Twitter testing its own version of FB's Like

(Image: TechCrunch)Twitter Fave People

For some time, Twitter has been testing a new "Fave People" section that groups together tweets from the people you like. The new feature solves a common problem facing inveterate tweeters: drowning in a deluge of tweets from all and sundry.

Tech site TechCrunch said the feature is being tested among a small group of Android users. Last December, an Android update enabled tweeters to favorite other users to receive a notification for every tweet those specific accounts published. The a new "Fave People" section now being tested groups all of these accounts together.

"Keep track of your favorites," the Twitter interface says. "Tap the star icon on the profiles of your favorite people to see their Tweets in this timeline. You can also choose to receive notifications when they tweet from Settings."

The concept is similar to Twitter's "Lists," which lets you organize users into labeled groups such as "reporters" or "celebrities."

Twitter has refused to comment on the feature but it's common for the site to quietly test new features and design updates before tweaking or rolling it out to its public.

Last month, Twitter started testing a major profile redesign similar to Facebook and Google . In the redesign, the main picture and bio are scaled to the left. There is significantly more online space dedicated to the header photo.

The revamped tweet stream is also different from Twitter's signature look. There is also a greater focus on photos and content cards.

Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass.

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