followers.

The feature is limited to English-language readers with the Twitter app installed on an Android device, however.

While Highlights is officially launching today, April 23, it requires an opt-in to start receiving alerts.

The Settings path you need to take to enable Highlights. Screenshot by Jason Cipriani/CNET
  • To enable the feature on your account, you'll need to launch the official Twitter app on your Android device and bring up the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of your screen.

  • Select Settings from the drop-down.

  • Next, tap on your account name. If you have more than one account, you'll need to complete this process on each account.

  • Tap on Mobile Notifications.

  • Scroll down until you find the new option titled Highlights and tap on it. The check box should now display a check mark, indicating the feature is enabled.

Alternatively, you can also access Highlitghts by tapping on its icon in the navigation bar of the Twitter app.

Back out of Settings and look for an alert toward the bottom of your device's screen letting you know the new notification setting has been saved.

Now, all you have to do is wait until Twitter feels it has enough important content to push an alert to your device. I enabled the feature about 30 minutes ago and have yet to receive anything. Which is what I expected, considering Twitter will only send a maximum of two highlight alerts per day.