T20 World Cup 2021: Twitter brings Communities to India and rolls out live cricket scorecards
Twitter is bringing two new features for the people of India. These include a Cricket scorecard that will be accessible within the Twitter app. Along with the Community, feature to celebrate the T20 World Cup 2021, which began earlier this week.
Twitter Cricket Scorecard for the T20 World Cup 2021 :
The Cricket scorecard will appear in the Explore tab and live Events Page on Twitter while cricket matches are happening. This will allow the fans to follow the scores from the match in real-time. Fans can do so while scrolling through tweets and the following commentary on the platform. The scorecard feature will be available to all users in India on iOS, Web and will also roll out to most users on Android.
"In the coming weeks, we'll find more ways to make it easier for users to find relevant match content and join conversations with like-minded people"the company said on Thursday
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Twitter Communities :
Back in September, Twitter started testing its Community feature first in the US. Now, the company is bringing its first community outside of the US, in India. However, which is dedicated to the Cricket fans in the nation. The community is 'Cricket Twitter – India'. Meanwhile, the community will serve as a single place where Cricket fans can share their views in multiple Indian languages.
Communities on Twitter are managed by administrators and moderators who set specific Community rules. Moreover, the members of the community must follow the general Twitter Rules. Twitter is currently testing communities as invite-only on iOS, Web, and Android mobile browsers, with access on the Android app and more functionalities coming soon. The invites can be sent by administrators, moderators, and community members via direct messages.
Once invited, members can join the community and start talking with other members by replying to their tweets. Community members can also start their own conversations by posting community tweets.
Just like public tweets, anyone can read, quote, and report community tweets. People who are not a part of the community can, however, not participate in the conversation by replying to the tweets posted in a particular community.
As for now, Twitter isn't allowing all Twitter users to create a community. However, the brand is looking at India as one of its main markets where it can further expand its operations and introduce new features and services.